American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index surged 7.4% in April after decreasing 2% in March. In April, the index equaled 121.8 compared with 113.4 in March. Read more

 

A bill was just introduced into the U.S. House that would raise per-gallon fuel taxes on gasoline and diesel by five cents a year for five years — and then tie the fuel tax rate to inflation — as a means to raise revenue for surface transportation infrastructure. Read more

 

Roadcheck 2019 is scheduled for next week. The 72-hour inspection blitz will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 4 – 6. Read more

 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has asked U.S. and Canadian trucking regulators to explore a solution that would permit roadside inspectors to cite shippers, not just drivers and motor carriers, for cargo securement violations in sealed trailers and intermodal containers. Read more

 

Have concerns about WHEN, not IF, your operation will be hit with cyber-threats? Need assistance in navigating through the Americans with Disabilities Act? Want to discuss employment issues with industry experts? If you can answer YES to any of the questions above, then the IMTA’s Legal Symposium is where you need to be at on Thursday, June 27. These are just some of the topics being touched on during this 8AM – 5PM event taking place at the IMTA / IMCF headquarters in Des Moines. Read more

 

A working version of the annual Transportation Department funding bill released by the House’s Appropriations Committee last week would bar the DOT from eliminating the 30-minute break requirement of current hours regulations. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced last week that it has extended an emergency declaration for 16 states in the Plains and Midwest due to historic flooding across the region. Read more

 

The annual spring golf outing broke records left and right last week thanks to the 181 registered golfers who raised over $32,000 for the IMTA’s Political Action Committee. Not only was this the most golfers we’ve ever had, the amount raised topped all other PAC golf outing throughout the years. Read more

 

When thinking about conditions that require good driving skills your mind might immediately jump to wintertime, but there is a 100-day span between Memorial Day and Labor Day when we see the highest number of car accidents and resulting injuries. Read more

 

The American Trucking Associations applauded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for taking a first step toward a new pilot program to allow non-military commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce. Read more

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