The Iowa Motor Truck Association will soon be publishing its annual supplier and towing membership directory. The purpose of this directory is to place our Allied and TRPI divisions in front of current and potential customers within the IMTA membership. Read more

 

As the trucking industry becomes more “digitized,” just like most of the American business community, worries regarding hacking and other “data attacks” are growing – and for good reason, as businesses are suffering more data breaches than many might think. Read more

 

A bipartisan and bicameral group of U.S. lawmakers announced intentions to introduce a bill in Congress to require tractor-trailers to be equipped with so-called side underride guards, intended to protect car occupants in crashes in which the car slides under the trailer. Read more

 

Measures of how many truck drivers are ready to comply with the new electronic logging device mandate look to be about as divergent as political polls in recent elections. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued two 90-day waivers from the ELD mandate. Read more

 

Attorneys for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association recently argued in court that the U.S. DOT illegally altered sleep apnea screening guidelines for truck drivers by slipping a partially apnea-related appendix into a broader rule after the public comment period had ended. Read more

 

In the Transportation Services Index, which measures freight movement in tons and ton-miles, increases in four of six modes, including another significant increase in trucking, led to another all-time high. Read more

 

The U.S. added more jobs than forecast in November and the unemployment rate held at an almost 17-year low, though below-forecast wage gains suggested the labor market still has slack to absorb. Read more

 

The U.S. economy added another 228,000 non-farm jobs in November, aided by job gains in the trucking industry, according to a recent Labor Department report. Read more

 

Does your company participate in any charitable acts specific to the holiday season? Are donations made that are specific to the holidays? Is your company taking part in community events associated with the holidays? Read more

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