According to the latest numbers from FTR and ACT Research, Class 8 net orders surged in September to the highest total since October 2018, hitting 32,000 units according to FTR (ACT Research reports 31,100 units). Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is granting National Tank Truck Carriers Inc.’s (NTTC) application for a limited five-year exemption to allow tank trailer operators to install a red or amber brake-activated pulsating lamp in the upper center position or an upper dual outboard position on the rear of the trailers, in addition to the steady-burning brake lamps required by federal regulations. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has launched an online tool to help carriers and drivers better understand the hours-of-service regulations that took effect Sept. 29. Read more

 

A panel of commercial vehicle drivers is being created to provide feedback to federal regulators on issues such as safety, hours of service (HOS) regulations, training, parking, and driver experience. Read more

 

How carriers adapt and use the supply chain to their advantage could decide the winners and losers of the post-COVID-19 transportation world, according to Lee A. Clair, the managing partner of Transportation and Logistics Advisors. Read more

 

On May 15, 2019, FMCSA published a notice requesting comments on a possible new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Read more

 

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2020 Top Industry Issues Survey. Read more

 

Nearly $80 million was awarded to educational entities and state agencies for commercial motor vehicle safety efforts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a pilot program that would offer drivers additional hours-of-service flexibility by allowing them to pause their 14-hour driving window. Read more

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