Please join IMTA member Corporate Billing LLC for a very informative webinar presentation that will address myths and changes regarding factoring in the trucking industry. Leif Founds, Senior V.P. of Sales of Corporate Billing, LLC will provide valuable information on this topic and answer any questions you may have. Read more

 

American Trucking Associations (ATA) revealed the official 2019 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week logo and thank-a-trucker toolkit. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week runs September 8-14, 2019. Read more

 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week, which focuses on unsafe driving of both trucks and cars, will take place July 14-20, 2019. The focus will be on speeding. Read more

 

FMCSA has published a request for information in the Federal Register. They are seeking information on existing or potential sources of data to better understand driver detention times during the loading and unloading of commercial motor vehicles and the potential impact of such delays on roadway safety. Comments are due by September 9, 2019. Read more

 

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would require all new commercial trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a maximum speed of 65 mph. Read more

 

Over 90 percent of small carriers that have not yet made the switch to ELD technology (ELDs) plant to stick with their old devices until the last quarter of 2019, according to a weekly FreightWaves and EROAD survey recently released. Read more

 

As of July 1, 2019, Iowa DOT Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services will have new service hours. The office will be open from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday. Read more

 

Economic data from the goods side of the economy showed some signs of life in May, as growth in retail sales and industrial production exceeded expectations during the month. The Census Bureau reported that total retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May from April’s levels. This beat consensus estimates of a 0.3 percent gain and marks the third consecutive monthly increase in retail spending. Read more

 

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

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