Tue, 22 May 2018 17:00:00 EDT FMCSA Chief Ray Martinez Says ELD Guidance for Ag Haulers Forthcoming WASHINGTON — New electronic logging device guidance that would address flexibility concerns raised by aspects of the agriculture sector will be unveiled shortly by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agency’s chief told House lawmakers May 22.
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:15:00 EDT Senate Panel Wants Explanation for Delays on Hair Testing Guidelines A Senate committee on May 22 unanimously approved a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to provide an explanation for a 15-month delay in issuing mandatory federal hair testing guidelines for such safety-sensitive transportation employees as truck drivers.
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:15:00 EDT Two More Trucking Companies Raise Driver Pay Two more trucking companies have joined a growing list of operators that are increasing compensation to retain their current drivers and attract new recruits.
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:15:00 EDT Wabtec to Merge With GE Transportation GE Transportation, a foundation piece of the company built by inventor Thomas Edison, a business founded in Erie and based there for most of its 110-year history, is merging with another Pennsylvania company in a deal worth $11.1 billion.
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:30:00 EDT Tonnage Springs 9.4% Higher in April Truck tonnage jumped 9.4% in April compared with the same period a year ago, according to American Trucking Associations’ monthly for-hire truck tonnage index.
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 EDT Vote on Heidi King for NHTSA Post Delayed Concern that Democrats would vote as a block against the nomination of Heidi King to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration led to a delay in today’s scheduled vote, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D) told reporters May 21
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:30:00 EDT Cargo Thefts Down, but Reporting Problems Remain There were 115 cargo thefts in the United States in the first quarter with an average loss value per incident of $117,283, according to Sensitech’s SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center.