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Briefs: DRIVE Act, legislation against abusive towing and diesel pricing

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A compilation of news about the trucking industry. States pass bills regarding predatory towing Legislation regarding predatory towing is being reviewed in several state chambers to protect consumers, especially truck drivers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has been working with states to implement standards that safeguard truckers from unauthorized towing. In Florida, bill HB179 […]

Women in Motion: creating gender diversity in the transportation industry

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Women in Motion aims to make an impact on all women within the transportation industry. Women in Motion returns under the American Trucking Associations (ATA). This group, initially introduced in June 2022, focuses on the specific advocacy for women in the trucking industry. It was initiated by women members of the ATA who recognized the […]

Turbulent waters of the 2024 freight transportation market

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The year 2024 has begun with multiple challenges in the freight transportation industry. DAT Freight & Analytics reports that the road freight transportation market continues to show sluggishness, even in February. This trend is attributed to decreased demand and the ongoing reduction in fleet capacity. Contradictory signals are observed in the market, influenced by post-pandemic […]

Driving towards a greener future: Nikola’s hydrogen refueling station

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Nikola opened its first hydrogen refueling station in Ontario, California, through its Hyla brand. Nikola opened its first hydrogen refueling station in Ontario, California, through its Hyla brand. Equipped with a modular charger, this station signifies the company’s next step in providing hydrogen fuel solutions for Class 8 trucks. The station can service up to […]

FMCSA proposal for more flexible and efficient CDL testing

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Aims to reduce regulatory burdens and mitigate delays in driver licensing that some state agencies experience. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed a rule to enhance the efficiency of tests and flexibility for applicants seeking a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). Partly based on a petition from the […]

Briefs: UCR rate increases, proposed speed limiters and average diesel prices

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Summary of relevant news and issues in the transportation industry. Proposal for an increase in UCR rates and oppositions On January 9th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a regulation to increase the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) rates by 25% for the year 2025. The UCR, an annual permit, is mandatory for most […]

Challenges of detention time in the trucking industry

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Drivers spend an average of 119 minutes waiting at each pickup or delivery. The phenomenon of detention time, a peculiar reality for truck drivers, has come to light with data provided by FreightWaves SONAR. According to this data, drivers spend an average of 119 minutes waiting to be loaded or unloaded at each pickup or […]

Texas-based JJ Transport files for bankruptcy days before civil trial

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The company filed for bankruptcy just four days before a scheduled wrongful death civil trial in El Paso County, Texas. A Texas-based transportation company, J.J. & Sons Logistics, operating as JJ Transport, filed for bankruptcy just four days before a scheduled wrongful death civil trial in El Paso County, Texas. In the filed petition, JJ […]

Nikola’s ex-CEO, Trevor Milton, sentenced to 4 years for deceptive practices

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Milton was sentenced to four years in prison for participating in product and technology development fraud at Nikola Corporation Former Executive Chairman and CEO of Nikola Corporation, Trevor Milton, has been sentenced to four years in prison by U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos for engaging in securities and wire fraud regarding the development of products […]

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