5 Dec 16

The FMCSA finally published the so-called ELD mandate, so you’ve got a new piece of regulation to worry about. All trucking companies and drivers will have to start using electronic logs for hours of service by Dec. 16, 2017.

5 Nov 18

Congress passed a new highway bill, but the way it's written would leave most owner-operators and small carriers out in the cold. There are two different versions, and if one became law, it could wipe out about 83% of motor carriers.

5 Aug 21

Three things in life seem certain: Death, taxes, and new trucking regulations. We've summarized the four proposed new rules hat could affect your wallet the most.

4 Jun 15

Trucking HOS rules are up in the air again. Drivers were finally cut some slack back in December when the most unpopular part of the 2013 hours-of-service bill was rolled back. A DOT funding bill that would make the rollback permanent cleared the first hurdle.

8 Dec 16
Carrier insurance was back in the news this month. The FMCSA finally published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), and it recommends raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers. The ANPR doesn’t say how much the new minimum will be, though. Before the FMCSA makes that decision, you can give feedback during the public comment period, which ends Feb. 26. [More]
Sep 05
The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently rolled out a new automated system to help truckers find parking, and now the same is taking place in Michigan. Both states have cameras set up at a handful of rest areas along stretches of I-94 that keep track of how many parking spaces are available for trucks. [More]
Oct 02

You probably have heard plenty about the new $75K broker bond requirement recently, but if you think it only affects brokers, keep reading.

1 Feb 27

With recent reports of successful self-driving "robotruck" tests coming out of Japan, could self-driving trucks be the future of freight hauling in the U.S.?

Jan 02

One of the great strengths of the trucking industry is how it’s connected to every sector of the U.S. economy. Check out four of the biggest trends in the freight hauling industry as we join 2013.

1 Dec 14

Ever wonder what life would be like after 20,000 miles locked in a sleeper cab with your spouse? Meet George and Wendy Parker, a very funny husband-wife team who chronicle their 18-wheeled journey across America on their blog.