Topics: driver shortage

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency; Includes NATSO Request to Include HOS Waiver for Fuel Haulers

NATSO on Aug. 30 urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) to include fuel haulers in its COVID-19 emergency declaration to minimize the effect that the pandemic has on fuel supply and mitigate the driver shortage. This would provide much-needed hours of service (HOS) flexibility that would mitigate supply disruptions and lower the prices at the pump.  More

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Train Younger Drivers For Interstate Trucking

Representatives Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.), with support from the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA), recently introduced legislation that would allow commercial drivers aged between 18 and 21 to engage in interstate trucking. More

Behind the Numbers: Top Trucking Economist to Share Key Facts & Figures Members Only Join or Login

Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, has valuable insights into the economy and the trucking industry that can help truckstop and travel plaza operators prepare for the future. More

Translating Trucking Trends Into Profitable Action Items At Your Truckstop Members Only Join or Login

The successes and challenges the trucking industry experiences have a significant effect on the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, which means staying cur-rent on trucking trends is crucial for businesses that serve drivers. What’s more, successful truckstop and travel plaza operators know that trends often result in new opportunities. More

Delving Into the Highway Bill: Trucking Issues

The five-year, $305 billion highway bill signed into Dec. 4 by President Obama titled Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) contained several important provisions that stand to affect the trucking industry and the truckstops that also operate commercial vehicles. Below is a brief overview of those issues. More

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