HDT Top News
Week of August 21, 2017
Top 5 News
1. How Trucking is Preparing for the Solar Eclipse
The solar eclipse is coming on Aug. 21, bringing total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.
2. GHG Rule Review Pleases Trailer Makers, Concerns Some Stakeholders
The Trump administration’s announcement that it will revisit parts of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules were greeted with cautious optimism by the trailer makers who pushed for the review, but with concern by other parties.
3. EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits
Just months before new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules affecting trailers and glider kits are scheduled to start taking effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to revisit those rules.
4. Trucking Industry Revenue Hit $676.2 Billion Last Year
American Trucking Associations has released the ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 annual compendium of data on the trucking industry, revealing trucking’s place as the leading mode of freight transportation.
5. ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking
State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.
Top 5 Articles
1. What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and single truck owner-operators. With just four months until the regulation comes into force, here are a few things to consider as we brace for December 18 – the date the mandate kicks in.
2. Commentary: Over-Regulation and Idiotic Enforcement
Sure, our trucks can do damage in a bunch of ways, but the regulations outweigh the risk we represent by alot -and they’re driving people away from trucking, argues Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.
3. How E-Commerce Disrupts Trucking
While disruption may be a current buzzword, it’s as old as capitalism itself, said Thom Albrecht, president of Sword & Sea Transportation Advisors, speaking at the PeopleNet and TMW in.sight User Conference + Expo in Nashville.
4. ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data
Why settle for simple electronic logging when it can serve as a total fleet management solution in a box?
5. The Clock is Ticking on ELD Compliance
Carriers and drivers have a scant four months to be running under the FMCSA's new electronic logging rule.
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