HDT Top News
Week of December 11, 2017
Top 5 News
1. ELD Face-off: Two Sides of the Looming Mandate
With just a week to go until the much-debated electronic logging device rule kicks in on Dec. 18, HDT asked top officials of two trucking associations that have been outspoken in their support or criticism of the far-reaching mandate to weigh in on several key aspects.
2. TRALA Scores 90-Day ELD Waiver for Short-Term Truck Rentals
A 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate will soon be issued for carriers operating short-term rental trucks (defined as 30 days or less) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
3. L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal employment laws from operating on city property.
4. California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy
The state of California commissioned a report by CalTrans to look into the viability of a mileage-based tax on all vehicles to eventually replace the tax on fossil fuels.
5. Officials Hand Out Nearly 39,000 Citations During Safe Driver Week
Nearly double the amount of citations were handed out to commercial drivers during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week compared to last year.
Top 5 Articles
1. Alabama Trucking Chair Weathers Tough Times, Poised for the Future
Facing down family tragedy and personal illness, the new chairman of Alabama‚Äôs state trucking association has weathered setbacks with grace and strength, retooling his long-running operation for maximum ­efficiency with an eye toward future growth.
2. Cautiously Optimistic, Rusty Rush Looks Ahead
The Rush Truck Centers CEO says he sees an industry today with a lot of new technology and not nearly enough technicians.
3. Jon Morrison on Wabco's Technology Strategy
Wabco is increasing its presence in the North American market and working to push the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems. HDT's Deborah Lockridge recently sat down with Wabco chief Jon Morrison to discuss the changes.
4. Mack: Path to Electrification is Not Straight to Linehaul
Mack Trucks continues to see a healthy future for diesel engines, even as alternatives like electrification begin to emerge.
5. Q&A: Bendix's Bracht on the Changing Truck Industry
We recently caught up with Berend Bracht, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, at an industry event to talk about his first two years on the job in a rapidly changing industry, from electrification to connectivity to automation.
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