FMCSA’s unique ID proposal for trucks has safety group support but overwhelming opposition from the rest of the trucking industry.
“If this legislation were to pass, the big carriers would be able to pressure shippers and receivers to load their drivers who are on the clock sitting at the loading dock,” Lewie Pugh, OOIDA executive vice president, said.
Driver-facing cameras are seen as intrusive and an invasion of privacy in the truck-driving community. Yet fleets are rapidly adopting them.
The American Trucking Associations puts the shortfall of truck drivers at 78,000 this year, down slightly from 2021 but still high.
American Truck Associations President Chris Spear lived up to his last name in an annual address excoriating industry foes.
A new proposed independent contractor rule from the Department of Labor could increase costs for trucking as well as for Uber and Lyft.
Updated ATRI research shows that a truck driver who disobeys traffic signals leading to a crash is 243% more likely to have another accident.
Federal regulators say there is not enough data to justify an exemption for pulsing brake lights on trucks