UPS, USPS praise move to pull U.S. out of international shipping treaty

UPS, USPS praise move to pull U.S. out of international shipping treaty

Continuing efforts to fight what he says are unfair trade practices, the administration of President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will pull out of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty, which sets how much can be charged for international shipping.

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From upstarts to traditional powers, the Freight.Tech 100 represents all that is innovative about freight

From upstarts to traditional powers, the Freight.Tech 100 represents all that is innovative about freight

From on-demand trucking to blockchain, loadboards and freight matching, the list of companies bringing innovative technologies to the freight industry is growing by the day, which makes the 100 that have made the cut to be honored by the FreightWaves Research Institute as part of its inaugural Freight.Tech 100 all the more special.

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Driver wages, fuel costs drive increase in operational costs for carriers

Driver wages, fuel costs drive increase in operational costs for carriers

Rising driver wages and fuel costs pushed up the cost per mile to operate a commercial vehicle in 2017, according to an annual report released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The group said it cost $1.69 per mile to operate a truck last year, up 6% from 2016’s cost.

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FMCSA eliminates requirement for military CDL holders to pass knowledge, driving skills tests

FMCSA eliminates requirement for military CDL holders to pass knowledge, driving skills tests

Military members looking to become truck drivers may have an easier time in doing so as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has authorized states to waive the commercial learner’s permit (CLP) knowledge test and driving skills tests.

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Drivers struggled with hours-of-service compliance during June CVSA Roadcheck

Drivers struggled with hours-of-service compliance during June CVSA Roadcheck

Despite publicizing that hours-of-service (HOS) violations would be the focus of this year’s International Roadcheck, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) annual June event resulted in 43.7% of all drivers placed out of service done so because of HOS violations.

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The state of trucking

The state of trucking

Speaking at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2nd Annual Economic Summit on Thursday in Washington, DC, ATA President & CEO Chris Spear touted the accomplishments of the association but told attendees now is not the time to become complacent.

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