FMCSA denies request to exempt small carriers from ELD rule

FMCSA denied a request from the Small Business in Transportation Coalition that would have exempted trucking companies with 50 or fewer employees from using electronic logs. The agency said the group’s application did not meet regulatory standards for …

Drivers convicted of human trafficking to receive lifetime CDL ban

Following President Trump’s signature of the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, FMCSA’s new rule will prohibit an individual from operating a commercial vehicle for life if that person uses a commercial vehicle in committing a felony involving seve…

Truck insurance review underway

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TORONTO, Ont. – A national review by Facility Association – an insurer of last resort for fleets that can’t secure coverage elsewhere – is looking to keep carriers and brokers from misrepresenting themselves when negotiating insurance premiums. The Ont…

Navistar launches hotline for International dealers

LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has enhanced its dealer resources by launching an engineering hotline. The hotline will provide International dealers with direct, rapid access to the product experts who designed the vehicles, the company said on Tuesday. The ho…

U.S. imposes lifetime ban on commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The ruling was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Tuesda…

Home Free’s ‘Dive Bar Saints’ expected next month

Home Free’s latest album, “Dive Bar Saints,” will be their first release under their own independent record label, Home Free Records. The album is expected Aug. 16 and features 12 songs, including 10 originals. Two of the songs are co…