In Trucking News This Week

Obama Administration Says 80 to 100% Of Truck Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs Due To Automation

http://www.livetrucking.com/obama-adminstration-says-80-to-100-of-truck-drivers-will-lose-their-jobs/Obama Administration Says 80 to 100% Of Truck Drivers Will Lose Their Jobs Due To Automation A new White House report highlights the effects of AI and automation in the labor markets.

 

Truck driver in I-95 crash that killed 2 Mainers lacked qualifications, authorities say - Press Herald

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/12/23/truck-driver-in-fatal-maine-turnpike-crash-was-not-qualified-to-be-behind-wheel-feds-say/Truck driver in I-95 crash that killed 2 Mainers lacked qualifications, authorities say - Press Herald Truck driver in I-95 crash that killed 2 Mainers lacked qualifications, authorities sayKamau's company was also found to have failed to keep required records detailing the maintenance and upkeep of its trucks, and kept no records of its drivers' qualifications.

Q&A: How fleets can benefit from big data - Fleet Owner

http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-how-fleets-can-benefit-big-dataQ&A: How fleets can benefit from big data - Fleet Owner Q&A: How fleets can benefit from big dataBill Combs, director-connected fleet for Penske Truck Leasing, believes there's a multitude of ways today's trucking fleets can use “big data” to help improve their operations. However ...

Regulatory reforms sought under Trump: ‘We’re going to find out if Republicans can deliver’

http://www.ccjdigital.com/regulatory-reforms-sought-under-trump-were-going-to-find-out-if-republicans-can-deliver/Regulatory reforms sought under Trump: ‘We’re going to find out if Republicans can deliver’ While the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate is likely shielded from interference from President-elect Donald Trump, Republican control in Washington gives the industry hope for a loosened and more accountable regulatory environment, industry groups said in recent weeks.

Owner-operators, fleets participate in Wreaths Across America Day

http://www.overdriveonline.com/owner-operators-fleets-participate-in-wreaths-across-america-day/Owner-operators, fleets participate in Wreaths Across America Day More than 150 trucking companies, small and large, helped transport more than 1.2 million wreaths across the nation this year for the annual Wreaths Across America event.

Trucking firm Daseke has more acquisitions in line after going public - Dallas Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/12/23/trucking-firm-daseke-has-more-acquisitions-in.html Trucking firm Daseke has more acquisitions in line after going public - Dallas Business Journal Trucking firm Daseke has more acquisitions in line after going public“It was just an idea,” Daseke told investors on a conference call Friday. Daseke Chief Financial Officer Scott Wheeler said the industry “is open to consolidation” and they have a pipeline of 24 possible companies to buy after the merger.

Police agency posts video of intoxicated truck driver as reminder to not drink and drive

http://www.cbs46.com/story/34121205/police-agency-posts-video-of-intoxicated-truck-driver-as-reminder-to-not-drink-and-drivePolice agency posts video of intoxicated truck driver as reminder to not drink and drive The video shows the truck driver leave the roadway ... The images are public record and come from various law enforcement and detention center websites. Those who are pictured are innocent until proven guilty.

NTTC fuel haulers meet with FMCSA to discuss possible HOS exemption

http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/nttc-fuel-haulers-meet-fmcsa-discuss-possible-hos-exemptionNTTC fuel haulers meet with FMCSA to discuss possible HOS exemption An NTTC delegation of members and staff met with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officials in mid-December to discuss unique challenges faced by fuel haulers attempting to follow the hours of service rules.  NTTC members John Hamel of J&S Transport Co Inc and Becky Perlaky of the Kenan Advantage Group Inc joined NTTC staff Dan Furth and Boyd Stephenson to meet with the federal officials. The Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association also provided information used in the meeting.

Trucking tops list in 2015 in workplace deaths; 745 tally is a decline

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/dec/21/trucking-tops-in-15-in-workplace-deaths/Trucking tops list in 2015 in workplace deaths; 745 tally is a decline Truck driving ... U.S. Department of Transportation, since November 2011 the total number of vehicle miles traveled has risen steadily from under 3 trillion to 3.2 trillion miles in Sept. 2016.

 

Trump's DOT Pick Outlines Priorities for Agency

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44325Trump's DOT Pick Outlines Priorities for Agency The effective enforcement of safety, repairing critical infrastructure and expediting the permitting process are priorities at the U.S. Department of Transportation that Elaine Chao said she will address if confirmed as transportation secretary in the Trump administration.