Currently, fuel taxes of 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline and 24.4 cents of diesel fuel have been used for the Highway Trust Fund. These numbers, unchanged since 1993, are not enough for the infrastructure needs of the country. The American Civil Society of Engineers says there is a backlog of $661 billion in road […]
Side guards might seem like another costly regulation for truckers, but they can prevent a lot of future headaches. Stop Underrides Act The Stop Underrides Act has gone through Congress twice before, in 2017 and 2019. Two changes make it more likely to pass this time. First, Donald Trump’s methodology of cutting regulations more than […]
Similar to the trailer sales in January, February trailer purchases decreased when compared to the month before, but are much higher than they were at the same time last year. ACT Research has the numbers.Trailer Sales NumbersFebruary 2021’s trailer sales totaled approximately 24,000 units. This is a 20% decrease from the 30,000 in January, but […]
We will usually only post about the freight rates when DAT has solidified the numbers, usually a week after the month has passed. Here is an exception. While we are only a little bit over halfway through the month, DAT is estimating freight rates to skyrocket compared to February. The Numbers and Growth In pictures, […]
We explained how we thought this state of emergency would not need an extension, and in twenty-eight cases we were right. However, some states were hit harder by the cold weather than others, and as such, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expanding the state of emergency in these six states. Regional Emergency Details […]
You might recall last year a bill called the Protecting Right to Organize (PRO) Act made it through the House of Representatives, but died either in the senate or on the president’s desk. It is making a comeback, and with Democrats in control of the house, senate, and presidency, it may just become law.History of […]
It only takes hitting one hole on the road to understand that US roads are an infrastructure investment that nearly everyone supports. But with such bipartisan approval, roads continue to remain in states of disrepair. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grades different aspects of infrastructure in the United States, ranging from aviation to […]
The winter months after the holiday season are generally the slowest months of the year for the trucking industry, so it may not come as a surprise that the preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that employment numbers in the industry are down.