In The News

January 19, 2015
New Rules To Target Unfit Drivers

New rules to target unfit drivers...

The top U.S. trucking regulator pledged to step up its safety initiatives and outreach programs this year to aggressively go after commercial drivers unfit to operate on the nation’s highways.

In the battle to root out unqualified and unsafe drivers, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration acting Administrator Scott Darling said the agency also is in the final stages of drafting new rules for adopting safety fitness guidelines designed to help determine whether a carrier is suited to operate commercial motor vehicles.

He made the comments here last week during the Transportation Research Board’s annual conference.

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January 13, 2015
Cross The Border

FMCSA opens border: Mexican carriers will be allowed to apply for U.S. operating authority...

Mexican motor carriers will soon be able to apply for authority to operate in the U.S. beyond the commercial border zone, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 9. The move brings the U.S. into more complete compliance with the requirements of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Department of Transportation says.

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January 08, 2015
Spot Freight Picks Up

Spot reefer, flatbed rates rise as 2014 ends, New Year begins...

Activity and rates on the spot freight market picked up slightly as 2014 ended and the New Year began, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

The number of available loads increased 0.8% Dec. 28 through Jan 3 compared to the previous seven days while truck capacity fell 22%.

The result was 0.8% gain in reefer rates for an average of $2.38 per mile, its best showing out of the last four weeks, while flatbeds added 0.4% for an average of $2.13, close to where its been over nearly the past month.

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