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Freight panel hears from supporters of truck-only tolls and mileage taxes

A U.S. House panel charged with developing policy recommendations to make freight movement more efficient heard from a number of transportation analysts ...

Trucking Industry Faces Up to Changes in Health Care

Carriers are gradually coming to terms with the effects of the new health care law, and what they must do to comply, according to the Transport Capital Partners Third Quarter Survey. ... Full story

What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

WASHINGTON — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo. ... Full story

Speedco Sponsors Second Wish For Make-A-Wish

CAYUGA, Ind. (Aug. 20, 2013) – Just a month after announcing that Speedco, Inc. met its $500,000 donation pledge to their corporate charity, Make-A-Wish®, Speedco ... Full story

New Hours of Service: A Little Chaotic and Confusing

On July 1, 2013, the newest changes to the hours of service that govern a trucker's working day went into full effect. While a few are reporting little difference in their operation, many say that they are having trouble adapting to the changes. ... Full story

Is a harassment- proof EOBR even possible?

Back at the drawing board after being forced by the courts to vacate its initial rule on electronic on-board recorders, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still trying to figure out how to prevent carriers from using EOBRs to harass drivers. ... Full story

Syleconomics - June 2013 seasonal strength

June 2013 vs. June 2012: The numbers below need to be adjusted for business days. June 2013 had 1 fewer (5% less) business day (June 2013 had 20 business day vs. June 2012 had 21 business days). Taking this into account, June 2013 was actually marginally stronger than June 2012. Line-haul rates continue to show weakness, even though capacity numbers are showing a marginal decline. See charts below for more information. ... Full story

Expedite Expo 2013

The Expedite Expo is a trucking show, of course, but that doesn’t mean it’s all business. The show also has plenty of fun and entertainment for its visitors. ... Full story

July truck show calendar offers fun in the sun

Summer is officially here. Here are some show possibilities next month if your schedule and time allow. Check out the following: ... Full story

Graves: New restart provision giving industry heartburn

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations agrees with 90 percent of the Hours of Service rule that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will begin enforcing July 1, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said during a Fox Business News interview Friday afternoon. ... Full story

Split speeds topic of university study

University researchers hope to answer the question once and for all about whether split speed limits between cars and heavy trucks make roads safer or less safe. ... Full story

Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse

SEATTLE — Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound. ... Full story

Affordable Care Act bringing sweeping healthcare changes for carriers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – often referred to as “Obamacare” – was signed into law on March 23, 2010. ... Full story

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Editor Posthumous Jeff Jensen has been covering the Expedited Freight Industry since 1999. A former expedited owner-operator, Jeff has distinguished himself as one of Expedited Trucking's original journalists and commentators.