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Girl Scouts Introduce A Transportation Badge

Young women have long been able to earn Girl Scout badges in areas ranging from crafts and the outdoors to digital arts, healthy living, and financial literacy. Now, those offerings have been expanded to include a program aimed at educating scouts about job...

With Speed Limiter Proposed, Drivers Respond

A proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiting devices on heavy-duty trucks was published in the Federal Register on Sept. 7, 2016, officially opening the 60-day comment period on the rule. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released the proposed rule...

DOT Releases Federal Policy For Autonomous Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued on Sept. 20 a regulatory framework for vehicle manufacturers, state regulators and other stakeholders regarding the development and deployment of autonomous cars and trucks. The proposed policy initiative comes as...

Survey On ELD Mandate Shows Carrier’s Varied Responses

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, created to improve safety within the transportation industry, is currently a hot topic on everyone’s mind. Carriers and drivers who are subject to the rule must install...

Be Prepared To Stop: A New Documentary Pushing For Change

For the past two years filmmaker Jennifer Clymer has been working on a documentary called Be Prepared to Stop, which highlights the importance of the trucking industry to the lives of everyday Americans while exploring the troubling challenges truck drivers face on...

OOIDA Fights New ELD Mandate

A three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th Circuit in Chicago heard oral arguments on Tuesday, September 13, in the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s (OOIDA) lawsuit seeking to block mandatory use of electronic logging devices (ELD). On...