Industry News

Transportation Funding and Legislation Passed by the Oregon Legislature Will Result in Tax and Fee Increases

From Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT)

The transportation funding package and other legislation passed by the Oregon Legislature will result in tax and fee increases and other changes for motor carriers.

Inspectors, States, and Drivers Grapple with ELD Enforcement on First Day of Mandate

From CCJ

Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills, reporting live from a Kentucky scale house on I-65 at the Kentucky-Tennessee border on the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, noted that officers there were asking drivers for asking drivers whether they were using ELDs. Of the first three inspections conducted by Sergeant Jason Morrison of the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement unit, none of the drivers were using an ELD, though two had reported they’d placed orders for an ELD but that the unit hadn’t arrived yet.

Driver Turnover at Big Trucking Firms Jumps to 95 percent

From Trucks.com

Big motor carriers are having trouble holding onto drivers. The pace of driver turnover at big motor carriers rose to 95 percent in the third quarter of 2017, up 14 percentage points from the same period a year earlier.

FMCSA Formally Issues Waiver to Delay ELD Compliance for Ag, Livestock Haulers

From CCJ

Just shy of a month after announcing it would give drivers hauling livestock and other agricultural commodities a brief reprieve from compliance with the electronic logging device mandate, the U.S. DOT has officially released the waiver granting such haulers until March 18, 2018, to switch from paper logs to ELDs.

Nearly 39,000 CMV Drivers Cited or Warned During Safe Driver Week

From TTNews / CVSA

Law enforcement officers issued nearly 39,000 citations and warnings to commercial vehicle operators for bad driving behaviors during Operation Safe Driver Week in October, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.