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For independent trucking operators, the largest chunk of their insurance costs is liability coverage, which pays for injuries and property damage from a wreck. For over-the-road drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires 0

White House Aims To Shore Up Trucking

The White House unveiled a sweeping initiative aimed at shoring up the ranks of the nation’s truck drivers that could potentially lead to boosting driver pay. The Biden-Harris Administration Trucking Action Plan is being launched…

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Driver Shortage Sets New Record

The trucking industry is short 80,000 drivers, a record high, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That’s a 30-percent increase from before the pandemic, when the industry already faced a labor shortage of 61,500…

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Bill Targets Truck Excise Tax

Bipartisan legislation to repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers is getting “strong support” from American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Modernize the Truck Fleet (MTF), a coalition…

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Alabama Proposes Truck Toll

Alabama authorities last month proposed a plan to place a toll on tractor trailers only to help fund the construction of a new bridge. During a news conference held in Spanish Fort, Ala., City of…

Even without a pandemic, U.S. trucking was looking at a tough time this year. When the year began, the industry was coming off a challenging 2019, when overcapacity and weak pricing forced at least 795 trucking companies to close. It’s important to note that a great many small carriers close every year. That’s because a disproportionate number of them are lightly funded, one-person operations. Still, closings last year were inordinately high, according to industry studies. 0

Support Grows For Younger Drivers

A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who are under 21 to cross state lines…

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ATA Forms Advisory Board

American Trucking Associations (ATA) has formed a new advisory board to advise the association on ways to grow and strengthen relationships between the trucking industry and law enforcement organizations across the country. The new Law…

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