Possible Changes in 2022

We wanted to compile a list of some of the current bills and regulation changes that are being considered or reviewed right now that might have an effect on truckers in 2022. It should be noted that these bills have not passed at the time of this blog post but have been introduced or discussed … Continued

Truck Shortages Coming?

We have all seen the updates around supply chain issues and the various reasons that are compiling into making that issue. For those in the trucking industry, the number of available CDL drivers and the industry turnover rate has become a national headline. While all of those are very real issues, there could be additional … Continued

Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax

The Highway Trust Fund has been funded majorly by the fuel tax. However, this trust fund cannot independently cover the federal government’s expenditures on roads and transportation. Therefore, the Senate Finance Committee has been interested in finding a solution to the inherent insolvency problem. Apparently, the fuel tax system might not be enough to provide … Continued

Theft on Memorial Weekend

It has been a norm for cargo theft to increase during Memorial Day weekend in the US. This prevailing situation has made CargoNet issue a warning to cargo owners to be vigilant of potential theft threats to freight transportation. During the holiday weekend in Colorado, a cargo thief engaged in a gun battle with the … Continued

Bills That Will Affect Trucking

In early June, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed two bills designed to improve roads, highways, and other transportation systems into law. The new Acts intended to achieve these are the Invest in America Act and the Water Quality Protection & Job Creation Act, 2021. Both acts aim to create employment opportunities and improve … Continued

Truck-Involved Fatalities Fell in 2020

For the year 2020, the comprehensive data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals there was a reduction in highway traffic and miles traveled. The figures for the Vehicle Miles Traveled between 2020 and the previous year decreased by 13.2 percent. However, surprisingly, the highway accident death rate during the lockdown increased compared … Continued

DOT Modernizes Hours

As of May 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, known as FMCSA, of the United States Department of Transportation published its finalized update to the hours of service rules. This regulations update was completed with the goal of improving safety on the roadways and applies to commercial vehicle drivers. In a statement, U.S. Transportation … Continued

COVID and Trucking Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unexpected challenges for almost everybody over the past several months. However, the difficulties faced by truckers are unique. While some truck drivers are characterized as “essential workers” and remain able to work, all are facing unprecedented circumstances, nonetheless. Some of the difficulty’s truckers face are logistical. For example, many have … Continued

Taxes for Owner Operators

In 2018, a new tax reform came into effect. It affected many people in different ways. Owner operators, however, likely benefited – and will continue to benefit – from this reform. For certain business structures, called pass-through entities, a big change was made. The tax reform allowed for a 20% deduction of earnings. These entities … Continued

Push for truck stops to help stop human trafficking

Originally published on American Trucker by American Trucker staff. It’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month In recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman of the NATSO Foundation is urging the truckstop and travel plaza industry to continue fulfilling its commitment and responsibility to combat human trafficking. Wlazlowski Neuman, on Friday, reminded … Continued