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Regulatory Update – September 2022

NLRB proposes joint-employer rule to undo Trump-era rule The National Labor Relations Board has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would make it easier for workers to claim joint employment, reversing a February 2020 rule that made it more difficult for workers to make such a claim. The current rule states that employees could […]

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A look back at the trucks of 2023

Likely spurred by economic headwinds many carriers have faced for a year-plus, bundled with new truck production challenges that many OEMs are still digging themselves out from under (and a 2022 that was full of them), 2023 was certainly not a record breaker for new truck announcements and test drive opportunities. However, what the year lacked […]

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Women in Motion relaunched as ATA Council

The American Trucking Associations on Wednesday relaunched its Women in Motion program an ATA Council. ATA said the move will allow “for women across the trucking and transportation industry to join a dynamic and growing community focused on professional development and mentorship.” “Since its inception, Women in Motion has been focused on promoting the role of […]

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Georgia ‘modernizes’ CDL skills testing process

Georgia streamlines CDL skills testing process The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) has launched an enhancement to the commercial motor vehicle skills testing process, which updates and modernizes the testing procedure, the department said. Redesigned by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and approved by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), […]

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ATA names 24 new America’s Road Team drivers

The American Trucking Associations on Tuesday announced its new team of 24 professional truck drivers to the 2024-2025 America’s Road Team. The drivers will serve as trucking industry ambassadors, traveling the country to spread the message of safe driving, while teaching about the trucking industry and its opportunities. “This elite group of professionals rose to the […]

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Haslam family sells remaining interest in Pilot truck stop chain

Berkshire Hathaway on Tuesday acquired the remaining 20% of Pilot Corporation it didn’t previously own, giving the multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, 100% ownership of Pilot Travel Centers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Berkshire Hathaway had spent upwards of $11 billion to acquire an 80% stake. Pilot is the second […]

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Regulatory Update – December 2023

FMCSA completed few regulatory items in 2023 as a limited agenda awaits Although a couple of weeks remain in the year, 2023 has not resulted in many changes in regulations related to motor carriers. According to the agency’s website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued just nine documents characterized as “rules” this year, down […]

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Regulatory Update – November 2023

NLRB issues final rule on determining joint employer status The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule addressing the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. The rule reverses a 2020 rule that had set a higher threshold for joint-employer status by requiring that a putative joint employer possess and […]

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Regulatory Update – September 2023

FMCSA relaunches effort to revamp safety fitness determinations FMCSA once again is considering changes to its methodology for determining when a motor carrier is unfit. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) comes more than six years after the agency withdrew a regulatory proposal to change the way it assigns carrier safety fitness determinations (SFDs). […]

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