Nikola Motor Co. unveiled Nikola One, its hydrogen-electric Class 8 tractor. It promises to be the end of diesel engines and the world’s most fuel-efficient tractor trailer. Read more from Heavy Duty Trucking and Transport Topics.
FMCSA Finalizes Drug and Alcohol Rule
The FMCSA Administration published a final rule establishing a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database. Read more from The Trucker and FleetOwner.
FMCSA Publishes Driver Training Standards
The FMCSA published a new entry-level driver training final rule. Read more from Transport Topics and CCJ.
Hours of Service Fix Attached to Short-Term Funding Bill
A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety said drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash. Read more from Land Line Magazine, and The Trucker.
November Truck Orders Up
November 2016 truck orders increased over November 2015, the first increase in two years, according to FTR Transportation Intelligence. Read more from The Wall Street Journal and FleetOwner.
Trucking Industry News Update 12/8/16 was last modified: December 8th, 2016 by Sarah Schimpff