Trucking Industry News Update 4/17/17

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Spot Freight Slows While Freight Rates RiseTrucking Industry News Update

Freight volume fell 2% during the first week of April which is credited to brokers and shippers trying to close their books for the ending of the first quarter. But rates are increasing for van, reefers, and flatbeds! Read more about these trends on American Trucker and Heavy DutyTrucker.

FMCSA Adjusts Fines for Regulation Violations

Spoiler Alert! Fines for federal regulation violations have all increased from adjustments made last year due to a cost of living adjustment multiplier. See the full list on Overdrive.

5 Regulation Updates and Their Effects

News about food safety rules and how the responsibility to ensure the safe transport of food is getting spread out equally among carriers, brokers, and shippers. How 2013’s hours-of-service rules are officially gone, and more from DAT.

$1 Trillion Plan for Infrastructure Still Not Settled

During President Trump’s election campaign he promised to have an infrastructure investment proposal presented to Congress during his first 100 days, see how it is moving along with only about 2 weeks to his deadline over at Transport Topics.

OOIDA Petitions the US Supreme Court about ELD Mandate

OOIDA is continuing to fight their position that the e-log requirements violates the Fourth Amendment even after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against them. Keep following this story at Transport Topics, The Trucker, and Fleet Owner.

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