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Hours of Service
During the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on hours of service has officially been filed with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for approval. Secretary Chao’s announcement at MATS was a big deal, but it’s hard to understand what it all means. We’re no experts when it comes to government regulation processes and we bet you aren’t either. That’s why we’re going to explain what you can expect to see before HOS changes are finalized.
April 17, 2019
Trucking Industry
In the last 20 years, the trucking industry has welcomed an influx of women, Hispanics, Indian-Americans, Eastern Europeans, and other minorities that have steadily transformed the trucking industry landscape. We also have organizations representing that diversity such as Women in Trucking (WIT), Laredo Motor Carriers Association (LMCA), and North American Punjabi Trucking Association (NAPTA).
March 7, 2019
Trucking industry
2018 was a year of change for the trucking industry in many ways. We saw electronic logging device (ELD) implementation and enforcement, a new Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was sworn in, freight rates hit record highs, and much more. With change comes an adjustment period and after some time passes, we can see the impacts of those changes.
January 29, 2019
Safety Culture Scores
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) safety compliance and enforcement program has been controversial pretty much from the get-go. It officially began in 2010 to give the FMCSA a better way to identify carriers that need additional compliance reviews…
January 10, 2019
Trucking Industry
Infrastructure Week Aftermath: Tolls, Taxes, and Trucks The roads are just as important as the trucks that drive on them all day, every day. That’s why we follow the infrastructure plan so closely here at Apex. We want to know…
May 22, 2018
Trucking Industry
For-hire Trucking Industry Experiences an April Slump The trucking industry can be topsy-turvy. You know, from the ups and downs of seasonal trucking demands to the changes in staffing at big and small trucking companies. So it’s no surprise that…
May 8, 2018
ELD Violations
Has Strict ELD Enforcement Impacted Spot Market Freight Rates? According to the data from DAT Trendlines™, the answer is no. Earlier this month there were more trucks posting their availability on the spot market and capacity loosened a little bit….
April 24, 2018
The trucking industry reacts to President Trump’s controversial infrastructure plan on the day after the proposal’s public unveiling. Spokespersons from NATSO (National Association of Truck Stop Operators), ATA (American Trucking Association), OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association), and TCA (Truckload Carriers…
February 13, 2018
Happy New Year everyone! We keep track of the latest trends and headlines in trucking news that could affect you. At the end of 2017,  heading into 2018, the news in trucking is about moving forward. Heavy Duty Trucking’s Top…
January 2, 2018
This is one of my favorite times of year, but not for the reasons you might guess. Even though I love being able to eat too many cookies and give presents to family and friends, what I cherish most about…
December 28, 2017