The capacity crunch and driver shortage have got some proponents calling again for the United States Congress to revive efforts to raise the federal limit on trailer size – specifically to allow twin 33-foot trailers across the breadth of the country.
Jake Peters, a writer at DriveTeks, posted a comprehensive article at CDL Life last Friday on "How to make more money as a truck driver." The gist of the article is that although truck drivers enjoy job security in this current era of driver shortages, many might feel that they aren't reaching their salary goals. Peters offers several tips to get those drivers going in the right direction, salary-wise.
In this Friday Short Haul ATRI releases report of the top 100 truck bottlenecks, North Dakota still considering road trains legislation, and TuSimple is the first self-driving truck innovator to announce a public stock offering.
A proposal to open up North Dakota roads to Australian-like "road trains" has been approved by the state's legislature for a pilot program.
In this Friday Short Haul North Dakota is looking into allowing road trains on its highways, Brake Safety Week begins August 23, large number of drug and alcohol violators are not returning to duty, and OOIDA and Teamsters right joint letter opposing Mexican truckers.
In this Friday Short Haul we look at a successful program to improve the safety of trucks crossing over from Mexico, report on the State of California suing FMCSA over meal and rest-break rules, and follow opponents as they lobby against larger truck-trailer combinations.
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