EPA to ‘revisit’ next wave of greenhouse gas rules

Another burdensome regulation bearing down on the trucking industry is on the potential chopping block. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will “revisit” provisions of the upcoming Phase 2 of the greenhouse gas regulations. Powered by...

Reminder: IRS Form 2290 comes due Aug. 31

OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department reminds truck owners that an important deadline in coming up soon. The end of August means the due date to pay the HVUT, or federal highway use tax for heavy vehicles. It’s that $550 fee you pay each year when you file an IRS...

STB issues follow-up letter to CSX over service-related concerns

In a letter to Class I railroad CSX CEO Hunter Harrison this week, leadership at the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board indicated they are still concerned about what it called “continued concerns over the widespread degradation of rail service...

RI’s latest shot in “war against the trucking industry”

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation wants to ban tractor/trailers from 15 secondary roads, in what that state’s trucking association is calling “the next phase in the war against the trucking industry.” Chris Maxwell, president and CEO of the Rhode Island...

Truckload spot and contract rates seeing a summer bounce, says DAT

Like the summer weather in many parts of the country, the current state of the truckload contract and spots market remains in a good spot. That’s the word from DAT Solutions, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, based on different data sets it has issued throughout this...

APICS and JD.com setting up supply chain benchmarking system

APICS, the association for supply chain management, and the Chinese online retailer JD.com have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to introduce an omnichannel benchmark system which they say will “advance best practices in the end-to-end supply...