Carrier executives grapple with driver shortage expected to worsen

The decades-old driver shortage in the trucking industry is like a toothache that you ignore—it tends just to get worse and worse without treatment. The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) latest forecast that the industry is expected to need 60,800 more for-hire over-the-road truckload drivers at the end of the year did not startle any trucking executive grappling with the shortage. Source: logistics Mgmt

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FMCSA issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS regulations

A new look may be coming to motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) rules, with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) geared towards HOS changes, with an emphasis on increasing safety through updating existing commercial motor vehicle driver regulations. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Fr8Hub launches U.S.-Mexico digital freight marketplace

Fr8Hub said that the focus of its digital freight marketplace is on directly matching cross-border shippers throughout Mexico and the U.S.—to and from border cities—with available carriers and drivers for their loads. And it added that through a pairing of tracking and visibility for shipments in and out of Mexico, the company’s flagship offering is a streamlined, cross-border freight marketplace. Source: logistics Mgmt

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