Trump’s Pick for FMCSA

Trump Nominee for FMCSA Backs ELDs; Tells Sen. Booker ELDs Will Prevent Fraudulent and Altered Entries

WASHINGTON (Oct. 31) — Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee heard testimony from Raymond P. Martinez, President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In light of the upcoming December 18 deadline for implementation of ELDs, his comments were of particular interest to many in the trucking industry.

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Workforce Development Effort

Trucking Launches New Workforce Development Effort

Oct. 25 – This week at its annual Management Conference and Exhibition, American Trucking Associations announced the creation of a Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the critical issue of recruiting, training and retaining Americans to work in the trucking industry.

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Truck Driver Shortage

New Report Says National Shortage of Truck Drivers to Reach 50,000 This Year

Industry Needs to Hire Roughly 90,000 New Drivers Annually to Meet Demand

ORLANDO, FL (Oct. 20) — Friday, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello released the findings of his latest report into the driver shortage, warning the trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017.

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