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Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues
Oct03

Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues

In the transportation industry, there are people who are for and against truck drivers being allowed to drive if they have sleep apnea. Now it seems a resolution is far from being reached. Federal lawmakers are battling over whether or not truck drivers who have sleep apnea should be able to drive again this week. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Cory Booker recently proposed a new law that would require the U.S. Department of...

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New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea for Truck Drivers
Aug29

New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea for Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation, or DOT, no longer plans to require truck drivers to be tested for sleep apnea. Whereas the government agency intended to enforce a new law on DOT physical sleep apnea, it has now decided to scrap it and leave it up to the trucking companies. This change of plans has triggered a debate across the trucking industry on whether it is good or bad. While some feel that the government should regulate...

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ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card | Roads
Aug04

ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card | Roads

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation’s roads a D grade in their latest infrastructure report card. While this grade is unchanged from the previous year’s report, it indicates the need for major investment. Of course, deteriorating roads affect everyone but the trucking industry is especially impacted. For the industry that quite literally drives America, the state of our roads is a major concern. Despite...

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The Future of Roadways: Transportation Technologies
Oct19

The Future of Roadways: Transportation Technologies

The trucking industry is rapidly expanding, and the country recognizes that we must look to new transportation technologies to accommodate. Although, by the looks of recent events, driverless trucks aren’t quite a topic of discussion, yet. On October 13, 2016, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference to discuss the goals and challenges of new technologies that will build U.S. capacity. There the U.S....

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