William B. Cassidy

Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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Although there is a last-ditch effort to stop the trucking electronic logging device mandate making its way through the US courts, it will more than likely take effect as scheduled. Here's what shippers and truckers need to know about the new regulation.

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Trucking is increasingly bumping against a hiring ceiling. Low unemployment and job openings in competing industries mean fewer candidates are available to fill trucking jobs.
US shippers who enjoyed a break from truckload rate increases and even some reduction in costs in 2016 are nervous about what they’ll encounter in 2017, especially in the second half of the year.
Trucking companies that lease equipment to drivers and treat them as owner-operators need to review their practices in light of a decision that classified drivers who leased equipment from Swift...
After setback, owner-operators say they will "pull out all the stops" to convince lawmakers, US Supreme Court, to kill the ELD mandate.
US official says excessive detention of truck drivers by shippers or receivers is an issue best handled by industry, rather than government intervention.
The Department of Transportation’s trucking agency ‘consolidates regulatory inventory,’ puts focus on finishing, implementing existing rules as new administration takes charge.
New UPS subsidiary Freightex will work closely with US-based Coyote Logistics.
Trucking costs in Mexico may rise 8 to 14 percent, Transplace said, as carriers react to state-imposed fuel price increases. 
For-hire trucking employment rose to a new high in December, but carriers are hitting a hiring ceiling.
Schneider National and heavy-haul flatbed specialist Daseke Inc. plan to go public in 2017, seeking new routes to financing.