United States Transportation

  • Who Is Liable When A Driverless Truck Gets Into An Accident?

    Many people believe that drivers, operators, and pilots will be replaced by better autonomous versions of their equipment. Drones are an example of...
  • The Problems Facing Wide-Scale Use of Electric Trucks.

    In the future, transportation will be greener on a larger scale. We already have low to no carbon emission trucks. There will be an increase in usa...
  • OOIDA successfully joins lawsuit against California's AB5 law.

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) sought to join the California Trucking Association's (CTA) lawsuit in April 2021. The CT...
  • New FMCSA mandate would eliminate driver protection from being frivolously stopped.

    FMCSA is proposing a mandate that all trucks be equipped with electronic technology that would allow local enforcement officers access to your safe...
  • Let's talk about AB5. What is it?

    In January of 2020, California's AB5 law went into effect. The law calls for a more strigent test to determine whether a worker is an employee or a...
  • Top 5 commodities that may need transport by truck in the coming days.

    Railroads were expecting a strike of its workers this Friday. President Biden announced that a deal has been reached. But anticipating a strike, th...
  • A rail worker strike could mean more truck freight.

    If tentative agreements between railroads and unions do not hold, a rail worker strike could happen as early as this week. This will have significa...
  • Rail labor issues could be resolved by PEB

      Negotiations between labor unions and Class I railroads (any railroad earning profits greater than $250 million) failed in January 2020. When thi...
  • What is an inland port?

    When I was a truck driver, I remember making multiple pickups and deliveries to and from locations in Joliet, IL. After learning about inland ports...
  • What is an intermodal container transfer facility?

    Intermodal container transfer facilities are important components of the transportation system. These facilities help to move freight and control c...
  • Double-Stack Container Rail Transportation

    Double-stack intermodal container transport is where shipping containers are stacked two cars high on trains. This started in the U.S. in the 1980s...
  • A look at shipping by rail vs. truck in the United States

    Putting it plainly, it is more economical to ship goods by rail than by truck. It is also more economical to use combined rail to truck service tha...