InsuranceIncreaseThe Department of Transportation on Sept. 16 confirmed that the fed regulation proposal to increase the amount of liability insurance carriers must have will be published next month. The same report said the rule to require the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks and its Safety Fitness Determination rule are expected to be published as proposed rules in early 2015.

A federal regulation upping the amount of liability insurance carriers must have is still slated to be published as a proposed rule next month, according to a report issued Sept. 16 by the Department of Transportation. The report also says the department’s rule to require the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks and its Safety Fitness Determination rule are now projected to be published as proposed rules in early 2015, according to the report.

TruckDriverShortage

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As Thomas Bartley jostled the gear shift inside the cabin of the tractor-trailer, Davis Hamilton advised him to use a little more finesse.

Bartley was taking a one-on-one class from Hamilton, a trucking driving instructor at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minn. The two spent part of Tuesday morning driving in circles of an empty part of Northland’s parking lot.