Let’s Do Better

A few freight transportation industry fast facts that shine a light on opportunities for all-inclusive dialogue.


“Nine out of ten mega-projects overrun their budget by an average of 70%”

SOURCE: The Economist “Is An Infrastructure Boom In The Works”


Next Round:

Trucking Regulatory IntelliConference: Costs, Benefits, Implications, Priorities

  1. What process should be established for reviewing and/or sunsetting rules and regulations at intervals or upon change in circumstances?
  2. How should hard and soft costs of rules and regs be calculated and recognized?
  3. How should we prioritize issues for our attention within the North American Freight Forum?
  4. What changes should be made to rulemaking and regulatory processes?
  5. How can the NAFF Regulatory IntelliConference process be institutionalized and perpetuated?
  6. How can the need for rules and regs be mitigated with trust and cooperation?
  7. How can federal, state, and local regulations be consolidated and streamlined to improve the overall efficiency for trucking companies and regulatory agencies?
  8. How can increasing liability insurance costs be addressed to limit negative impacts on trucking companies, shippers, and consumers?
  9. How do we balance the costs to the trucking industry from the “Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse” initiative with the safety benefits for the industry and the general public?
  10. How does the 2020 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement impact truck transportation?
  11. What are the effects of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) legislation and what are the potential ramifications if this ruling became a national law?
  12. Other than enhanced hazmat employee training, how can we streamline OSHA, USDOT, and state DOT safety regulations and inspections to provide a more efficient, safe working environment?
  13. How can we integrate local, state, and federal motor carrier security requirements?
  14. How should the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rules be improved?
  15. How can trucking companies and public agencies share proprietary freight data for better planning while protecting confidential commercial information and relationships?
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