January 9, 2015
This week, the price of crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel and gasoline prices averaged a little over $2 a gallon. It's the perfect time to do the common-sense thing and raise the federal fuel tax, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Congress, Infrastructure, Highway Trust Fund
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, January 9, 2015 9:31 AM | » Comments(1)
July 16, 2014
Tuesday, President Obama took a quick trip across the Potomac to visit the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, a facility in McLean, Virginia, that focuses on highway technologies that help make driving safer and smarter.
Tags: Infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications, Highway Funding, Self-Driving Vehicles, President Obama
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
February 3, 2014
Can a man in a rusted old 1949 Hudson help bring attention to the nation's crumbling infrastructure and help grow interest in funding improvements? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge introduces you to Dan McNichol and his Dire States project in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)
August 23, 2013
Each week we run across many stories in the mainstream media that are about trucking or related to trucking in some way -- more than we can report on. Here are some of the most interesting from this week, including an article on trucker apps in the New York Times.
Tags: In the Media, Infrastructure, drivers
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
August 15, 2013
The new head of the DOT is already looking to one of the big challenges of his job, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking: blog: Getting our dysfunctional Congress to pass a real highway bill by its due date of Sept. 30, 2014.
Tags: DOT, Congress, Anthony Foxx, Infrastructure
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 3, 2013
In the debate over how to increase highway funding, the call is often made to raise fuel taxes or develop other funding mechanisms to fix our crumbling highways and bridges, a problem brought tragically to the forefront by the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis in August 2007 that killed 13 people. Now, clouding the debate in Washington is the claim that our infrastructure really isn't crumbling after all.
Tags: Infrastructure, Highway Funding, Congestion, Highways
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)
January 3, 2013
As public officials look to public-private partnerships and toll roads as one way to address the issue of infrastructure funding, one question that comes up is whether fewer trucks will use the toll roads, thus leading to lower toll revenues than anticipate
Tags: Government, Infrastructure, Tolls, Pennsylvania
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, January 3, 2013 8:49 AM | » Comments(0)
November 20, 2012
Increasing fuel taxes may be a near-taboo topic on Capitol Hill, but as state legislators and governors look to 2013 budgets and highway funding, a number are considering raising state fuel taxes to pay for needed infrastructure work
Tags: Government, Highways, Diesel, Infrastructure
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:28 PM | » Comments(0)
November 8, 2012
So what does Tuesday's election mean for trucking -- specifically, the need to get to work very soon on the next highway bill
Tags: Government, Infrastructure, Highways
Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:08 AM | » Comments(0)
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