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TRB Grants Contract to Research Cybersecurity Weakness in Transportation

The Transportation Research Board has awarded a $750,000 contract to the Southwest Research Institute to help state and local agencies assess cybersecurity risks on current and future transportation systems.

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FMCSA Seeks Comment on Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now seeking public comment on its proposed pilot program to make more flexible the sleeper-berth provision within its hours-of-service rule for truck drivers.

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Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

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2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for a spot at next year’s Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange networking and education event, being held May 9-11, 2018, at the Scottsdale resort at McCormick Ranch outside Phoenix.

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Earnings Watch: ODFL Earnings Increase Almost 20%, UPS Profit Remains Strong

The mainly less-than-truckload fleet Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has reported its profit rose nearly 20% in the third quarter of the year, due in part to a better overall economy and freight rates.

A new drone policy proposed by the Trump Administration allows drone operations up to 200 feet above ground or even 400 feet where appropriate. Photo: UPS

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Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

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Is White House Considering Fuel Tax Increase for Infrastructure?

Published reports indicate that the Trump administration may be willing to push for a hike in the fuel tax to help pay for the president's promised $1 trillion in infrastructure investments.

Although much of the discussion has revolved around Mexico, a great deal of goods travel by truck between the U.S. and Canada, as well. Photo: Jim Park

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Trucking Groups Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Support Trade

ORLANDO – Three of North America’s largest trucking associations – American Trucking Associations, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, and Mexico’s CANACAR – have come to the defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which they see as a business driver.

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year. Graphic: U.S DOT

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U.S.-NAFTA Freight Rises for 10th Straight Month

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement Partners totaled $97.4 billion during August as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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ATA's Workforce Development Subcommittee to Tackle Worker Shortages

American Trucking Associations announced the creation of its Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the issue of recruiting, training, and retaining personnel to work in the trucking industry.

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