March 13, 2013
Legislation being considered by Ohio lawmakers to increase the maximum truck weight on the state’s non-interstate routes from 80,000 pounds to 90,000 pounds has been removed from a larger bill.
February 28, 2013
The House of Representatives will begin oversight of the new federal highway program March 14 with a hearing to review implementation of key elements of last year’s highway bill.
January 30, 2013
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who yesterday announced that he will leave the Obama administration once a successor is confirmed, will look back at a legacy of achievement, particularly in safety.
January 28, 2013
American Trucking Associations is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the start date of the new hours of service rule.
States are loosening restrictions on marijuana but that does not mean truck drivers can kick back and light up a joint.
In last November’s election, voters in Washington and Colorado made it legal to possess an ounce of pot and use it for recreation. And Massachusetts joined the17 other states (and the District of Columbia) that allow medical marijuana.
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
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
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
October 16, 2012
Listen to opponents of cross-border trucking and you might envision hordes of unsafe, broken-down Mexican rigs swarming across the border. That hardly seems to be the case, given a recent report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation
August 29, 2012
"That's what we're looking for now - transportation.
August 15, 2012
We finally got a highway bill, but since it only runs two years, it's something either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is going to have to deal with during the next presidential administration
July 15, 2012
Sounds like U.S. officials aren't the only ones who think the answer to problems such as greenhouse gas pollution and congestion is to shift freight off of trucks
April 11, 2012
Kudos to U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins for daring to think big when it comes to infrastructure
February 19, 2012
The Federal Highway Administration recently named the third and final state in a pilot program on adding tolls to existing Interstate highways. But obviously there are already tolls on many Interstates. What gives
December 28, 2011
Two stories hit my desk last week that highlight the place of tolls and public-private partnerships in the debate on infrastructure funding
December 20, 2011
As our elected officials on Capitol Hill continue to kick the can down the road on a highway bill, one presidential hopeful was caught on tape saying as much as he hates borrowing, transportation infrastructure might be one place it makes sense
November 15, 2011
A U.S. Senate bill granting generous tax credits for using natural gas as a motor fuel will create jobs, make the United States more self-sufficient in energy and has broad bipartisan support, say Democrat and Republican senators who introduced it yesterday
September 9, 2011
Is an infrastructure bank a "Fannie and Freddie for roads and bridges," or a silver bullet to fix the nation's crumbling roads and bridges and create jobs
September 8, 2011
There'll be no extensions to the seven-year legal life of 2004-model transport refrigeration units (TRUs), which will expire Dec. 31 if the California Air Resources Board sides with the recommendation of its staff
August 15, 2011
UPDATED -- It seems these days the only thing Congress can agree on is that they disagree on most everything. Now that the debt ceiling crisis has passed, the next battle could affect you
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