Infrastructure

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March 7, 2018

ATA Urges Action from Congress on Infrastructure Plan

ATA president and CEO Chris Spear appeared before Congress, urging the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to act quickly and intelligently on the infrastructure funding plan.

February 19, 2018

Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?

Very few new power plants have been built in the U.S. in the past 10 years, yet demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric vehicle sales. Does the grid have the capacity to handle it?

January 31, 2018

Canada Senate: Country Not Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles

As the U.S. government mulls guidelines for autonomous vehicles that often don’t consider heavy trucks, a Canadian government panel has concluded that our neighbor to the north is ill-prepared for the arrival of autonomous and connected vehicles.

January 25, 2018

Congestion Worsened at ATRI's Top Trucking Bottlenecks Locations

Overall truck speeds worsened at the top five bottlenecks on ATRI's list with peak speeds falling by an average of 6% at these locations.

January 8, 2018

Trump Talks Infrastructure – But Will He Go Far Enough?

President Trump and Republicans have moved on to talking about infrastructure. But are they talking about the right kind of infrastructure trucking will need to compete in the future? HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts doesn't think so.

January 2, 2018

House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

December 1, 2017

Problem Solvers Aim to Pave Way for Infrastructure Bill

The little-known Problem Solvers Caucus may play a big role getting an infrastructure package through Congress, says David Cullen in his Passing Zone blog.

November 14, 2017

Siemens eHighway Trials in California [Photos]

Siemens has begun testing a zero-emissions highway concept in California that allows trucks to use diesel engines part of the time and run on electric power supplied by overhead power lines to save fuel and reduce emissions.

November 14, 2017

Business Interests Spur Autonomous Vehicle Policy Moves in Wisconsin

A multinational electronics manufacturer is considering building a new facility near Racine, Wisconsin, that would employee 13,000 workers – provided the city has a plan to develop autonomous vehicle infrastructure in the area.

October 23, 2017

ATA's Spear Praises Trump for Championing Trucking Interests

ORLANDO – American Trucking Associations chief Chris Spear praised President Trump for his administration's work to improve trade policy, reform tax law and criticized the culture of obstruction in Washington toward trucking industry legislation during ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

September 11, 2017

2017 HDT Fact Book: Highways

HDT’s Fourth Annual Fact Book is an overview of the trucking industry by the numbers. Each of the graphs, charts, tables, and infographics are designed to offer a snapshot of the current industry and serve as a reference guide Check out the full Fact Book in the digital edition.

September 11, 2017

President Trump Nominates FWHA Administrator

President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, replacing current acting administrator Brandye Hendrickson.

September 8, 2017

Canada Approves Ambassador Bridge Expansion on Border

Canada has issued the final permit needed for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.

August 16, 2017

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects

According to the White House, regulatory red tape routinely holds up major infrastructure projects for years at significant cost to the economy.

August 13, 2017

Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

June 22, 2017

House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1% “waybill fee” on the transportation cost of goods.

June 9, 2017

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

June 7, 2017

Trump Sticks to Vague Infrastructure Script

In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen gives his take on the latest words on infrastructure from President Trump.

June 2, 2017

Bicyclists Were Original Advocates for Good Roads

Motorists and truckers can thank touring "wheelmen" and isolated farmers for together pressuring lawmakers to improve primitive dirt byways, notes Tom Berg in the Trailer Talk blog.

May 31, 2017

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

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