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November 14, 2017

Zonar Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads for Truckers

Fleet management technology provider Zonar has created a graphic of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the U.S. for truck drivers, based on information from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 13, 2017

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

November 10, 2017

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

October 26, 2017

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.

October 24, 2017

At ATA, Thoughts on Policy-Making and Politicking

You could certainly be forgiven if you were attending the American Trucking Associations’ annual confab here in Orlando this week and thought you’d made a wrong turn and stumbled into one of those partisan party retreats that Capitol Hill denizens hold somewhere outside the Beltway every now and then. Blog Commentary by David Cullen, Executive Editor

October 5, 2017

AmeriPride Offers First-Aid Kit for Fleet Drivers

AmeriPride has begun offering a first-aid kit that's designed for vehicle fleets and can be purchased by any company with a fleet, the linen and uniform service provider has announced.

October 3, 2017

DOT Seeks Public Comment on Cutting Red Tape

In keeping with the Trump Administration’s stated intention to slice through red tape to benefit businesses, the Department of Transportation has issued a notification of regulatory review.

September 28, 2017

Morgan Releases Improved Side Guards

The new side- and-rear step designs and dent resistant plastic toolboxes are lighter than traditional metal toolboxes.

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.

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.

July 25, 2017

DOT May Revise 2021 Fuel Economy Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation may revise automotive fuel economy standards starting with the 2021 model year and could lower standards through 2025, reports Reuters.

July 11, 2017

House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders

The subcommittee draft for the next House transportation appropriations bill features several riders favored by trucking interests, including a long-sought measure that would preempt states from enacting laws dictating meal and rest break requirements for truckers.

July 10, 2017

DOT Report Rounds Up Truck Parking Solutions

A report on the first year’s activities of the public-private National Coalition on Truck Parking presents suggestions from trucking stakeholders from several regional meetings held in 2016 on how best to address truck-parking problems across the country.

June 30, 2017

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

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.”

May 30, 2017

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force.

May 16, 2017

Jeffrey Rosen Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

The Senate has confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, serving under Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

April 17, 2017

Carriers and Drivers Express Concern with Medical Examiner Registry

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that the Medical Examiner Registry is not fixing the problems that fleets and drivers have had with the DOT examination process and may be making them worse.

April 13, 2017

Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and stakeholder groups.

February 15, 2017

Bridge Report Finds Nearly 56,000 Bridges Still Need Attention

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the 2016 National Bridge Inventory, which indicates that 55,710 bridges are structurally compromised-- including 13,000 that need replacement, widening, or major reconstruction.

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