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Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation
Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation

July 24, 2016
The text of both the Democratic and Republican 2016 platforms runs for about 50 pages and each devotes just about 200 words to issues directly related to...

Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat
Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat

July 15, 2016
The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of...

Fuel Saving Fleets: Ursa Sees High MPG in the Real World
Fuel Saving Fleets: Ursa Sees High MPG in the Real World

June 23, 2016
Ursa Logistics reports that the long- and short-haul truckload carrier's best trucks are getting close to 10 mpg in certain real world conditions.

FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge
FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge

June 16, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in...

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release
Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

June 6, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and...

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point
Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

May 27, 2016
Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil...

HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill
HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill

May 19, 2016
Updated on May 20: A House Appropriations subcommittee has advanced language to “fix” the Hour of Service rule’s 34-hour restart provisions that goes...

Could House Caucus Drive Forward Self-Driving Trucks?
Could House Caucus Drive Forward Self-Driving Trucks?

April 29, 2016
Although the makeup of its initial members as well as its stated goals strongly suggest its main focus will be on benefiting the auto industry, the new...

Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC
Trucking Regulations in the Pipeline: Update from NPTC

April 25, 2016
It took him all of an hour and a half, but Rick Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council, gamely managed to get across the key...

Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule
Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule

April 21, 2016
The transportation spending bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee fixes wording in earlier legislation that muddied what the status of the...