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House Panel Sees Important, Limited Role for Public-Private Partnerships
House Panel Sees Important, Limited Role for Public-Private Partnerships

September 17, 2014
Private investment can work well as a funding source for some infrastructure projects, particularly those that are very expensive and complex, but it is not...

Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill
Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill

September 16, 2014
A bid by conservatives in the House and Senate to effectively eliminate the federal highway program is drawing fire from American Trucking Associations and...

House Prepares Short-Term Appropriations Bill Without 34-Hour Restart Provision
House Prepares Short-Term Appropriations Bill Without 34-Hour Restart Provision

September 11, 2014
The House is working on a temporary appropriations measure that does not include a suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.

Carrier, Shipper Interests Push Federal Freight Policy
Carrier, Shipper Interests Push Federal Freight Policy

September 9, 2014
Freight interests are staking ground for the next highway program, asserting the need for sustainable funding, systematic planning and improved efficiency....

FMCSA Will Study Driver Pay Impact on Safety
FMCSA Will Study Driver Pay Impact on Safety

August 29, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a...

Industry Pushes to Hide CSA Data from Public, FMCSA Responds
Industry Pushes to Hide CSA Data from Public, FMCSA Responds

August 26, 2014
UPDATED -- A coalition of industry groups is putting pressure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove CSA safety scores from public...

Electronic Logs Mandate: Outrage & Applause
Electronic  Logs Mandate: Outrage & Applause

August 26, 2014
The electronic logging device mandate has sparked a variety of responses with some questioning and others embracing the change.

Shippers Air Concerns about Driver Coercion Proposal
Shippers Air Concerns about Driver Coercion Proposal

August 18, 2014
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and...

Ferro Farewell Focuses on Need to Spread Safety Burden
Ferro Farewell Focuses on Need to Spread Safety Burden

August 14, 2014
Anne Ferro’s departing message is that the cost of truck and bus safety needs to be distributed more evenly through the supply chain. Too much of the burden...

Highway Bill Starts 10-Month Countdown
Highway Bill Starts 10-Month Countdown

August 12, 2014
President Obama has signed the latest short-term extension of the federal highway program, starting a 10-month clock on yet another funding deadline.The...