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House Freight Panel Takes on the Most Difficult Issue: Funding
House Freight Panel Takes on the Most Difficult Issue: Funding

October 14, 2013
The House panel studying freight transportation saved the toughest for last: how to pay for it. It was a sign of the enduring paralysis over funding that...

FMCSA Plans Sleeper Berth Test

December 20, 2013
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.

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...

"Somewhat Contentious" Hearing on Hours of Service, EOBRs Also Discussed

June 18, 2013
The hearing by the House Highways Subcommittee offered the major contenders in the perpetual HOS wars a chance to air their complaints, and the Federal...

View From The Hill

October 1, 2007
Infrastructure, emissions incentives, hours of service, NAFTA and Mexico are the hot issues for 2008.

FMCSA Turns Teacher With New Webinar Series

May 1, 2007
Everybody knows that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration writes and enforces all the safety rules. It's the top cop when it comes to such regs....

Bridging The Funding Gap
Bridging The Funding Gap

February 11, 2013
The highway law that took so much effort over the past five years is just six months old, but now it's time to start again. As the U.S. Department of...

Washington Report: DOT Keeps Mexico Program Alive Despite Congress' Intent To Cut Off Funds

February 1, 2008
The Department of Transportation is going ahead with U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking even though President Bush signed legislation intended to kill the...

Searching For Middle Ground In Highway Debate

May 1, 2008
Oliver Patton's monthly update from Washington includes a report on the federal highway program, the Highway Trust Fund, and congestion pricing in New York...

Veterans in the Driver's Seat
Veterans in the Driver's Seat

May 13, 2013
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the...