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NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers
NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers

January 14, 2014
Long-haul drivers are plagued by significant health risks, according to a new study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Almost 70%...

California Court Closes Book on LA Port Litigation
California Court Closes Book on LA Port Litigation

August 26, 2013
After five years, the fight over the Port of Los Angeles’s concession plan has come to an end. Last Thursday the U.S. District Court for the Central...

House Panel Looks for Highway Trust Fund Fix
House Panel Looks for Highway Trust Fund Fix

July 23, 2013
At a hearing on the Highway Trust Fund Tuesday it was clear that the key House transportation committee has some distance to go before it can achieve...

EPA Proposes to Cut Renewable Fuel Requirements
EPA Proposes to Cut Renewable Fuel Requirements

November 18, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. The agency is required to set annual standards for...

Senator Urges FMCSA to Act on Food Safety

December 5, 2013
A recent news report about broken truck reefer units in Ohio prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, to press the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

"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...

No Restart Suspension in House Appropriations Bill
No Restart Suspension in House Appropriations Bill

June 11, 2014
The trucking industry effort to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule missed a gear Tuesday when the House passed an...

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...

Trucking Alliance Pushes Plan to Study 34-Hour Restart
Trucking Alliance Pushes Plan to Study 34-Hour Restart

June 2, 2014
Congress is considering a plan to study the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule using data collected by electronic logs. This approach is...