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DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

November 10, 2017
The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT...

At ATA, Thoughts on Policy-Making and Politicking
At ATA, Thoughts on Policy-Making and Politicking

October 24, 2017
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...

House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders
House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders

July 11, 2017
The subcommittee draft for the next House transportation appropriations bill features several riders favored by trucking interests, including a long-sought...

DOT Report Rounds Up Truck Parking Solutions
DOT Report Rounds Up Truck Parking Solutions

July 10, 2017
A report on the first year’s activities of the public-private National Coalition on Truck Parking presents suggestions from trucking stakeholders from...

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape
DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

June 9, 2017
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often...

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort
DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

May 30, 2017
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...

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

April 13, 2017
A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and...

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief
Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

January 31, 2017
As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

Chao Pitches Private Infrastructure Investment in Confirmation Hearing
Chao Pitches Private Infrastructure Investment in Confirmation Hearing

January 11, 2017
During her Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 11, Elaine Chao unequivocally signaled her willingness to cooperate with Congress to enact the...

Chao Seen as Shoo-in for DOT Chief
Chao Seen as Shoo-in for DOT Chief

January 6, 2017
Of all those nominated to hold high government positions so far by President-elect Trump, Elaine Chao is the most likely to breeze through confirmation by...

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