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House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax
House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax

June 21, 2017
A new effort to ax the 12% federal excise tax on most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers has been mounted on Capitol Hill by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA).

FA-4: Oil Worth Waiting For
FA-4: Oil Worth Waiting For

June 20, 2017
The newest API oil-service category promises to boost mpg, but its use is limited to new engines.

FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut
FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut

June 16, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to take specific action to comply with President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 requiring agencies...

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept
Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

June 14, 2017
Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held...

Michelin Taking Long View of Sustainable Transportation
Michelin Taking Long View of Sustainable Transportation

June 13, 2017
As Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer of Michelin Americas Truck Tires, sees it, the Movin’ On sustainability conference that the global tire maker is...

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...

FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage
FMCSA: Two New Rules Would Help Ease Truck Driver Shortage

June 9, 2017
Two new rules that seek to streamline CDL licensing and cut its costs were proposed on June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Trump Sticks to Vague Infrastructure Script
Trump Sticks to Vague Infrastructure Script

June 7, 2017
In his Passing Zone blog, Executive Editor David Cullen gives his take on the latest words on infrastructure from President Trump.

Navistar Pins Q2 Loss on New Vehicle Sales, Used Trucks
Navistar Pins Q2 Loss on New Vehicle Sales, Used Trucks

June 7, 2017
Navistar International reported a second quarter 2017 net loss of $80 million on revenues of $2.1 billion. The truck and engine maker attributed those...

FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule
FMCSA Finally Releases Entry-Level Driver Training Rule

June 6, 2017
A final rule on minimum entry-level CDL training requirements-- issued in December year-- has at last gone into effect, having been delayed several times...