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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.

Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs
Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs

April 18, 2014
After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal...

With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill
With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill

March 17, 2014
Transportation committees on Capitol Hill are starting to write the policy provisions to reauthorize the highway program that expires this fall, but the...

FMCSA Counters GAO Critique of Safety Program
FMCSA Counters GAO Critique of Safety Program

February 12, 2014
The back-and-forth over the Compliance Safety and Accountability enforcement program continues, this time with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

NHTSA Will Go Ahead with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Initiative for Cars
NHTSA Will Go Ahead with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Initiative for Cars

February 3, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to go ahead with a regulation that will require vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems in...

Field Study Proving Benefit of Restart Rule Draws Criticism
Field Study Proving Benefit of Restart Rule Draws Criticism

January 30, 2014
A field test of the 34-hour restart provision of the new hours of service rule shows that the restrictions improve safety. The test found that the...

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Fund Highways
Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Fund Highways

January 29, 2014
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night President Obama repeated his call to use corporate tax reform to fund a large, one-time infusion of money...

Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax
Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax

January 9, 2014
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would raise federal fuel taxes and index them to the cost of living to pay for more investment in roads...

TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas
TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas

September 6, 2013
If you’re skeptical about the future of natural gas in trucking, meet Thomas O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America.

The Effects of the New Hours of Service
The Effects of the New Hours of Service

August 29, 2013
Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change...

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