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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...