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Gridlock

Clock's ticking on a highway program in peril

September 1, 2008

Who Will Pay

Pennsylvania's experience illustrates difficulty of funding issue

September 1, 2008

ATA's Safety Bid

There's a new player on the highway safety scene in Washington. It's an outfit called American Trucking Associations.

December 1, 2008

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

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 and bridges. The bill would repeal the taxes by 2025 in anticipation of replacing them with a vehicle-mile tax.

January 9, 2014

EPA's SmartWay Looks for a Smarter Way

The New Hours Rule: Did FMCSA Find A Sweet Spot?

Almost no one is happy about the new hours of service rule. Maybe that means the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made the moves that will lead to stability, at long last. Or maybe not.

February 14, 2012

Infrastructure Funding: What Now?

It's more than two years late and still no one knows if Congress will pass a highway bill this year, much less what will be in it

March 20, 2012

Owner-Operators: Selecting for Success

Owner-Operators: Selecting for Success

When we caught up with Miles Verhoef, he'd spent the day in Fargo, N.D., looking for - and not finding - the right load for his drop-deck flatbed

April 13, 2012

The Feds' Safety Wish List

The Feds' Safety Wish List

Topping the list of federal initiatives on truck safety technology is a proposal due any time from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require stability control systems on heavy-duty tractors

May 16, 2012

CSA Data Suggests More Drivers Becoming Independents

Federal safety data indicates that carrier registrations jumped by 7.5% during the past 14 months, possibly reflecting a move by drivers to go into business for themselves, according to an analysis by QualifiedCarriers, which provides risk management services to shippers

May 22, 2012

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis
FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat

January 6, 2013

Technology: What if Cars and Trucks Could Talk to Each Other?