After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal regulators are close to requiring most interstate commercial drivers to keep track of their work hours with an electronic device.
April 18, 2014
Transportation committees on Capitol Hill are starting to write the policy provisions to reauthorize the highway program that expires this fall, but the finance committees have yet to move on the key issue of funding.
March 17, 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 and bridges. The bill would repeal the taxes by 2025 in anticipation of replacing them with a vehicle-mile tax.
January 9, 2014
If you’re skeptical about the future of natural gas in trucking, meet Thomas O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America.
September 6, 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 service levels or both.
August 29, 2013
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report. Nine more states plus the District of Columbia are considering legislation to do the same thing.
May 13, 2013
Three years ago Kevin Burch, 55 at the time, slipped away from his president's office at Ohio-based Jet Express and went to driving school to get his commercial driver’s license.
April 1, 2013
Early on, Joe Cowan had his sights set on football. He had a chance to play for the Baltimore Colts, but could not forget another dream he'd had since he was a boy.
April 1, 2013
The highway law that took so much effort over the past five years is just six months old, but now it's time to start again. As the U.S. Department of Transportation still unpacks the two-year, $105 billion measure passed last summer, Congress and transportation interests are gathering to return, once more, unto the breach.
February 11, 2013
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
The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through
January 6, 2013
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
Peter Pekala is an owner-operator with an attitude. His attitude is, find business partners who do right by you and do the same for them
May 9, 2012
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
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