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Road Work Ahead: Beware Alarms and Dollar Signs

What’s holding back development and passage of a monumental infrastructure package is not politics. It’s plain old wrong-headed thinking, says Executive Editor David Cullen in his Passing Zone blog.

Why Putting Trucks on Trains to Bypass I-81 Won't Work

As Virginia lawmakers work to try to address congestion problems on I-81, including a controversial toll proposal that critics say is unfair to trucking, one creative proposal has come up that would put trucks on trains – drivers and all.

ATA Chief Spear Details Trucking Lobby’s Battle Plans

Trucking has “unfinished business in Washington” that must be achieved despite “our foes [who] continue to sow the seeds of distrust and mistruths, spreading their own narrative about our industry,” declared American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear in a rallying speech on Oct. 29 at ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

NYC to Invest $100M to Modernize Freight Distribution System

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $100 million plan to modernize the city’s freight distribution system, including investing in a new distribution network, increasing maritime and rail involvement, and promoting the use of low-emissions trucks.