2018 is shaping up to be a potentially transformative year on the government front for the freight transportation industry, starting with an infrastructure plan that trucking companies hope will lead to improved roads, less congestion and more efficient deliveries.
Our Jan. 17 LiveOnWeb program, “2018 Government Outlook,” dissected the prospects for infrastructure reform and how funding for the program might impact trucking. We also tackled four other hot topics that regulators or legislators have on their plates this year:
• Stepped-up enforcement of the ELD mandate beginning April 1
• Efforts aimed at having a meal and rest break rule prevail nationally
• The inclusion of trucking in any self-driving policies being considered
• And other regulatory topics, including CSA reform, speed limiters and sleep apnea.
During this program you’ll hear from:
• Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (full interview below)
• Jeff Davis, senior fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation
• Bill Sullivan, American Trucking Associations’ executive vice president of advocacy (full interview below)
Transport Topics government reporter Eugene Mulero hosted the program and was joined by colleague Eric Miller.