DOT
Government, Business

Stakeholders Respond to DOT Request for Comment on Rules, Regulations

From burdensome and outdated record-keeping to hazardous materials handling to an electronic logging device mandate soon to go into effect, truckers and an array of transportation-related trade associations have handed federal regulators a list for tweaking or eliminating dozens of rules and regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Government, Safety

DOT to Require Testing for Synthetic Opioids Beginning Jan. 1

Drug testing urine specimen TT File Photo

Beginning Jan. 1, truck drivers being administered random pre-employment and post-accident drug tests will be screened for four additional synthetic opioids, the highly addictive drugs that likely will require medical experts to consider prescriptions that balance pain mitigation with safety performance.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Boosts Emergency Aid for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Hurricane Maria YouTube

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive additional funds to help agencies there pay for highway infrastructure that was damaged by back-to-back hurricanes in September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Nov. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017
Government, Business

DOT Extends Comment Period on Its Regulatory Review to Dec. 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation has extended the public comment period to Dec. 1 on its review of a number of existing “economically significant rulemakings” ranging from a final rule on Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to a final rule establishing minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle operators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Confirms Nominee for DOT’s Top Policy Post

The U.S. Department of Transportation will be staffed with a new policy leader after the Senate on Nov. 13 easily confirmed Derek Kan, formerly a general manager for Lyft.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017
Business

White House Nominates Economist for Top Research, Technology Post at DOT

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, was nominated for the post of assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation for research and technology, the White House announced on Sept. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Secretary Chao to Address Industry at MCE in October

Elaine Chao John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The country’s top transportation official will update trucking executives about the Trump administration’s policies and objectives at the Management Conference & Exhibition hosted by American Trucking Associations next month in Orlando, Fla.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2017
Government, Equipment, Safety

DOT Grant Will Ease Truck Climbing, Congestion in Colorado

Interchange Colorado Department of Transportation

A new truck climbing lane and automated anti-icing systems are among the projects a $12 million federal grant will support in La Plata County, Colo.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2017
Government, Business

I-15 Express Lanes Project Awarded $152 Million US DOT Loan

The Riverside County Transportation Commission will receive a $152.2 million federal loan to assist with the completion of its Interstate 15 express lanes corridor project, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced July 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2017
Government, Fuel

Trucking, Regulations and Congress: A Midyear Review and Look-Ahead

TT Managing Editor Lorrie Grant chats with government reporters Eugene Mulero and Eric Miller to recap the year so far in congressional and regulatory news that impact trucking, and looks ahead at the final six months. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
July 3, 2017

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