Government
Government, Safety

White House Nominates N.J. Official Ray Martinez for Chief Post at FMCSA

Ray Martinez Martinez via This Is Jersey TV/YouTube.com

Ray Martinez, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s chief administrator, has been nominated to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Sept. 25: Reforming the Tax Code

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The real possibility of lawmakers advancing the first overhaul of the country’s tax code in more than three decades would greatly benefit trucking, ATA President Chris Spear says.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Safety, Productivity to Improve With Proliferation of Autonomous Trucks, Executives Say

ATLANTA — Advancements in the technology facilitating autonomous trucks will enhance safety and productivity across the freight sector, two executives helping to drive the issue said at the Connected Fleets USA conference Sept. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Already Working on Phase 2 GHG Compliance

NACV Daimler John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Presentations by Daimler Trucks North America looked to the future, including the notion of CascadiaE, an all-electric Class 8 the parent company of Freightliner Trucks might one day produce.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Plan Would Cut Taxes for Corporations and the Wealthy

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders plan to release a tax framework this week that would dramatically cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy, provide a measure of middle-class tax relief and punish some households in Democratic-leaning states like New York and New Jersey.

Sahil Kapur | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Updates on Tax Reform, Autonomous Vehicles, Driver Shortage to Highlight MCE

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center later this month at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 24, 2017
Government, Logistics

California Border Crossing Station Faces Road Closure Through Sept. 25

Cars wait to enter the United States from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. Gregory Bull/AP

Portions of Interstates 5 and 805 that run south of State Route 905 in California will be completely closed through Sept. 25, according to the General Services Administration.

Transport Topics
September 22, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Kentucky Town May Ban Commercial Delivery on Golf Carts

Kim Salmons/Flickr

Daviess County, Ky., Judge-Executive Al Mattingly says he will introduce an ordinance to Fiscal Court next month that would prohibit the commercial use of golf carts or other low-speed utility vehicles for delivering packages or mail.

September 22, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Louisiana Regulators Allow More Truckers to Haul Hazardous Waste

TT File Photo

Louisiana regulators Sept. 20 allowed more companies to haul toxic waste in the state, but the Public Service Commission did not go as far as a newly passed state law demands, which will force the courts, ultimately, to decide how to handle hazardous leftovers from industry and the oilfield.

Mark Ballard | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
September 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: King Sisyphus, Driver Manager

A parallel can be drawn between Greek mythology and the predicament trucking managers face in recruiting and retaining drivers.

Transport Topics
September 21, 2017

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