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Senate Expected to Vote on FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez After Break

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The nominee to lead the country’s regulatory agency for commercial trucks and buses is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the year, aides familiar with the nomination told Transport Topics on Nov. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Christmas Tree Hauled by Award-Winning Montana Owner-Operator

The 2017 Capitol Christmas tree is traveling on this specially decorated Kenworth T680 The 2017 Capitol Christmas tree is traveling on this specially decorated Kenworth T680. (TruckPR/Flickr)

The nation soon will celebrate lighting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which has been hauled by veteran driver Larry Spiekermeier for Whitewood Transport.

Transport Topics
November 20, 2017
Government, Business

Gautreaux Starts as No. 2 at FMCSA

The country’s regulatory agency for trucks and buses has a new deputy administrator in Cathy Gautreaux.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Government, Equipment, Fuel

TransCanada Wins Approval to Build Keystone XL in Nebraska

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

TransCanada Corp. won Nebraska’s permission to build its long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state.

Andrew M Harris Meenal Vamburkar and Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Following the Rules

In less than a month, the business of trucking will change. That’s the consensus of most when it comes to the federal mandate for use of electronic logging devices for the majority of truck drivers. The law is set to take effect Dec. 18, and we believe it’s a good thing for the industry.

Transport Topics
November 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Cummins' Tim Proctor on Customizing Power Solutions

Cummins' Tim Proctor, left, talks with TT's Roger Gilroy about meeting the fuel economy needs of customers who are concerned about global warming.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Frito-Lay's Mike O'Connell on PepsiCo's Fuel-Efficiency Strategy

Frito-Lay Senior Director of Supply Chain Mike O'Connell, right, discusses PepsiCo's "Performance With Purpose" strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of its fleet with TT's Roger Gilroy.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

NACFE's Mike Roeth on Diesel Efficiencies

North American Council for Freight Efficiency Executive Director Mike Roeth (right) discusses diesel efficiencies demonstrated during the Run on Less event, and where diesel fits into the future of trucking as a power source, with TT Executive Editor Joe Howard.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Oregon Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Rebuild Infrastructure, DeFazio Says

Oregon's Peter DeFazio DeFazio says Oregon will receive $2.6 million for repairs. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

To help Oregon fix freight corridors and surface infrastructure damaged by natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the state $2.6 million, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Nevada DOT Awards $65 Million Contract to Expand Las Vegas-Area Highway

The Nevada Department of Transportation awarded a $65 million contract on Nov. 13 to widen and modernize a six-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 that runs through northwest Las Vegas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017

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