Government
Government, Logistics, TCA

Illinois Considering Closing Some Highway Rest Areas

Jessica Hill/AP

The state of Illinois is considering how to rehab, or possibly close, some state rest areas, and has even launched a public survey about travelers’ likes and dislikes of the interstate highway stops — drawing thousands of responses so far.

Mary Wisniewski and Ese Olumhense | Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2017
Government

FMCSA Hosts Webinar on HOS Concerns

Drivers switching jobs around the time the federally mandated electronic logging device rule takes effect need to report their previous seven days of service to their new employer, just as they would have when paper logbooks were the norm, government officials said

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017
Government, Business

Committee OKs Trombino as New FHWA Chief

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted to approve the nomination of Paul Trombino, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Highway Administration, on Oct. 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Jacksonville Approves $1.5 Million for Bridge Ramp Demolition to Improve Truck Access to Port

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It was first about public safety. Then, modernizing city roads. Now Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Lenny Curry says he wants to demolish the elevated ramp connecting the Hart Bridge to downtown so cargo trucks can better access the port.

Christopher Hong | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 25, 2017
Government, Business

Survey Finds Growing Public Support for Gas Tax, Trucking Industry

Neil Newhouse Newhouse by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new survey sponsored by American Trucking Associations shows widening public support for an increase in the gas tax.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government

Funding Infrastructure Remains Bipartisan Problem, Rep. Blumenauer Says

John Sommers II for TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — A leading proponent on Capitol Hill of raising the federal fuel tax again called on colleagues to act quickly on a long-term funding fix for the country’s infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana Voters OK Measure to Tighten Transportation Spending

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Louisiana officials agree that the state’s roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Even a NAFTA Collapse Won’t Keep Companies From Moving to Mexico

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but the folks who help U.S. companies set up production in Mexico say they’re having a solid year.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2017
Government, Equipment

ATA Thanks Share the Road, America’s Road Team Program Sponsors and Supporters

Road Team members Road Team members by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — An estimated 1.2 billion people saw President Donald Trump sit in the cab of a Mack truck at the White House and speak with the driver in March — the logo of American Trucking Associations prominently displayed on the truck’s door — but what they didn’t know was that the truck was part of the Share the Road campaign.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

SmartWay Honors 10 ATA Members for Environmental Efforts

SmartWay Cheryl Bynum SmartWay National Program Manager Cheryl Bynum by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ten American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award. The agency bestowed the honor here Oct. 23, during ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017

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