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Toll-Management Providers Help Make Life Easier for Fleets

An EZ-Pass toll plaza on Interstate 95 in Maryland. An EZ-Pass toll plaza on Interstate 95 in Maryland. (TT File Photo)

Tolls can cause administrative headaches and bring additional costs to trucking companies, but toll-management providers are offering services that could help alleviate both burdens.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 30, 2018
Government, Business

Trump to Congress: Produce $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Streamline Permitting

President Trump Win McNamee/AP Pool

In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump called on the Republican-led Congress to prepare a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that would be anchored by a robust reliance on private sector investments.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Europe to Trump: If You Want a Trade War, You’ll Get One

President Donald Trump looks on ahead of a special address on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 26 (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

The European Union gave President Donald Trump a fresh warning about any U.S. curbs on imports from Europe by pledging rapid retaliation, highlighting the persistent risk of a trans-Atlantic trade war.

Jonathan Stearns and Nikos Chrysoloras | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 29: State of the Bridges

Eastbound on Arlington Memorial Bridge Eastbound on Arlington Memorial Bridge (roadwaywiz via YouTube)

One-fifth of Iowa’s bridges are structurally deficient, as are more than 4,100 bridges in Pennsylvania. Twenty-three percent of bridges in Rhode Island are in that category. And, Washington, D.C., has eight of them. What's Congress going to do about them? Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

US Says ‘Some Progress’ Was Made at Latest NAFTA Talks

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The U.S., Canada and Mexico said they’ve made some progress in the latest round of NAFTA talks, while America’s trade chief warned he’d like negotiations to speed up.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Iowa Tops ARTBA List of States With Deficient Bridges

Centennial Bridge in Iowa Iowa's Centennial Bridge is on the list of structurally deficient bridges. (ercwttmn/Flickr)

Iowa is home to the most structurally deficient bridges, while the District of Columbia contains the fewest, according to a recent report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: A Moment to Come Together

As the old saying goes, there is strength in numbers. And some of what leaders on Capitol Hill are saying suggests now is a good time for various factions across the trucking industry to come together toward common goals.

Transport Topics
January 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Virginia Gets Preliminary OK on Dredging Project

Port of Virginia Virginia Port Authority

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has preliminarily approved a project to dredge Virginia’s Norfolk Harbor from 50 feet to 55 feet, but a final decision on whether to fund it will come this summer.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Compliance: More Thoughts From Key Executives

More comments from key executives on the state of ELD compliance, one month after the mandate went into effect.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
January 26, 2018
Government

FMCSA Grants National Asphalt Pavement Association HOS Exemption

Asphalt Getty Images

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has been granted a five-year exemption from two federal hours-of-service requirements, regulators announced Jan. 26.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018

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