Government, Business

Stevens Driver Wins Transition Trucking Award

Gregg Softy U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

A driver with Stevens Transport was named the winner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes 2017 Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence award.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2017
Government, TCA

Maine Turnpike Authority Throws Itself a Birthday Party

Maine Turnpike Authority

The Maine Turnpike Authority, which is typically more concerned with managing its open road tolling system, rebuilding exits, and keeping the highway between Kittery and Augusta safe for travelers, took a few moments to celebrate its achievements Dec. 13.

Dennis Hoey | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
December 15, 2017
Government, Business

Freight TSI Climbs, Still Doesn’t Match Pre-Recession Growth

Highway TT File Photo

The Transportation Services Index is climbing slowly but has not returned to the rapid growth seen before the recession, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which released a technical note on freight transportation services Dec. 15.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

US Postal Service Grappling With Record Shipments This Holiday Season

U.S. Postal Service

Shipping services working around the clock to handle record package numbers this holiday season.

Liz Forster | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
December 15, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

FMCSA Says Even Flo Logistics Poses ‘Imminent Hazard to Public Safety’

A division of the U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered a Tumwater, Wash.,-based trucking company to “immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations” after investigators, including the Washington State Patrol, found a number of alleged safety violations.

Rolf Boone | The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)
December 15, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Shippers, 3PLs Discuss How to Verify ELD Mandate Compliance

Teletrac ELD Teletrac Inc.

With the federal electronic logging device mandate now in effect, some freight brokers are surveying their carriers about compliance with the rule, taking a proactive step now to help prevent supply chain disruptions later, logistics executives said.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Government, Business

Federal Trucking Regulators to Detail Priorities for 2018 at TRB

Trucks on a highway frankieleon/Flickr

Federal trucking regulators will offer updates on their safety priorities and regulatory actions planned for 2018 during the Transportation Research Board’s annual conference, scheduled to take place Jan. 7-11 in Washington, D.C.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Government, Business

Trump White House Ready for Infrastructure in January

Infrastructure Building John Locher/Associated Press

Congress and the Trump administration indicated they will finally debate infrastructure funding parameters with transportation leaders when the new year kicks off.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Government, Safety

Nearly 39,000 CMV Drivers Cited or Warned During Safe Driver Week

Seatbelt Inspection Seatbelt Inspection, TT File Photo

Law enforcement officers issued nearly 39,000 citations and warnings to commercial vehicle operators for bad driving behaviors during Operation Safe Driver Week in October, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Daimler Recalls More Than 400,000 Trucks Over Potential Brake Light Issue

A Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling 436,095 heavy-duty trucks over a potential brake-light-related issue that could fail to alert trailing motorists to a braking event.

Transport Topics
December 14, 2017