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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Three-Year Delay of Rule to Eliminate Need for Truck Drivers to Carry Their Medical Cards

Physical exam (iStock)

Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 18: Have a Pothole? Call Domino’s

Domino's Paving for Pizza campaign Domino's IP Holder LLC

For a limited time only, Domino’s is mixing it up in the infrastructure game. After you order two medium pizzas with any topping and a drink, don’t forget to say you want free refills on the potholes outside your window. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics, TCA

‘Smart City’ Columbus Cites Technology, Collaboration as Keys to Future

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Few things annoy futurist David Staley as much as when he is in his car stopped at a traffic light and no one is moving.

Mark Williams | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Guest Editorial: A Clear Message on Hours-of-Service Reform

From ATA President and CEO Chris Spear: There’s a growing chorus to address federal hours-of-service rules, and American Trucking Associations is actively shaping the debate.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
June 18, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Stormy Sailing Expected When Cargo Ship Fuel Standard Changes

Hapag-Lloyd AG

A surge in demand is coming for diesel and related fuels as shipping companies close in on a deadline to reduce sulfur emissions.

Alan Kovski | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

In Prelude to Trade War, US Details Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

From left, China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands on November 9, 2017, during a meeting outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Artyom Ivanov/Tass/Abaca Press/TNS)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, rekindling its simmering trade war with China, issued a list of $50 billion of Chinese imports June 15 that would be subject to hefty tariffs.

Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera | Tribune Washington Bureau
June 15, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

UPS Says New Tax Law Creates ‘Whack-a-Mole’ Game

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U.S. multinationals face a “tricky situation” in trying to plot a tax strategy around the new base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) in the 2017 U.S. tax law, a UPS official said.

Isabel Gottlieb | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2018
Government, Business

Funding Bills to Begin Journey to House, Senate Floors

McConnell McConnell by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

After announcing he would break with tradition and keep the chamber in session for most of August, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated a few fiscal 2019 funding bills would be reaching the floor as early as the week of June 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Safety

Transportation Policymakers Survive Primaries, With the Exception of Mark Sanford

Sanford Sanford by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

While several Republican incumbents with key roles on transportation committees celebrated wins in the June 12 primaries, South Carolina’s Mark Sanford (R) wasn’t so lucky.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Advisory Board to Review Science Behind the Agency’s Glider Truck Rule Repeal Proposal

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

An Environmental Protection Agency advisory board is reviewing the quality and relevance of scientific and technical information used to justify repealing an Obama administration regulation that limits the production of glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018

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