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Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Halts Transport of Explosives for Tennessee-Based Company

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited Rock City Stone Co., a Tennessee-based group, from commercially transporting explosives or hazardous materials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Business

Port of Long Beach Has Record 1Q; Port of Los Angeles Sees 5.7% Drop

Port of Long Beach Port of Long Beach by Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The Port of Long Beach had its best first quarter, up 19.4% compared with the same period in 2017.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 17, 2018
Government, Business

Mississippi House Speaker Proposes Diversions, Tax Swap to Fund Infrastructure

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn Speaker Gunn, whose plan would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years. (Mississippi Legislature)

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn presented an infrastructure funding plan April 12 that would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Technology

FHWA Audits Utah DOT National Environmental Policy Act Compliance

Utah Highway Utah highway by Getty Images

Consistent communication between managers and staff members could benefit the Utah Department of Transportation as it executes National Environmental Policy Act responsibilities, according to a recent federal audit.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety

Virginia Tech Vehicle Test Track System to Include Rural Road Simulation

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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is in the midst of a major expansion of its vehicle test track system in Blacksburg, Va., as it works to complete this fall a simulated rural road system covering 120 acres.

Transport Topics
April 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Delayed Until Late May

Truck at a Rhode Island toll booth HummelReport via YouTube

Rhode Island’s truck tolls have been postponed once again, this time until at least late May, a delay that is expected to cost $20 million in lost revenue.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018
Government, Business

Optimism Among Builders Slides for Fourth Consecutive Month

Construction Worker Getty Images

NEW YORK — Homebuilder confidence slid for the fourth consecutive month with steadily rising mortgage rates and sky-high home prices putting ownership out of reach for more Americans.

Associated Press
April 16, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Push for Quick NAFTA Deal Slowed by Division on Top Issues

Trump Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump’s push for a quick resolution to NAFTA talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the United States, Canada and Mexico over a handful of the make-or-break issues.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 16: Road to NTDC

2017 NTDC for Capitol Agenda, April 16, 2018 A driver gets ready to take the course during the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Fla. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The journey to crown this year’s top truck driver is officially underway. Elite truckers passionate about safety are focusing their talents at their state truck driving championships for a chance to qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018
Government, Business

Panel Issues Interim Report to Accelerate Recommendations for Truck Size, Weight Limits

A specially appointed committee of academic and policy experts has issued an interim report on its plans to plug data and research gaps that have for several years delayed federal policy recommendations for changes to truck size and weight limits.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018

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