Government, Safety

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Announces $600 Million for Road Projects

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Nebraska will invest $600 million in transportation-related projects, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced July 6.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2018

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Creates Two Infrastructure Councils

Michigan bridge Beatrice Murch/Flickr

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation creating two councils dedicated solely to infrastructure management.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 9, 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, Logistics, TCA

PortMiami Plans New Project to Fit Even Larger Ships

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Despite a massive dredge project that was completed in 2015, PortMiami is still not wide enough in some areas to accommodate large vessels, making it difficult for cargo and cruise ships to navigate its channels.

Chabeli Herrera | Miami Herald
July 9, 2018
Government, Business

Pruitt’s Exit Prompts Lawmakers, Industry to Shift Spotlight to Acting EPA Chief

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The end of Scott Pruitt’s run as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was announced July 5, and has members of Congress and stakeholders already focusing on his successor. EPA deputy administrator Andrew Wheeler was tapped to take on the role of acting chief starting July 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Deficit Narrows to Smallest Since 2016 on Soybean Exports

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The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in May to its smallest since October 2016 on a jump in exports of soybeans and aircraft amid the threat of retaliatory tariffs.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
July 6, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

Pruitt Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a deluge of damaging revelations about his spending, travel and a condo rental that prompted Republican lawmakers to distance themselves and question his continued effectiveness.

Jennifer A Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

FMCSA Denies Owner-Operators’ Request for ELD Exemption

Truck driver in cab Thinkstock

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has confirmed that it denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for an exemption from the electronic logging device rule.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2018
Government, Business

Canada Picks US, Spanish Firms as Top Bid for Detroit Bridge

A view of Windsor from Detroit A view of Windsor from Detroit. (Gregory Varnum/Flickr)

Canada picked a consortium led by U.S. and Spanish construction firms as the front-runner to build a major new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
July 5, 2018
Government, Business

Here’s Where China Stands as Hour of US Tariffs Approaches

Chinese and U.S. money TT File Photo

The world’s two largest economies are set to slide deeper into a trade conflict July 6 that’s roiled markets and cast a shadow over the global growth outlook.

Bloomberg News
July 5, 2018
Government, Business

DOT to Launch Pilot Program for Former Military Veteran Drivers Ages 18-20

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Federal regulators July 3 announced plans to permit 18-20 year-olds with the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver license to operate large trucks in interstate commerce in a pilot program that will monitor their driving safety records.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018