Government, Equipment, Safety

CVSA to Conduct Brake Safety Week Sept. 16-22

Brake inspection TT file photo

Commercial vehicle inspectors will be out in force beginning Sept. 16 to conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout the United States and Canada.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Missouri Lawsuit Aims to Remove Gas Tax Hike From Ballot

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state legislator from southwest Missouri has filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop a proposed gasoline tax increase from appearing on the state’s November ballot.

Jack Suntrup | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 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, Business, Safety

Aviation Bill With Trucking Meal, Rest Break Language Yet to Reach Senate Floor

Love's rest stop John Sommers II for Transport Topics

An aviation policy bill that has yet to reach the floor in the U.S. Senate includes a key trucking provision, and is among the policy priorities for members of Congress returning to Washington after the July Fourth recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018
Government, Fuel

Oil Surges Above $75 in New York as Supply Outages Outpace OPEC

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Crude soared above $75 a barrel in New York for the first time since 2014 on signs global supply outages outweigh OPEC’s pledged production rise.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2018
Government, Business

Several States Phase In Fuel-Tax Increases

Michlig Energy driver Jake Gould delivers diesel in Walnut, Ill. Michlig Energy driver Jake Gould delivers diesel in Walnut, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Fuel is now more expensive in seven states: Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Vermont and Iowa.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Japanese Government Envisions Cars in the Sky by 2020s

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In a bid to achieve the practical use of self-driving flying cars in the 2020s, the government will establish a public-private council possibly within this year to discuss safety issues, technological development and other matters, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

Asia News Network
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Shortage of Drivers Slows Booming Truck Demand

Spencer Platt/Bloomberg News

Demand for new commercial trucks is surging as companies look to replace aging vehicles and freight volumes have jumped in recent months.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
July 2, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Maine Governor’s Latest Bonds Ploy Highlights Peril of Borrowing to Fix State’s Roads

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AUGUSTA, Maine — There is probably nothing more unifying in Maine’s contentious politics than borrowing lots of money to improve the state’s transportation system, but recent events at the State House have also showed why it may be a poor policy.

Michael Shepherd | Bangor (Maine ) Daily News
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Says It’s a ‘Little Premature’ to Discuss US WTO Exit

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said it’s a “little premature” to discuss the U.S. withdrawing from the World Trade Organization as the Trump administration continues to look at ways to improve the global trade body.

Kasia Klimasinska | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2018
Government, Logistics

Not Waiting for Trump, Municipalities Are Funding Infrastructure


State and local government bond sales have tumbled this year, but it’s not because they’ve given up on raising money to fix America’s roads, schools and bridges.

Danielle Moran | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2018