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Government, Safety

Sen. Blumenthal Blasts Withdrawal of Sleep Apnea Policy

Sen. Blumenthal Blumenthal by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

The determination by federal investigators that two high-profile train collisions in New York and New Jersey were the result of undiagnosed sleep apnea prompted a member of the Senate Commerce Committee to rebuke the Trump administration’s withdrawal of a potential new policy on the sleep disorder.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Virginia Could Allow Trucks Up to 11,000 Pounds Heavier Than It Does Now

Tom Saunders, VDOT

Trucks traveling Virginia’s roads could get about 10,000 pounds heavier if legislation gets the OK from the General Assembly.

Katherine Hafner | The Virginian-Pilot
February 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn 'Aggressively' Trying to Woo Amazon HQ2

Amazon Worker Joshua Lott/Bloomberg

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is pursuing Amazon.com Inc. with gusto as the retailer determines which state will be home to its second headquarters, HQ2.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues Clarification Notice on Nonpreventable Crash Reviews

Citing confusion among some motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a clarification notice to provide further details on how truckers should request a data review of certain nonpreventable crashes that are eligible for the agency’s demonstration program.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Hazelwood Attorney Says Feds Are Making a Crime out of Civil Fraud

Attorney Rusty Hardin Hardin by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The former president of Pilot Flying J took on the federal government Feb. 6, accusing prosecutors of ginning up a criminal case out of a civil fraud, and making a deal with the devil to do it.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 7, 2018
Government, Equipment, Safety

Audit: Excessive Detention Time Contributes to Higher Crash Rate, Reduced Income

Truck drivers waiting at a loading dock TT File Photo

An audit of FMCSA safety data shows that truck driver detention time increases the number of fatal, injury and tow-away crashes, and costs drivers and motor carriers a significant loss of income.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2018
Government, Safety

Inaction on Sleep Apnea Draws Ire of NTSB

Rachel Tayse/Flickr

Just months after U.S. rail and highway regulators said they were withdrawing plans to screen truckers and engineers for a dangerous sleep disorder, accident investigators believe that it contributed to two New York-area transit crashes.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2018
Government, Business

Los Angeles Named City With Worst Traffic Congestion in the World

Los Angeles Traffic Downtown Los Angeles Traffic by Prayitno/Flickr

Los Angeles, a city where the average motorist spent 102 hours stuck in traffic in 2017, topped the list of most congested cities worldwide, according to transportation analytics firm INRIX.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2018
Government

Trump to Unveil Outline of Infrastructure Plan Feb. 12

Getty Images

Details of a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would propose funding for rural projects and streamlining the permitting process will be unveiled by President Donald Trump on Feb. 12, a White House official told Transport Topics.

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

I-74 Bridge Replacement Aims to Ease Mobility in Quad Cities Corridor

Existing I-74 Bridge CTF83!/Wikicommons

The Interstate 74 bridge replacement, a tandem project of the Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation, will increase capacity and facilitate mobility on an important corridor that links the two states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2018

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