Government
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

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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
Government

‘I Love NY’ Highway Signs to Come Down After Federal Pressure

An "I Love NY" sign on the New York State Thruway Mike Groll/Associated Press

The “I Love New York” signs that line New York’s highways will start coming down, according to state transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 5: Country Club Builder

Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster N.J. Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, N.J. (HMKramer via YouTube)

Building hotels, resorts and country clubs isn't the same as building roads and bridges, according to one transportation policy expert. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington Town Undertakes $52 Million Road Project to Ease Truck Traffic

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UNION GAP, Wash. — On a daily average, 3,400 trucks hauling freight travel along Main Street and Valley Mall Boulevard in Union Gap, Wash., just to access Interstate 82.

Phil Ferolito | Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic
February 5, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Special Truck Lane in New Mexico Speeds up Border Shipments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

As NAFTA renegotiation talks wind down, a dedicated cargo lane for trucks is speeding up shipments from a massive Foxconn plant on the Mexican side of the Santa Teresa, N.M., border crossing.

Angela Kocherga | Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal
February 2, 2018

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