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Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: The Roads Ahead in 2018

The roads where the trucking industry makes its living are expected to be busy in the year ahead — for a variety of reasons.

Transport Topics
December 27, 2017
Government

Senate Committee to Vote Again on Ray Martinez Nomination in 2018

Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

When Congress returns in January, the Senate Commerce Committee will be tasked with reconsidering President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a spokesman for the committee told Transport Topics on Dec. 27.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2017
Government, Business

Ag Retailers Apply for Waiver From ELD Mandate

Truck hauls livestock TT File Photo

The Agricultural Retailers Association has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device rule that took effect Dec. 18, according to a notice published Dec. 27 in the Federal Register by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver

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Federal trucking regulators have granted a 90-day waiver to agricultural commodities and livestock haulers from installing electronic logging devices in their trucks, and issued a separate clarification on potential miles that are exempt from hours-of-service requirements for agriculture haulers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda: The Best of 2017

Marcia Hale, Eugene Mulero Building America's Future President Marcia Hale with Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero. (Transport Topics via YouTube)

No matter your place on the political spectrum, it is undeniable passage of the Republican-led tax reform measure was a monumental feat. This week we highlight our favorite news items from Capitol Agenda in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Inches Up 0.2¢ to $2.903; Oil Nears $60 a Barrel

Trucks fuel up at a California stop TT File Photo

The U.S. average retail price of diesel inched up 0.2 cent to $2.903, as oil climbed over $59 a barrel to the highest level since June 2015 amid forecasts of tighter supplies.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

ATA President Chris Spear Proposes Infrastructure Fund at Senate Transportation Hearing

ATA President Chris Spear Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear asked Congress to consider establishing an infrastructure fund capable of generating about $340 billion over 10 years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2017
Government, Business

Trucking Executive Outlines Tax Reform’s Benefits for Industry

Pottles Truck Pottle's Transportation

The incoming tax reform bill could be a welcome holiday gift for truckers, according to Barry Pottle, president of Pottle’s Transportation and first vice chairman of American Trucking Associations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: ‘A Lot of Interest in Infrastructure’

Mitch McConnell Sen. Mitch McConnell by Fox News via YouTube

Bipartisan support for infrastructure reform increases the chances for the Senate to take up a transportation bill next year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Dec. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Jacksonville, Fla., Opens Test Track to Future for Self-Driving Shuttles

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

The futuristic appeal of the autonomous vehicles that began operating Dec. 21 on the Jacksonville Transportation Authority test track is the prospect that eventually hundreds of them could be shuttling passengers around downtown.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
December 21, 2017

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