Government
Government, Business

Survey Finds Growing Public Support for Gas Tax, Trucking Industry

Neil Newhouse Newhouse by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new survey sponsored by American Trucking Associations shows widening public support for an increase in the gas tax.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government

Funding Infrastructure Remains Bipartisan Problem, Rep. Blumenauer Says

John Sommers II for TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — A leading proponent on Capitol Hill of raising the federal fuel tax again called on colleagues to act quickly on a long-term funding fix for the country’s infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana Voters OK Measure to Tighten Transportation Spending

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Louisiana officials agree that the state’s roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Even a NAFTA Collapse Won’t Keep Companies From Moving to Mexico

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but the folks who help U.S. companies set up production in Mexico say they’re having a solid year.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2017
Government, Equipment

ATA Thanks Share the Road, America’s Road Team Program Sponsors and Supporters

Road Team members Road Team members by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — An estimated 1.2 billion people saw President Donald Trump sit in the cab of a Mack truck at the White House and speak with the driver in March — the logo of American Trucking Associations prominently displayed on the truck’s door — but what they didn’t know was that the truck was part of the Share the Road campaign.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

SmartWay Honors 10 ATA Members for Environmental Efforts

SmartWay Cheryl Bynum SmartWay National Program Manager Cheryl Bynum by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ten American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award. The agency bestowed the honor here Oct. 23, during ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 23: Industry and Government at Work

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The collaboration between the trucking industry and federal regulators is bound to strengthen once the tenure of Ray Martinez at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicks off. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Multiemployer Pensions Thriving in Bull Market

A pair of reports on the health of the multiemployer pension system are shedding light on healthy plans and how a proposal to bail out those in grave danger of collapsing would financially hit taxpayers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Tax Reform First, Then Infrastructure, Chao Says

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. ­— The Trump administration’s multiyear infrastructure funding proposal to modernize freight corridors and commuter networks will be unveiled after Congress reforms the tax code, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Oct. 23 at American Trucking Associations’ annual conference.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Wyoming Road Sign Auction Yields $33,000 for Highway Repair

Wyoming highway sign Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is placing the $33,005 it made from auctioning decommissioned road signs into its highway repair fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017

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