Government
Government, Business, Safety

FedEx ‘Brain Coach’ Scott Mugno Nominated for OSHA Post

'Brain coach' Scott Mugno with FedEx drivers Mugno, right, and Fed Ex drivers courtesy of Jennifer Wade/FedEx Ground

Scott Mugno, the behind-the-scenes coach credited with much of the success of FedEx drivers at the National Truck Driving Championships and for FedEx’s safety record overall, has been nominated to be the next Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Spartan Motors Wins USPS Contract for More Than 2,000 Trucks

USPS trucks Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Spartan Motors Inc. announced its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services business unit has won a $214 million contract from the United States Postal Service for more than 2,000 cargo-body fleet vehicles.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2017
Government, Safety

Safety of Truckers Must Be Priority for FMCSA Nominee, Sen. Cory Booker Says

Sen. Cory Booker MSNBC via YouTube

The top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee dealing with trucking affairs wants the nominee to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to share his commitment to ensuring the safety of truck drivers on the country’s highways.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

2017 MCE Wrapup

TT's Seth Clevenger and Eugene Mulero discuss the key takeaways from the 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition, where addressing the driver shortage was one of the more prominent themes. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
October 26, 2017
Government, Business

ATA Takes Aim at Driver Shortage

ATA President Chris Spear ATA President Chris Spear. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trucking and government leaders at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition set their sights on solving perhaps the industry’s most persistent challenge — recruiting and retaining professional drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2017
Government, Safety

Senate Panel Schedules Hearing With FMCSA Nominee Ray Martinez

Ray Martinez This Is Jersey TV via YouTube

President Donald Trump’s choice for the top job at the federal trucking regulatory agency will tell senators Oct. 31 why they should confirm him.

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

Trump’s Economic Adviser Floats Idea of Gas Tax Hike for Infrastructure

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser raised the possibility of increasing the federal gasoline tax next year to help pay for the administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, U.S. Representative Tom Reed said.

Erik Wasson and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Government, Business

Canadian Trucking Groups Call for Zero Tolerance as Marijuana Legalization Looms

Canadian trucks at the U.S. border Trucks cross the Canada-U.S. border (Thinkstock)

Canadian trucking associations are calling for a zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use among drivers as the country prepares to legalize the drug for recreational purposes in July 2018.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Maryland Governor Promises Traffic Signals With Artificial Intelligence to Ease Highway Congestion

Photo by @larryHogan

Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Oct. 25.

Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Dream of Drone Deliveries Gets Closer With Trump’s Executive Order

Amazon.com

Drone deliveries got a step closer to reality as the White House issued an order giving local governments more authority to conduct tests of the burgeoning new technology.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017

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