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Transportation Policymakers Survive Primaries, With the Exception of Mark Sanford

Sanford Sanford by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

While several Republican incumbents with key roles on transportation committees celebrated wins in the June 12 primaries, South Carolina’s Mark Sanford (R) wasn’t so lucky.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Advisory Board to Review Science Behind the Agency’s Glider Truck Rule Repeal Proposal

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

An Environmental Protection Agency advisory board is reviewing the quality and relevance of scientific and technical information used to justify repealing an Obama administration regulation that limits the production of glider trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Debuts Contest to Develop Innovative Ways to Analyze Crash Data

Concerned about a rise in highway fatalities in recent years, the U.S. Department of Transportation is launching a contest for cash prizes with the goal of finding “innovative analytical visualization tools” that will reveal insights into serious crashes and improve understanding of transportation safety.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

OSHA Conducts First of Several Hearings on Whistleblower Protections

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Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had scheduled a two-hour public hearing June 12 for trucking and rail industry stakeholders to disclose issues facing the agency’s whistleblower protection program — but the hearing only lasted an hour.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Langenhahn’s Wisconsin Victory Is a Family Affair

Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

A family that practices truck driving together wins grand champion titles together. This can be said for XPO Logistics’ Jeff Langenhahn, who won Wisconsin’s grand champion title May 18-19 at the Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships.

Keegan Wiggins | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Government, Safety

Transportation Industry Asks OSHA for Whistleblower Improvements

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Raising awareness of OSHA’s whistleblower rules would improve the agency’s enforcement of laws banning retaliation against employees in the rail and trucking industries, business and worker representatives said.

Bruce Rolfsen | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Business, Safety

West Virginia State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 West Virginia Truck Driving Championships June 9 in Nitro, W.Va. (Photos courtesy of the West Virginia Trucking Association)

Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

South Carolina Ports Break May Volume Record Despite Key Bridge Closure

Wando River Bridge over I-26 in Charleston Trucks travel over Wando River Bridge on Interstate 526 in Charleston during a partial closure in late May.(South Carolina Department of Transportation via YouTube)

Despite the partial closure of an important interstate bridge in the Charleston area, South Carolina ports broke their May record for the volume of containers handled.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Industry Adjusts to ELD Mandate as Focus on HOS Compliance Sharpens

ELD (ERoad)

The U.S. trucking industry is continuing to adjust to the federal electronic logging device mandate that took effect late last year.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 13, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US Imposes New Security Measures on Incoming Air Cargo Shipments

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U.S. authorities are requiring airlines to give them more notice about certain types of cargo that officials believe may pose a security risk.

David Koenig | AP Business Writer
June 12, 2018

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