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FHWA Drops Plan for States to Track Greenhouse Gas Levels on U.S. Highways

Interstate 65 in Kentucky Traffic on I-65 in Louisville, Ky. (Kentucky Department of Transportation)

The Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn its rule that would have required state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to report year-over-year changes in carbon dioxide emissions on U.S. interstates and major highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Meal-and-Rest-Break, Funding Bills on Congressional Agenda

McCarthy McCarthy by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

A key trucking provision tucked in an aviation reauthorization bill in the Senate and bills that would keep the U.S. Department of Transportation funded through fiscal 2019 await members of Congress when they return June 4 to Washington from the Memorial Day recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Business, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands on Livestock Haulers

Livestock and cattle-hauling truck Senators want to relax both ELD and HOS requirements for livestock haulers. (David B./Flickr)

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2018
Business, Safety, Top 100

UPS Truck Explosion at Kentucky Facility Under Investigation

Lexington, Kentucky Fire Department via Twitter @LexKYFire

State officials are investigating a May 30 truck explosion at a UPS Inc. maintenance facility in Lexington, Ky., that injured two workers.

Alex Ebert | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

CARB Approves Tougher Opacity Limits

CARB exhaust Getty Images

The California Air Resources Board has approved amendments to toughen state standards on heavy truck smoke opacity limits as well as require motor carriers with two or more trucks to report their annual smoke test results to the agency.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Public Input Wanted for Virginia’s I-81 Improvement Study

Virginia Interstate 81 Interstate 81 near Roanoke, Va., carries heavy traffic. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia transportation officials have planned a series of meetings in June to gather public feedback as their study of the Interstate 81 corridor takes shape.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate Bill Would Ease HOS, ELD Demands for Ag Haulers

Livestock hauler Livestock hauler by David B./Flickr

A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced a bill that would relax both electronic logging device and hours-of-service requirements for livestock haulers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

HOS Rules Relaxed as Subtropical Storm Moves Through Southeast

Alberto Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches Pensacola, Fla. (Dan Anderson/Associated Press)

Hours-of-service rules are being relaxed in seven states as Subtropical Storm Alberto bears down on the Southeast.

Transport Topics
May 29, 2018
Business, Safety

Ohio State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 Ohio Truck Driving Championships May 18-19 in Sandusky, Ohio. (Randy DePuy for Ohio Trucking Association)

Transport Topics
May 29, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Launches BUILD Grant Webinar Series

DOT sign Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Transportation launched the first of a series of webinars May 24 to teach people how to compete for Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, discretionary grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 25, 2018

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