Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Lawmakers Stress Highway Funding, but an Infrastructure Bill Remains Months Away

Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) addresses the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors meeting May 16. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — An infrastructure package will probably take a back seat to bills relating to the Federal Aviation Administration, farming and water resources, which will continue to dominate Congress’ attention in the coming months, according to Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.).

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Australian Ambassador Tells Lawmakers to Consider Infrastructure Privatization

Hockey Hockey via Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON — With many American policymakers struggling to identify a long-term path for funding their big-ticket infrastructure projects, Australia’s ambassador to the United States has proposed a rather simple approach: privatize the projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

TMC Conference to Focus on Cybersecurity, Truck Diagnostics

Truck repair technology Getty Images

As companies become more interconnected, executives need to have a broader understanding of their entire firm and the way divisions — once thought of as separate and distinct — interact with each other.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Symposium Emphasizes Advances in Brake Technology

Foot on brake pedal TT file photo

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The trouble with brakes is that so many things can go wrong. That was one of the takeaways from the first day of a two-day Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance brake symposium aiming to educate motor carriers, commercial vehicle inspectors and technicians on the latest advances and challenges in keeping brakes in good working order.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Millions Spent to Clean Up California’s Diesel Trucks, but Is It Enough?


This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded nearly $6.4 million to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to replace older diesel trucks for those that run nearly 90% cleaner, and older farm tractors for those that meet the latest emissions standards.

Steven Mayer | The Bakersfield Californian
May 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Keeps All Options Open for Funding Infrastructure

Elaine Chao Chao by Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

The Trump administration still is sifting through a slew of financing mechanisms, from a vehicle miles traveled fee to a fuel tax, to bolster infrastructure funding, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who delivered keynote remarks May 14 to kick off Infrastructure Week.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Mack Trucks Wins Appeal of $6 Million Asbestos Verdict

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Mack Trucks Inc. and Ford Motor Co. won a new trial in an asbestos exposure suit after Maryland’s top court threw out a Baltimore man’s $6 million jury award.

Peter Hayes | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Business, Safety

Mississippi State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 Mississippi Truck Driving Championships on April 27-28 in Gulfport, Miss.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 14: Big Orange Cone

Traffic cones in Las Vegas Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

Downtown Las Vegas is under construction. The consistent rise in tourism and population persuaded city and state officials to invest in wider roadways, additional transit and walkability options, and improve connectivity across freight corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2018
Government, Safety

Iowa DOT’s Five-Year Transportation Plan Targets Interstates, Bridges

I-74 construction Construction on the I-74 bridge. (I-74 Mississippi Bridge)

Iowa Department of Transportation officials have unveiled a $3.4 billion plan to support roadway and bridge projects over the next five years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2018