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Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Announces Three-Year Delay of Rule to Eliminate Need for Truck Drivers to Carry Their Medical Cards

Physical exam (iStock)

Federal trucking regulators have issued a final rule that will delay for three years a streamlined process to eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical certification cards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics

Airfreight in Brazil Seen as Way to Overcome Crime, Poor Infrastructure

Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg News

Azul SA, Brazil’s newest airline, thinks it can help solve one of the nation’s oldest problems.

Christiana Sciaudone and Fabiola Moura | Bloomberg News
June 18, 2018
Business, Safety

Maryland State Truck Driving Championships

Photo coverage of winners and scenes from the 2018 Maryland Truck Driving Championships June 2 in Timonium, Md. (Photos courtesy of the Maryland Motor Truck Association)

Transport Topics
June 15, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Wyoming Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling on CRST Wrongful Death Lawsuit

CRST Expedited truck CRST International Inc. and CRST Expedited Inc. are both named in the case. (TT file photo)

CRST International Inc. must stand trial in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit after a state supreme court overturned a lower court’s ruling in favor of the trucking company, according to court documents.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 14, 2018
Government, Safety

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

Truck driver Getty Images

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

Getty Images

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

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