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Government, Business, Safety

Trump Infrastructure Pitch Welcomed by House GOP Transportation Leaders

Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. Seventh Street Bridge in Modesto, Calif. (The Modesto Bee via YouTube)

Reps. Jeff Denham and Sam Graves — Republican chairmen of key authorizing subcommittees in the House — expressed enthusiasm this week for the Trump White House’s long-awaited infrastructure proposal, which most Democrats already have rejected.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Safety

Court Says Pre-employment Screening Data Lawsuits Must Show 'Concrete Damage'

Hands Typing Getty Images

A federal appeals court has ruled that truck drivers cannot be awarded legal damages merely because there is inaccurate information about their safety violations and crash data listed in the federal Pre-employment Screening Program database.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Safety

Georgia DOT Proposes Trucks-Only Lanes Along I-75 Near Atlanta

Atlanta from I-75 I-75 near Atlanta by Doug Lambert/Flickr

Trucks moving through Atlanta, home to the most congested freight bottleneck in the nation, may find reprieve in the next decade with lanes dedicated solely to commercial motor vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Truck Rental Industry Remains Vigilant Against Terrorism

No law on the books can prevent the lone-wolf intentions of a madman set on harming people with a vehicle. But we can take steps to prepare.

Jake Jacoby | CEO, Truck Renting and Leasing Association
February 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Anti-Theft Group to Fight $1.6 Billion in Cargo Losses in Germany

The $1.6 billion annual loss from trucks due to cargo theft in Germany has spurred 13 German business associations to begin a joint initiative to fight the problem and call on law enforcement to support their efforts.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 12: Infrastructure Week, Again

crumbling infrastructure PBS NewsHour via YouTube

As we welcome President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated infrastructure plan, key policymakers will continue to dwell over the best strategies for funding and financing big-ticket infrastructure projects. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Safety

NGA Highway Injury Report Could Improve Road Safety

Panel Gander (left), Grant Baldwin of the CDC, Sauber-Schatz, Hersman by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association’s recently released “road map” report on state strategies to reduce highway injuries reveals that 39 states reported an increase in traffic fatalities in 2016.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Government, Safety

Sen. Blumenthal Blasts Withdrawal of Sleep Apnea Policy

Sen. Blumenthal Blumenthal by Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

The determination by federal investigators that two high-profile train collisions in New York and New Jersey were the result of undiagnosed sleep apnea prompted a member of the Senate Commerce Committee to rebuke the Trump administration’s withdrawal of a potential new policy on the sleep disorder.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Kalanick Stays Calm on the Stand During Waymo Trade-Secrets Trial

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (left) and Anthony Levandowski (right) co-founder of Otto, pose for a photo in the lobby of Uber headquarters, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. (Tony Avelar/ AP Photo);

Subdued. Calm. Compliant. Agreeable. Those adjectives aren’t typically associated with Travis Kalanick, Uber’s combative co-founder. But during 50 minutes on the witness stand in the Waymo vs. Uber trial on Feb. 6, a suit-and-tie-clad Kalanick kept his cool, meekly agreeing with most questions posed to him by Charles Verhoeven, Waymo’s lead attorney.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues Clarification Notice on Nonpreventable Crash Reviews

Citing confusion among some motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a clarification notice to provide further details on how truckers should request a data review of certain nonpreventable crashes that are eligible for the agency’s demonstration program.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018

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