Eleanor Lamb

Eleanor Lamb

Staff Reporter

@eleanorannlamb

Eleanor Lamb started working as a staff reporter for Transport Topics in July 2017. She covers a variety of issues, including state and local government affairs, infrastructure funding and trucking research. Her work has taken her all over the country. Two favorite destinations are Kansas City, Mo., and Boulder City, Nev. She regularly appears on Transport Topics Radio.


Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT to Expand Truck Parking at Two Rest Areas

U.S. Route 160 in Colorado U.S. Route 160 in Colorado near Wolf Creek Pass. Expanded parking at the Shaw Creek rest area could come in handy for truckers when Wolf Creek Pass is closed due to weather, crashes, rockfalls or avalanches. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a project to expand truck parking availability at two rest areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Announces 188 Construction Projects

Minnesota Traffic in Minneapolis before the pandemic. State officials say traffic has slowed somewhat due to the outbreak. (Getty Images)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled the 188 road and bridge projects it will undertake during this year’s construction season

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Truck Stops, State Associations Offer Free Food, Parking to Drivers

Parked trucks Getty Images

Travel center chains along one of the nation’s busiest freight corridors are offering free meals and parking to truck drivers making deliveries to help the nation battle the COVID-19 virus.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2020
Business, Safety

Multiple States Cancel Truck Driving Championships

NTDC Rubber ducks are used as a scoring tool at the national competition, which the New Hampshire and Vermont competitions feed into. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Arizona, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut have canceled their state truck driving championships over coronavirus-related concerns.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

DOT Opens Funding Opportunity for University Transportation Centers

Bridge construction in the Miami area Bridge construction in the Miami area. Accelerated bridge construction has been one of the topics researched by DOT's University Transportation Centers. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a competitive grant solicitation that makes nearly $5 million available as part of its University Transportation Centers program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers Who Visited New York City Don’t Have to Self-Quarantine

Congestion at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza Congestion at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza heading into New York City. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance specifically for transportation and delivery workers operating in New York City.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

California Agency Approves $2.6 Billion for Multimodal Improvements

Truck in San Bernardino County, Calif. A truck on the road in San Bernardino County, Calif. (Getty Images)

The California Transportation Commission recently approved $2.6 billion in funding for multimodal improvement projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2020
Business, Safety

Focus on Driver Health Renewed Amid Outbreak

An UrgentCareTravel location at a Pilot Flying J An UrgentCareTravel facility at a Pilot Flying J. Thirteen Pilot stations have UrgentCareTravel locations, with a 14th being added in Hubbard, Ohio. (UrgentCareTravel via YouTube)

Companies are taking steps to ensure that truck drivers have access to adequate information and medical care to mitigate their risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Safety

ATRI, OOIDA Partner on COVID-19 Impact Study

Parking Trucks parked at a North Carolina Travel Centers of America. Parking is included in the survey. (Travel Centers of America)

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation are partnering to conduct a study on COVID-19’s impact on trucking operations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao, Jim Mullen Honor Truckers, Update Industry Stakeholders

Chao Chao speaks at a past White House event. (Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg News)

Federal transportation leaders thanked members of the trucking industry and updated them on recent regulatory actions during a conference call March 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020

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