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

Government Groups Launch Truck Parking Survey for Northeast Region

Parked trucks Getty Images

Truck parking challenges in the Northeast amid the coronavirus pandemic — due in part to shipment type or route changes — are being surveyed by a group of 13 transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Preliminary Work to Begin on 40 Highway Projects in Kansas

Kansas Bridge work near Osawatomie, Kan. The approved projects include some work on bridges. (Orlin Wagner — Associated Press)

Preliminary engineering work will commence on 40 highway modernization and expansion projects in Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly and Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz recently announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

California Agency Approves $17.4 Billion for Highway Projects

California state Route 1 near Big Sur California state Route 1 near Big Sur. (bluejayphoto/Getty Images)

The California Transportation Commission recently approved $17.4 billion to support about 900 projects outlined in the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

FMCSA Publishes Final HOS Rule, Granting Flexibility to Drivers

Truck on highway 5m3photos/Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its long-awaited final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations in a move intended to increase flexibility for truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Small Settlements’ Impact Tops ATRI’s Research Priorities List

Truck on road with mountains in background vitpho/Getty Images

The American Transportation Research Institute’s recently announced list of research priorities for 2020 includes several key trucking industry issues, ranging from legal settlements to vehicle-miles-traveled taxes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Illinois Directs $25 Million to Speed Grants for Infrastructure

Pritzker Gov. Pritzker speaks at a press conference related to COVID-19. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity recently announced that $25 million in grant funding will be used to accelerate work on planned infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

FMCSA Extends HOS Emergency Declaration for Second Time

Truck on California highway A northbound truck crosses the Modoc County line in California. (Scott Sonner/AP)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has again extended its emergency declaration relaxing hours-of-service rules for motor carriers that are providing direct assistance in support of coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020
Government, Business

Florida Trucking, Government Leaders Provide 500 Free Meals for Truckers

Florida thanks truckers Florida Department of Transportation

Florida transportation officials, police officers and trucking association representatives recently teamed to distribute free meals to truckers at a rest area on Interstate 75 as an act of appreciation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

North Carolina Extends Expiration Dates for Licenses, Registrations

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper sits for an interview. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press)

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will extend license and registration expiration dates for more than two dozen credentials, including those that apply to truck drivers, in accordance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 relief package.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

COVID-19 Will Exacerbate Rural Transportation Funding Needs, TRIP Finds

Truck on rural road U.S. Department of Transportation

Rural transportation needs face a significant funding deficit that will be compounded by the coronavirus pandemic’s blow to state revenue sources, according to a recent report from The Road Information Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 12, 2020

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