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, Autonomous

Louisiana’s Autonomous Truck Rules Will Take Effect Aug. 1

Autonomous truck The law allows autonomous trucks to operate in Louisiana without a human driver in the vehicle as long as the vehicle meets certain criteria. (ZF Group)

Louisiana’s recently approved regulations for autonomous commercial motor vehicles will take effect Aug. 1.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2019
Government, Business

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Exceed Revenue Projections in First Year

Rhode Island truck toll A truck passes under one of the tolling gantries in Rhode Island. (WJAR.com)

Rhode Island’s truck tolling program brought in $7.2 million in its first year, slightly exceeding revenue expectations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2019
Government

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs $700 Million Infrastructure Bill

1-49 exit to Shreveport john p nasiatka/Flickr

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed legislation that would direct $700 million to transportation projects across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2019
Government, Business

Kentucky Unveils Potential Statewide Projects

Brent Spence Bridge Brent Spence Bridge by Ohio Department of Transportation

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s list of projects that will be considered as candidates for state transportation funding includes improvement plans for several major freight corridors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

July 31 Is FMCSA’s New Target for Unveiling HOS Proposed Rule Change

Trucks on highway Utah Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation’s most recent Significant Rulemaking Report has been updated to reflect July 31 as the projected publication date for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding HOS changes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Experts: State Funding a Local Issue, Too

Ventura, Calif. Ventura, Calif., street by Getty Images

Any statewide measure meant to generate revenue for transportation projects should include the needs of localities, according to Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2019
Government, Business

FMCSA Proposes Rule to Add Flexibility to CDL Skills Testing

Driver and trainer A student trains behind the wheel with his instructor. (Roadmaster Drivers School)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a rule that would increase flexibility for the skills test process for those seeking a commercial driver license.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2019
Business, Safety

PGT Trucking Expands Operations, Expects to Create Jobs

PGT Trucking A PGT truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Pennsylvania-based flatbed transportation company PGT Trucking will expand operations, creating 25 jobs in the process.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Expands Road-Usage Charge Program

Road-Usage Charge Program Interstate 5 in Oregon. (Oregon Department of Transportation)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation that will expand the state’s voluntary road usage charge program, known as OReGO.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Michigan Transportation Bills Focus on Taxes, Truck Tolling

Michigan A rural road in Michigan. (Michigan Farm Bureau)

Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives have introduced transportation funding bills that would place additional taxes and tolls on trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2019

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