Michele Fuetsch

Business

ATA Pledges Members Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over Two Years

Darling, Graves by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

American Trucking Associations pledged that its members will hire 100,000 military veterans over the next two years.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2014
Government, Fuel, Business

Rep. Petri Supports Bill That Would Raise Fuel Taxes

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Tom Petri (R-Wis.), the outgoing chairman of the subcommittee on highways, said he will become a co-sponsor of a bill that would increase federal fuel taxes to support the nation’s transportation system.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2014
Government, Business

FMCSA to Seek Input on Increasing Minimum Insurance Levels

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Nov. 28 published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on increasing the minimum insurance levels for carriers and brokers.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2014
Government

Foxx Urges State Transportation Leaders to Step Up Pressure for Highway Bill

U.S. DOT's Fast Lane Blog

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urged state transportation leaders to put more muscle into their effort to persuade Congress to pass a long-term reauthorization measure to support the nation’s highways and public transit systems.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2014
Business

Update: Large Section of Snowed-Under New York Thruway Still Closed

Photo via @Penskenews

The New York State Thruway entered its third day of being shut down on Nov. 20 between Exit 46 in Rochester and Exit 61 in Ripley as snow continued to fall in the region.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2014
Business

New York Carriers Still Rolling With Record Snowfall, Thruway Closure

terpeningtrucking.com

In upstate New York, a western part of which is buried in snow depths of 5 feet, carriers said their trucks are still rolling, despite the continued closure of the New York State Thruway.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2014
Government

Michigan Lawmakers Might Switch Existing Fuel Tax for Wholesale Levy

The Michigan House may address a bill in December that was passed by the Senate last week to replace the state’s per-gallon levies on gasoline and diesel with a wholesale sales tax on fuel that would reach 15.5% by 2018.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2014
Government

House Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg

The House of Representatives easily approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Nov. 14, the first vote on the controversial issue since Congress returned to Washington this week for its lame duck session.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2014
Business, Government

Dunn Steps Down as President of Oregon Trucking Associations

TT File Photo

Debra Dunn has stepped down as president of the Oregon Trucking Associations and is being replaced on an interim basis by Bob Russell, OTA’s former legislative affairs director.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2014
Government

FRA Administrator Szabo Set to Leave

2011 photo by Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg

Federal Railroad Administration chief Joseph Szabo has announced he will leave his job overseeing the nation’s rail carriers.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 10, 2014

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