Michele Fuetsch

Government, Business, Safety

Anthony Foxx Announces New Pilot Program to Facilitate Hiring in City Neighborhoods

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has proposed a new pilot program to explore ways to make it easier for states and cities to require that contractors on federally funded projects hire local workers and veterans.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

GAO Says Federal Government Should Study State Permitting Processes to Find Best Practices

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Department of Transportation study states' permitting practices for oversize and overweight truckloads, then pinpoint the best practices and share them.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2015
Government, Business

Rep. Peter DeFazio Favors Passing Temporary Funding Bill in March

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said he believes Congress cannot deliver a new transportation funding bill by the end of May and should pass a temporary funding extension as soon as possible.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2015
Business

DTNA Sued for $9.5 Million in Discrimination Complaint

Daimler Trucks North America

Two current and two former African-American employees of Daimler Trucks North America have filed a $9.5 million suit against the truck maker, saying they suffered job discrimination, threats of violence and harassment.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2015
Government

Iowa Fuel Taxes to Rise 10¢ March 1

Branstad by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill that raises state diesel and gasoline taxes by 10 cents per gallon as of March 1.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2015
Government, Business, Fuel, Safety

Mileage Tax Builds Momentum as Alternative to Gas Tax

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — It is only a matter of time before the gas tax will have to be phased out and replaced with a tax on miles traveled to support the nation’s roads, said a room full of transportation policy officials and their congressional allies who met here Feb. 24.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2015
Special Coverage

TMC Honors Distinguished Members at Banquet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Technology & Maintenance Council honored some of its hardest-working members with special recognition awards here this week at TMC’s annual meeting.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Be Aware of Elements That Cause Corrosion, Experts Say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fifty years ago, the only type of corrosion the trucking industry worried about was from road salt on the truck chassis. But today, no part of a truck is safe from corrosion, said those who run, build, maintain and wash trucks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015
Special Coverage

SmartWay Enhances Program to Emphasize Value of Trailer Add-ons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — SmartWay, the decade-old partnership between the trucking industry and the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to reduce fuel consumption, has announced changes and enhancements to its trailer-verification program.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2015
Special Coverage

Task Force Says There Are Still Frontiers to Explore in Energy Conservation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Future Energy Conservation task force members at the Technology & Maintenance Council meeting here this week said there are still plenty of frontiers to explore in energy conservation.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2015

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