Michele Fuetsch

Government, Business, Safety

Virginia Tech Chosen to Lead FMCSA Restart Study

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute has been chosen to conduct the federal government’s study on the 34-hour restart rule.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2015
Government, Business, Fuel

Senate Bill Would Provide Tax Equity For LNG

Bennet by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Republican and Democratic senators have reintroduced their bill to create tax equity for carriers that use liquefied natural gas.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2015
Business, Government, Autonomous

Mark Gagnon Named Board Chairman of Connecticut Trucking Group

Mark Gagnon, president of Capitol Moving and Storage of South Windsor, Connecticut, was recently installed as the chairman of the board of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA Wants to Query Carriers About Relationship of Pay to Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget to query carriers on the relationship of safety and current driver compensation practices.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 4, 2015
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Should Shift Focus to Crash Causes, Industry Exec Tells Senators

 The general counsel for one of the nation’s largest trucking companies told a Senate panel that to reinforce the recent reduction in truck crashes the federal government must redirect its safety efforts to address the primary causes.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2015
Business, Safety, Fuel, Government

Kentucky, Ohio Governors Trying to Jump-Start Bridge Project

TT File Photo

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) have directed their transportation departments to devise what they call “a cost-saving plan that limits tolls” but moves forward with rebuilding the Brent Spence Bridge linking the states.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2015
Business

I-95 Open Now in All States Hit by Massive Snowstorm

Scott Eisen/Bloomberg News

Interstate 95, the freight artery through the states slammed hardest this week by record snowfall, is open now to all traffic at all points, with Massachusetts and Rhode Island the last states to lift their travel bans.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2015
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Fierce Snowstorm Still Stalling Freight in New England; N.Y., N.J. Open Roads

@joshbhaskell in South Boston

New York and New Jersey have reopened their roads, but freight traffic was stalled in upper New England as snow continued to fall farther north in Massachusetts and Maine and trucks were forced to layover in states to the south and west.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

DeFazio Blasts DOT Over Failure to Finalize Tank Car Rule, Calls for PHMSA Audit

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.), ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, blasted the Department of Transportation for what he called repeated failures to address “longstanding and undisputed” pipeline and hazardous materials safety issues, including oil train safety.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2015
Government, Business, Fuel

DeFazio Names Ranking Dems For T&I Subcommittees

Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has announced which T&I Democrats will be the ranking members on the subcommittees.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2015

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