Michele Fuetsch

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senators Discuss Plausibility of Higher Fuel Taxes

Senators are talking about fuel tax increases to pay for transportation — if not actually embracing the idea.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2015
Government, Business, Autonomous

DeFazio Predicts Congress Will Again Address Mexican Truck Issue

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said he expects Congress to weigh in on whether more Mexican trucks ought to be running longhaul in the United States now that a three-year pilot program has ended.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2015
Government

Rosekind Sworn in as NHTSA Administrator

Rosekind (right) by NTSB

Mark Rosekind was sworn in as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during a ceremony this week.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2015
Government

Boehner, Pelosi Re-elected to House Posts

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been re-elected to a third term as speaker of the House, despite defections by 25 Republicans, who didn’t vote or cast their votes for a handful of other names.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2015
Government, Business

Calif. Gov. Brown Wants Petroleum Use Cut 50%, More Money for Roads, Bridges

Ken James/Bloomberg News

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to see a 50% reduction in petroleum use by cars and trucks by 2030 and a greater investment in roads and bridges as soon as possible.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2015
Government

Brake Violations Climb to 16.2%, CVSA Reports

The out-of-service rate for the annual Brake Safety Week in September was 16.2%, up from 13.5% in 2013, said the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2015
Government, Business

Sen. Sanders to Introduce Infrastructure Bill

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to introduce a bill in the new session of Congress to authorize $1 trillion in spending over several years to rebuild the nation’s roads and bridges and invest in other infrastructure modernization projects.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2015
Business

Truck Tolls on Illinois Tollway Will Jump 40% on Jan. 1

Illinois Tollway

Truck tolls on the Illinois Tollway will increase by 40% starting Jan. 1, part of a rate schedule the tollway laid out in 2008 over trucking industry objections.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 31, 2014
Government

House Democratic Leaders Want Keystone Vetted in Committee, Not on Floor

Boehner by Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg News

The incoming ranking Democrats on three House committees with jurisdiction over Keystone XL pipeline bills have asked Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) not to bypass the committee process by going straight to the floor for a vote on what they called an issue of such magnitude.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 31, 2014
Government

FMCSA to Keep Random Drug Testing Level at 50% in 2015

TT file photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that the trucking industry will have to continue randomly testing at least 50% of its drivers for drug and alcohol use during 2015.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 31, 2014

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