Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Hawaii DOT Advocates Road Usage Tax for EVs

Hawaii transportation officials advocate a road usage tax starting with 8 cents per mile for electric vehicles to address shortfalls in traditional gas tax revenue arising from more green vehicles on roads.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2022
Government, Technology, Fuel

US Hydrogen Hubs Formed in Southwest, Southeast

Two new hydrogen hubs have been formed with a Southwest collaborative among Arizona, Nevada and the Navajo Nation as well as a six-state Southeast group featuring lead utilities.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Guide From AASHTO, Other Groups Helps States Develop EV Infrastructure

A short guide to help state agencies collaborate in creating electric vehicle infrastructure has been published by a group of key national transportation, electric utility and energy groups.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Missouri Extends Two Special Permits Until March

Missouri’s statewide drought emergency and overwidth hauling permits to help provide hay to ranchers and farmers have been extended through March 1.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Memphis Airport’s New De-icing Pads Boost Cargo Transport

Federal officials unveiled a 3.3 million-square-foot aircraft de-icing pad at Memphis International Airport, where FedEx Corp. has its largest sorting facility.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Florida Colleges Get Funds to Boost CDL, Technician Jobs

Florida’s governor has awarded more than $3 million to schools for commercial driver licenses and diesel technician programs to create jobs needed to help with regional recovery from Hurricane Ian.  

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Captures Key Warehousing, Distribution Center Ventures

Beating out other states, Virginia snagged two warehousing and distribution center ventures worth $289 million for a logistics park and a port.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2022
Government, Logistics

More Truckers Opt to Use E-ZPass on Ohio Turnpike

More commercial truck traffic continued to travel along the 241-mile Ohio Turnpike during the first nine months of this year after breaking a record in 2021.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2022
Business, Logistics

Analyst: Carriers Feeling Effects of Higher Operating Costs

DALLAS — Higher operating costs, more volatile market cycles and a shift from West Coast ports are characteristics of the post-pandemic freight market, according to an industry analyst.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety

Technology Can Help Deter Cargo Theft, Experts Say

DALLAS — Hidden GPS trackers installed with freight loads and mobile apps that transmit trip details to carriers are being deployed to deter a rise in fake businesses, stolen company identities and scam purchase orders that aim to help thieves steal cargo, experts said.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2022