Sean McNally

Government, Business, Safety

Rep. Ray LaHood Is Obama’s Choice for DOT Secretary

Office of Rep. Ray LaHood

President-elect Barack Obama is set to name retiring Illinois Republican Rep. Ray LaHood as his transportation secretary, several news outlets reported.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Sends EOBR Rule to White House for Review

FMCSA Administrator Hill — TT File Photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has sent its rule governing the use of electronic onboard recorders to the White House for review, in tandem with its announcement that it would leaving its hours-of-service regulation unchanged.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA to Leave Hours-of-Service Rule Unchanged

TT File Photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a notice to be published in Wednesday’s Federal Register, said it was making no changes to its controversial hours-of-service rule.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2008
Business

FHWA Denies Pennsylvania’s Plan to Toll I-80

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The Federal Highway Administration said Thursday it has denied an application by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to toll Interstate 80.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends HOS Comment Period

TT File Photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its public commenting period for its interim hours-of-service rule for 30 days.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2008
Business

FHWA Chief Capka to Step Down

TT File Photo

Federal Highway Administration chief Rick Capka will leave the agency next month, he said in an e-mail to FHWA staff.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Court Rebuffs Public Citizen on HOS Rule

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A federal court has rejected a request by several advocacy groups, led by Public Citizen, seeking to overturn the interim hours-of-service rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last month.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Waiting on Hours-of-Service Actions

TT File Photo

John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said Friday that the agency was waiting to see if other interested parties took action to delay implementation of a court ruling eliminating significant portions of the hours-of-service rule.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Speed Limiter Petitions Draw Heavy Response

The Department of Transportation received nearly 3,700 responses, many of them anonymous, to a pair of petitions seeking a federal regulation to limit truck engine speeds to 68 miles per hour, with comments ranging from strong support to warnings of increased road rage.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Bush Threatens to Veto Bill Delaying Border Opening

Congress and the Bush administration clashed last week over a proposal to allow Mexican trucks into the United States in a year-long pilot project, with the Senate passing a series of restrictions to the plan and a pair of bills being introduced in the House aimed at stopping it.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2007

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