Sean McNally

Business, Safety, Government

House Panel Criticizes DOT for Pushing Privatization

WASHINGTON — Leading members of the House Subcommittee on Transit and Highways from both parties sharply criticized the Department of Transportation’s recent push toward privatization and public-private partnerships.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Official Says Responses Prepared to Pending HOS Rulings

ARLINGTON, Va. — With a pair of lawsuits challenging federal driver work rules still pending, American Trucking Associations officials have begun preparing responses to the rulings.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

ATA Agrees to Boost Support for Biodiesel

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations said last week it would become more vocal in its support for increased fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and ratified an agreement with the biodiesel industry to promote that fuel at the federal level.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA Seeks $528 Million to Boost Safety, Enforcement

In addition to providing billions of dollars for congestion relief, the Department of Transportation’s $67 billion fiscal 2008 budget proposal included millions of dollars for commercial vehicle safety.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

NATSO Expects More Biodiesel Sales

SAN ANTONIO — Truck-stop industry officials meeting here said their main focus this year would be preparing for the expected increase in biodiesel use.

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

Some Electronic Onboard Recorder Makers Applaud Mandate

Manufacturers of electronic onboard recorders had differing views of the federal government’s proposal to require recorders for some motor carriers, with some saying the government was treating EOBRs punitively and others hailing the move as an important safety development.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Critics Call Onboard Recorder Proposal Ineffective

The Transportation Department’s recent proposal to use electronic onboard recorders to monitor driver hours is “weak” and ineffective, safety advocacy groups said last week, while some trucking industry organizations applauded the plan.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2007
Business, Technology, Government, Safety

Congress Takes Action on Bills to Improve Cargo Security

In their first days as Congress’ new majority, Democrats on Capitol Hill introduced legislation calling for greater cargo screening and tracking of hazardous materials shipments.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Mandatory EOBRs for Habitual Violators

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a rule Thursday to mandate the use of electronic onboard recorders for habitual violators of federal hours-of-service rules.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Electronic Recorder Rule Near as White House Gives Approval

The White House late last month gave its approval for a proposal that could force truckers to use electronic recorders to monitor their hours of service, clearing the way for the rule to be published after more than two years of discussion.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2007

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