Sean McNally

Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

U.S. Border Remains Closed to Trucks From Mexico

The Department of Transportation went from being “very close” to opening the border with Mexico to trucks, to preparing a pilot project to allow such trucks to enter the country, to having the border shuttered indefinitely to Mexican truck traffic.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007

Background Checks, Fees Considered a Burden on Drivers

Five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. trucking industry spent 2006 addressing another proposed round of federal background-check requirements.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2006

FMCSA Issues Intermodal Equipment Safety Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an intermodal chassis safety proposal Thursday that includes provisions for more inspections and greater oversight of equipment.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2006

Pennsylvania Mulls Leasing Turnpike to Private Investment Firms

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) said he was soliciting “expressions of interest” from private-sector investment groups to place a monetary value on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a first step toward privatizing the road.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2006

FMCSA Close to Releasing Rules on Chassis Safety, New Entrants

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokesman said the agency hoped to publish its intermodal chassis safety rule and a proposal to strengthen its new entrant audit program by the end of the year.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2006

Federal Appeals Court Hears Hours-of-Service Arguments

WASHINGTON — A three-judge federal appeals court panel heard arguments Monday from attorneys representing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and a pair of groups challenging the agency’s revisions to truck driver hours-of-service rules.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2006

U.S. Truck Fatality Rate Dips in ’05; Crash Rate Unchanged

The rate at which people died in large-truck-related crashes in the United States fell during 2005, according to an analysis of data released last week by the Department of Transportation.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2006

Congestion Tops DOT Agenda for ’07, Inspector General Says

he Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General’s latest list of top challenges facing the department included reducing congestion, promoting new ways to finance roads, improving the performance of the transportation network and increasing truck safety efforts. br clear="all">

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2006

Trucking Officials Offer Cautious Support for FMCSA’s Medical Certification Proposal

Trucking officials offered cautious support of the long-awaited and anticipated federal proposal to merge the medical certification that drivers must obtain before operating a large truck with a state-issued commercial driver license.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 29, 2006

Oberstar Criticizes Triples, Mexican Trucks and Tolls

WASHINGTON — The legislator who is expected to lead the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the next congress said he opposes giving access to U.S. highways to longer domestic trucks and to trucks from Mexico.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2006

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