Sean McNally

Manufacturers Show Equipment to Streamline Tractors, Trailers

ASHINGTON — A coalition of truck makers, trailer manufacturers and government officials here showed aerodynamic equipment for trucks and trailers that resulted from a two-year partnership of four major truck makers and the Department of Energy to develop more aerodynamic heavy trucks. br clear="all">

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2006

Election Shifts Hill Agenda

The federal election last week, which gave Democrats control of Congress for the first time since 1994, will shake up the Hill’s legislative agenda as well as the Capitol’s lead-ership, observers told Transport Topics.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2006

Industry Groups Seek to Revive Legislation for Truck Safety Technology Incentives

Several trade groups are working to revive legislation that would provide a tax-incentive plan for fleets that purchase safety technology for their vehicles, officials told Transport Topics last week.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2006

BNSF Won't Block Larger Trucks

ALLAS — The top executive of one of the nation’s largest railroads said he would not oppose efforts to increase federal truck size and weight limits, as long as larger trucks pay higher fees to use the nation’s roads. br clear="all">

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2006

PHMSA's Crash, Incident Data Support Limits To Hazmat Background Checks

DALLAS - Examination of crash and incident data by the federal agency that regulates hazardous materials transportation may bolster arguments for limiting hazmat background checks, officials with American Trucking Associations told Transport Topics.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2006

TWIC Program Needs More Testing Before Being Expanded, GAO Says

he Government Accountability Office said further testing of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is needed before it is expanded. br clear="all">

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2006

FMCSA Adds Congestion Relief to Five-Year Strategic Plan

he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has added congestion relief to its continued emphasis on truck safety in a listing of the agency’s priorities for the next five years and said that industry competition may affect safety.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2006

FMCSA Administrator Hill Says U.S. Border to Remain Closed to Mexican Trucking

WASHINGTON — John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said last week the opening of the southern U.S. border to Mexican trucks was on hold for the foreseeable future.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2006

Public Citizen Attacks FMCSA Again Over Revision to Hours-of-Service Rule

The Public Citizen advocacy group once again criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for increasing the amount of time truck drivers are allowed to drive.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2006

SSRS Replacement Slowed By FMCSA Ruling on UCR

Members of the board charged with crafting a replacement for the Single State Registration System said a recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration could delay the timetable for completing its work.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2006

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