Business, Government, Autonomous

Virginia’s Latest Toll Scheme

It took years to beat back the state of Virginia’s ill-advised plan to toll Interstate 81, but eventually it was abandoned. Trucking, and the state’s motorists, breathed a sigh of relief after that tolling scheme was tossed out.

May 14, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Former DOT Chief Skinner Defends LaHood

CHICAGO — Former Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner defended current Secretary Ray LaHood, telling tank truck executives here that recent pushes to promote rail and other modes of transportation at the expense of trucking were likely foisted upon him by the White House.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Autonomous

Tornado Destroys Oklahoma Truck Stop

Tornados ripped through Oklahoma Monday, killing five, injuring 10 and destroying a Love’s Travel Stop near Oklahoma City, among other buildings.

Transport Topics
May 11, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

S.C. Trucking Assn. May Withdraw Support on Tort Reform

The South Carolina Trucking Association said it will withdraw support of a tort reform measure it championed if lawmakers do not kill amendments that the association said have weakened the bill.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2010
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucks Move America

As you’ve heard it said many times, “Without Trucks, America Stops.” And it’s still true. Unfortunately, the trucking industry’s primary advocate has had to formally remind the Department of Transportation of this salient fact.

May 10, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Shippers Should Put Safety First

A shipper may hire a truck for any of a variety of reasons: Perhaps there is a long distance to cover or the load requires more space than available in the trunk of a car.

May 7, 2010
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

CARB Mulls Incentives for Diesel Regs

The California Air Resources Board has directed its staff to come up with specific proposals by September to provide additional flexibility to help truckers ease the financial pain of complying with the state’s new truck regulations.

Transport Topics
May 3, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Letters: ’07 Engines, Fuel Surcharges

Review of the 2007 generation of diesel engines has been a very hot topic this year. At the annual American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council meeting, I was one of the panelists asked to score the performance of the 2007 engines based on TransAm’s experiences.

May 3, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Nissan Diesel America Changes Name

Nissan Diesel America has changed its name to UD Trucks North America Inc., part of a rebranding effort in conjunction with the company’s 25th anniversary.

Transport Topics
May 3, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Dealer Execs Optimistic About Prospects for Truck Sales After OEM Meetings

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Dealer executives bubbled with optimism as they exited their respective truck-brand meetings here at the American Truck Dealers conference.

May 3, 2010