Business

Government, Business

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Time Is Right to Repeal Federal Excise Tax

Tax reform and spurring economic growth are at the top of the agenda on Capitol Hill. But when it comes to a harmful tax in the commercial truck retail market, there is none greater than the federal excise tax. This year, with the political climate ripe for tax reform and an infrastructure bill, American Truck Dealers, a division of National Automobile Dealers Association, is aggressively pursuing a measure to repeal the FET that is advancing on Capitol Hill.

Steve Parker | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

May Truck Orders Top 16,000 on Replacement Demand

Orders for Class 8 vehicles in May cleared 16,000 to improve 18% year-over-year amid expectations that demand will continue at replacement level, or slightly higher, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Trump, Chao Make Pitches to Revitalize Infrastructure

With support from Congress, critical freight routes and structurally deficient bridges would be repaired and modernized under the Trump administration’s $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure funding plan, the president and his lead transportation adviser argued last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Of Geology and Technology

Rivers transport dirt that is deposited as silt and, eventually, after millions of years and many tons of pressure, it becomes rock. It’s a very slow process, but geologists think it’s beautiful and worthy of study.

June 12, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Opinion: Optimizing Pallet Flow Performance

Operating a warehouse requires management of forklifts, shelving and pallets to make work more efficient and help reduce wait times for truck drivers.

Ryan Wachsmuth | Sales Manager, Steel King Industries
June 12, 2017
Government

Landmark CSA Study Nears

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

A comprehensive National Academy of Sciences study of the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program likely will recommend sweeping changes to the program that is slated to play a significant role in how federal regulators assign motor carrier safety ratings, according to executives who have been following public proceedings about the research.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Senators to Question Chao on Infrastructure, Budget

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is headed to Capitol Hill to field questions from senators critical of the Trump administration’s 10-year infrastructure plan and proposal to reduce funding for transportation programs.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Business

Opinion: Elevate Drivers From Second-Class Citizens

For the past nine years, we’ve been running the annual Best Fleets to Drive For program in partnership with Truckload Carriers Association. Every year, we learn what fleets are doing for their drivers. We interview fleet management and survey drivers. We learn what works and what doesn’t. And we see trends.

Jane Jazrawy | CEO, CarriersEdge
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Growing Pains From Progress

With East Coast ports beginning to welcome the largest containerships capable of passing through the recently expanded Panama Canal, trucking will soon feel the effects of this new era in shipping.

June 5, 2017

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