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Trucking Leaders, Administration Chiefs to Address Key Industry Issues at MCE

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Chao by The Aspen Institute via YouTube

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta are among the speakers who will address key industry issues at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 21-25 in Orlando, Fla.

Transport Topics
October 12, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

DOT Seeks Comment on Review of Regulations, Including ELD Mandate, Driver Training

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking comments on its review of several existing regulations ranging from a requirement for electronic logging devices set to go into effect Dec.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2017

US DOT Grants $40 Million in Relief Funds to Puerto Rico

Elaine Chao Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Puerto Rico will receive $40 million in federal relief funds to repair damage wrought by Hurricane Maria.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips 1.6 Cents

Diesel truck stop Richard Hurd

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 1.6 cents to $2.786 a gallon as efforts to resupply fuel networks in areas struck by recent hurricanes continued, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Updated Guidance for Automated Vehicles

Elaine Chao Bloomberg News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Sept. 12 unveiled updated federal guidance for automated driving systems for industry and states that want to deploy self-driving vehicles.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017

As Minnesota's Road Funding Dries Up, State Agencies Face Dilemma: Patch or Redo?

Minnesota highway Bobex_pics/Flickr

The joints had been fixed and fresh asphalt laid over 40-year-old concrete on Interstate 94 between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. But before traffic even started to roll over the new multimillion-dollar freeway, the pavement buckled in five places from the 90-degree June heat, leading to higher costs and more delays.

Tim Harlow | StarTribune
July 5, 2017
Government, Business

Obama Sends Senate Nominations for DOT’s Mendez, Rogoff

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Obama has sent nomination papers to the Senate for two Department of Transportation officials who have been serving as acting heads in leadership posts at the department.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2014
Government, Business

DOT Agencies May Revive Truck Survey, Launch New Study Into Causes of Crashes

Federal government officials said they may revive the Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey and also undertake a new study of the causes of truck crashes.

March 3, 2014
Government, Business

DOT, EPA Officials Eager to Work With ATA on Policies

Jaclyn O’Laughlin

WASHINGTON — Two federal executive branch officials told members of American Trucking Associations they are eager to work with the federation on spending and regulatory issues that are developing this year.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 28, 2014
Government, Business

FTA’s Rogoff Named Acting Undersecretary at DOT

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff is filling the position of undersecretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation on an acting basis, Bloomberg News reported.

Transport Topics
January 24, 2014