US House Panel Approves Pipeline Bills After California Oil Spill

Containerships moored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. Dozens of containerships are moored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., on Oct. 9. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Legislation designed to enhance the safety of offshore pipelines recently was approved by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

White House Restoring Environmental Reviews Trump Nixed

A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb. A grain truck drives past a Keystone pipeline pumping station near Milford, Neb., in January of 2020. Large projects like pipelines and highways will again be subject to environmental review under the White House plan. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — In the latest reversal of a Trump-era environmental rollback, President Joe Biden is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines. The reviews were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

UK Vows to End Sales of New Petrol, Diesel Heavy Vehicles by 2040

Electric A 350 kW electric vehicle charging point at Gridserve's electric forecourt in Braintree, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

The U.K. will end the sale of all new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles by 2040 and ultimately decarbonize all modes of domestic transport by 2050, under government plans.

Emily Ashton | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2021
Government, Business

Trucking Backs Trump Proposal to Streamline Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure

Donald Trump United States President Donald Trump by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

The trucking industry and other stakeholders are backing a White House proposal to streamline the environmental approval process for infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Proposal Advances to Deposit Port of Baltimore Dredge Spoils on Chesapeake Bay’s Barren, James Islands

Port of Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A proposal is advancing to deposit dredge spoils from the Port of Baltimore onto two eroding Chesapeake Bay islands.

Scott Dance | The Baltimore Sun
August 23, 2019

FHWA Announces Proposal for Pilot to Eliminate State-Federal Duplication of Environmental Reviews


Federal regulators have proposed a pilot program intended to eliminate duplication of the environmental review process by allowing up to five states to conduct the reviews for infrastructure projects using state law rather than federal law.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 11, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Southern California Ports Release Proposed Clean Air Action Plan Update

Port of Los Angeles Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., released their proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update as they prepare ultimately to achieve zero emissions for trucks and terminal equipment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 19, 2017

Federal Regulators Release Speed Limiter Environmental Assessment

Federal regulators on Sept. 28 released to the public their draft environmental assessment for a proposed rule requiring that heavy-duty trucks limit their speeds.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2016

Report Recommends Use of Natural Gas, Trailer Modifications to Meet Fuel Standards

Russ MacNeil for TT

Environmental regulators should develop a separate standard for natural gas vehicles when they implement the second phase of fuel-efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, according to a study released April 3 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2014
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Environmentalists and Trucking

The word “green” today means far more than the color of money. It refers to a set of practices and positions that embrace efforts to reduce mankind’s impact on the earth’s environment.

September 23, 2013