Government, Business

Communication Is Key to Getting Trucks Fixed After Roadside Breakdowns, Repairers Say

When trouble strikes and a truck is disabled, establishing clear lines of communication between the driver, the driver’s dispatcher and the technician handling the problem are paramount to ensuring that the vehicle gets back on the road quickly and at minimal cost, according to the managers of several roadside-repair networks.

December 10, 2012
Government, Business

DOT Launches New Freight Policy Council

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood launched the Freight Policy Council, a group tasked with generating a national freight policy, as called for in the new highway funding law.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2012

OMB Reviewing EPA Rule to Allow Navistar Engine Sales

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 4 a final rule that could allow Navistar International Corp. to continue selling engines that do not meet 2010 emission standards.

August 13, 2012

E&MU: SmartWay Program May Help EPA Shape Greenhouse-Gas Rules

As federal regulators ready mandates to curtail greenhouse-gas emissions and improve heavy-duty trucks’ fuel mileage, Environmental Protection Agency and trucking company officials said that research gleaned from EPA’s 8-year-old SmartWay program can help shape those rules.

July 11, 2012
Government, Business

Obama Nominates Trottenberg as DOT’s Policy Undersecretary

President Obama has nominated Polly Trottenberg to serve as the Department of Transportation’s undersecretary for policy, the White House announced.

July 2, 2012

EPA Expands SmartWay to Drayage Trucking With Initiative to Reduce Emissions at Ports

The Environmental Protection Agency has expanded its SmartWay Transport Partnership with a new initiative — one that aims to reduce emissions in drayage trucking.

July 4, 2011
Government, Business

DOT’s Proposed $129 Billion Budget Is Part of Six-Year Transportation Plan

President Obama’s proposed $129 billion Department of Transportation budget is for the first year of a comprehensive six-year transportation plan that will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by rebuilding the nation’s transportation systems, DOT said Monday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 14, 2011