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FMCSA Panels Give Approval for Driver Health Measures

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WASHINGTON — A pair of commercial driver health-related measures won approval from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory panels last week.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016
Government

FTC Charges Two With Deception in Selling Registration Services

Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents

The Federal Trade Commission has charged two people with using a fake government affiliation to sell registration services to truck owners and operators.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 31, 2016
Government

Bill Shuster Pledges Long-Term Funding for Infrastructure in Re-Election Fight

John Sommers II for TT/Art Halvorson for Congress

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Voters in Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District have a choice in the upcoming election that could shift the emphasis on national freight transportation and other infrastructure issues.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

NHTSA Scared This Self-Driving Entrepreneur Off the Road

Self-driving cars are getting closer by the day, but they won’t be coming from hacking phenomenon George Hotz.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2016
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Turnpike Aims to Recover More Than $1 Million From Trucking Firms

Frustrated over more than $9 million in unpaid tolls in the past two fiscal years, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has upped the enforcement ante. The authority successfully shepherded a bill through the Legislature that only needs Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature by Nov. 4 to become law and allow for reciprocity with other states.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2016
Government

GAO Study Chides FMCSA for Lacking Measures to Monitor CSA Intervention Progress

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken action to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Compliance, Safety, Accountability program interventions for high risk carriers, but lacks measures to monitor progress, according to a new Government Accountability Office study.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2016
Government

EPA Designates Eco-Friendly Mud Flaps

Eric Wilcox/Flickr

A new aerodynamic mud flap has garnered eco-friendly status by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Transport Topics
October 28, 2016
Government, Business

Donald Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Relies on Private Funding

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has revealed details of a $1 trillion plan for infrastructure spending over a decade that relies heavily on private funding.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2016
Government, Business

Eno Unveils State Transportation Ballot Measures Database

Taxpayers and transportation stakeholders have a new online tool at their disposal for researching state ballot measures pertaining to transportation investments.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Technology

ATA President Chris Spear: Congress Is Better Forum for Autonomous Technology Discussions

Spear by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

WASHINGTON — The trucking industry’s chief representative on Oct. 26 called on Congress to take the lead on policy decisions regarding self-driving commercial technology.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2016

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