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Government, Business

US Proposes Mandatory Speed Limiter Devices

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The federal government is proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways but said the limiters will not be required to be tamper-proof.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2016
Government

Texas Transportation Commission Approves 2017 Unified Transportation Program

Texas’ Transportation Commission approved the state’s 2017 Unified Transportation Plan on Aug. 25. The $70 billion, 10-year plan is the largest in the agency’s history, more than twice the size of the $33 billion, 10-year plan released just last year. 

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2016
Government, Business

US Court of Appeals Rejects Truckers' Claim for Overtime Pay

The U.S. Court of Appeals rejected a claim from 11 truck drivers who sought overtime pay for work performed over an 18-month period.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

FMCSA Medical Review Board Issues Sleep Apnea Guidelines

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s top medical advisers have recommended a slate of sleep apnea guidelines that would require truck drivers to take costly diagnostic sleep studies if they have a body mass index of 40 or higher, have experienced excessive fatigue or sleepiness while driving, or have been in a sleep-related crash.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2016
Government, Fuel

Senate Transportation Leaders Clash Over Highway Administration Greenhouse-Gas Proposal

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The leaders of the transportation committee in the Senate are at odds over a Federal Highway Administration proposal that would measure the value of state and municipal transportation projects by their greenhouse-gas emissions.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 23, 2016
Government, Business, Fuel

Connecticut Diesel Taxes Drop 8.6¢ Per-Gallon

Thanks to a statutory formula based on wholesale fuel prices in the state each July, diesel taxes have taken a tumble in Connecticut.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2016
Government, Safety

FMCSA Medical Review Board to Offer Recommendations for Sleep Apnea Rule

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s top medical advisers on Aug. 22 began a two-day review of obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment issues to offer their final recommendations for apnea regulatory requirements.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2016
Government, Business

Trucking in Central Ohio Expected to Benefit From Federal Smart City Program

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Much of the focus of the federal Smart City grant money recently awarded to Columbus has been on alternative transportation development for humans. But the logistics business, which involves moving goods rather than people, also stands to reap benefits.

Marla Matzer Rose | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
August 19, 2016
Government, Business

FMCSA Denies Effort to Rescind 30-Minute Rest Break

Federal trucking regulators dismissed safety inspectors’ request to do away with a 30-minute rest requirement in an hours-of-service rule, the regulators indicated Aug. 8.

Transport Topics
August 19, 2016
Government, Business

FHWA Will Provide $2 Million in Emergency Funds for Flooded Louisiana

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The Federal Highway Administration will make $2 million in emergency funds immediately available to help Louisiana fix transportation infrastructure damaged in floods this month.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 19, 2016

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