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Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Responses Mixed to Proposal for Pilot Program Involving Young Drivers

John Sommers II for TT

While the idea clearly has strong supporters, not everyone agrees that allowing young drivers behind the wheel of big rigs is either safe or a wise solution to one of trucking’s biggest headaches: the driver shortage.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
Government

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 | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
Government, Business

Texas Trucking Community Unsure About Expected Weight-Limit Increase Proposal

Tim Patterson/Flickr

Texas’ trucking community is divided on a plan to raise truck weight limits in designated corridors near the state’s ports, particularly Houston.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
Government, Business

New Jersey Transportation Committee Chairman Wants to Borrow $3.2 Billion to End Funding Impasse

TT File Photo

In hopes of ending New Jersey’s road construction shutdown that has lasted since July 8, Assemblyman John Wisniewski has proposed that the state borrow $3.2 billion over the next two years to restore the Transportation Trust Fund.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2016
Government, Business

White House Announces $80 Million for Smart Cities Program

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More than 70 cities and communities will receive $80 million to improve freight and transit connectivity, reduce their carbon footprint and increase the resilience of infrastructure to severe weather events, the White House announced this week.

Transport Topics
September 27, 2016
Government

Trump Castigates Global Trade Pacts; Lawmakers Caught in a Vice

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Sens. Charles Grassley, a cantankerous Midwestern conservative, and Tim Kaine, a paint-by-the-numbers East Coast Democrat, don’t agree on very much. But when it comes to free trade, both are very worried.

John T. Bennett | CQ-Roll Call
September 27, 2016
Government, Business, Equipment

Ontario Will Reissue Moratoriums on Axle Weight Penalties

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province announced on Sept. 24 that it will reissue moratoriums on axle weight penalties and only enforce gross vehicle weight violations while a final agreement on those in the excavation/aggregate hauling sector is being negotiated.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2016
Government

US Postal Service Picks Six Firms to Produce Prototype Delivery Vehicles

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Postal Service awarded contracts to six companies to produce prototype vehicles as part of a program to replace aging mail delivery trucks with vehicles that are better suited to carrying packages and that utilize alternative fuels.

Transport Topics
September 26, 2016
Government

FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield Placement of Safety Technologies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 23 issued a final rule permitting the windshield placement of lane departure and collision avoidance systems and other technologies on commercial motor vehicles.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2016
Government, Business

Georgia HOS Suspension Extended Through Weekend

Department of Transportation

In order to keep the supply of gas flowing in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal extended the suspension of HOS rules three more days through midnight on Sept. 26.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2016

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