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Government, Business, Safety

US Senate Bill to Allow Interstate Truckers Under 21 Touted at Hearing

Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said lowering the interstate driving age requirement could help the industry tackle its shortage of truck drivers. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — A bill that would pave the way for commercial drivers younger than 21 to drive trucks across state lines received a resounding endorsement from an organization that represents freight industry interests nationwide during a Feb. 4 Senate hearing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Launches Interstate Pilot Program for Drivers Ages 18-20 With Military Experience

Military driver A motor transport operator drives the M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. (Sgt. Jason Fetterolf/U.S. Army National Guard)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting applications for a pilot program that would allow people between the ages of 18 and 20 who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver license to operate trucks in interstate commerce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Truckers, Residents Voice Concerns Over Aging Syracuse Viaduct

Walmart Truck A Walmart truck crossing a bridge on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

AUBURN, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. John Katko held a town hall meeting regarding the fate of an aging viaduct in the center of Syracuse on Feb. 4, listening to concerns regarding the trucking industry, lakes, pollution and traffic.

Patrick Lohmann | Syracuse, N.Y. Media Group
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

After 60 Years, I-95 Is Complete

I-95 A sign in Delaware indicating a path to I-95. (formulanone/Flickr)

Across the United States, public infrastructure is crumbling because of legislative gridlock and chronic underfunding. Roads are overcrowded, bridges are well past their expiration date and transit systems regularly face unprecedented delays. But there will be one thing to celebrate as you seethe in beach traffic this weekend—a small, strange gap in I-95 is being filled.

Riley Griffin | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Uniform Road Laws, Reduced Congestion Could Ease Interstate Trucking, Experts Say

Oil tanker North Dakota An oil tanker truck drives along a road in Williston, N.D. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — Harmonization among states on road laws relating to capacity would vastly improve interstate trucking, according to industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Government, Business

Nice Guys. Poor Credit Risks.

Although they’re undoubtedly experts in the trucking industry, the folks at E.M. Tharp/Golden State Peterbilt admit they weren’t so great at credit and collections. Find out what happened when they entrusted accounts receivable management to Interstate Billing Service.

April 4, 2018
Government, Business

House Bill Would Allow Interstate Trucking for 18- to 21-Year-Olds

Truck entering Alabama Getty Images

A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the House of Representatives March 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Highway From Mexico to Canada Looks for Traction

Thomas Hart/Flickr

It’s only a modest 2.5 miles of a long-term plan to better connect Las Vegas and Phoenix — the two largest cities in the U.S. not currently linked by an interstate — and a longer-term dream to link Mexico, the U.S and Canada.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
September 5, 2017
Government

As Minnesota's Road Funding Dries Up, State Agencies Face Dilemma: Patch or Redo?

Minnesota highway Bobex_pics/Flickr

The joints had been fixed and fresh asphalt laid over 40-year-old concrete on Interstate 94 between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. But before traffic even started to roll over the new multimillion-dollar freeway, the pavement buckled in five places from the 90-degree June heat, leading to higher costs and more delays.

Tim Harlow | StarTribune
July 5, 2017
Government, Business

Interstate Highway System Concrete Birthday Cake Given to Federal Highway Administration

To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Interstate Highway System, advocates presented the Federal Highway Administration with a cracked, concrete birthday “cake,” topped with six road flares, to call Congress to act on increasing infrastructure funding.

Vincent Barone | amNewYork, New York
June 28, 2016

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