Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage

Teen Truck Drivers Seen as Way to Alleviate Shortage A student drives a semi truck while practicing for their commercial driver's license (CDL) test at Truck America Training of Kentucky in Shepherdsville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Dezjion Henson has wanted to be a truck driver his whole life. When he turned 18 last year, he jumped at the chance and signed on as an apprentice with Total Transportation of Mississippi in Richland.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Rhode Island, New York Top Advocates Group Highway Safety Ranking

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Rhode Island and New York have tied for the top spot on Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety’s list evaluating states’ road safety enforcement efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2021
Government, Business

Trucking Backs Trump Proposal to Streamline Environmental Reviews for Infrastructure

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The trucking industry and other stakeholders are backing a White House proposal to streamline the environmental approval process for infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

2019: Hours-of-Service Rule, ELDs and Roads Dominated Political, Regulatory Concerns

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For the trucking industry, 2019 was a year of transition, replete with regulatory victories and disappointments.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 20, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Deregulatory Efforts Flounder in Court

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A year and a half into the Trump administration’s war against what it deems unneeded regulation, the legal record is coming into focus. And, according to law professors who follow regulation, it ain’t pretty.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2018
Government, Technology, TCA

Online System to Improve Michigan County’s Trucking Permit Process

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The permitting process will get faster and more convenient next month for Michigan’s Lenawee County Road Commission staff and trucking firms.

Dmitriy Shapiro | The Daily Telegram (Adrian, Mich.)
July 16, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Bid to Restrict Lanes for Big Trucks in Baton Rouge Area Dies in House

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A bid to ease Baton Rouge traffic problems by requiring big trucks to stay in the right lane during evening rush hour died April 25.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
April 26, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Montana Rodeo Cowboys Worried They’ll Need Commercial Driver Licenses Under New Regulations

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Montana cowboys are asking Congress to tap the brakes on federal horse trailer regulations they say could all but shut down participation in rodeos.

Tom Lutey | Billings (Mont.) Gazette
February 15, 2018
Government, Business

Stakeholders Respond to DOT Request for Comment on Rules, Regulations

From burdensome and outdated record-keeping to hazardous materials handling to an electronic logging device mandate soon to go into effect, truckers and an array of transportation-related trade associations have handed federal regulators a list for tweaking or eliminating dozens of rules and regulations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Boston’s Self-Driving Vehicle Startups Fed Up With Regulations

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Top automakers and tech companies are warning state officials the current regulations for testing self-driving cars may be too burdensome and could make it too hard or even impossible to test in Massachusetts, a move experts say would delay the economic and safety benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
September 20, 2017