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Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 26: One More for the Road

Thanksgiving traffic 2018 Motorists were looking to get a jump on their Thanksgiving travels on Nov. 20. (CBS This Morning via YouTube)

If you don’t travel much, but you were among the millions of Americans who set out to visit loved ones this past Thanksgiving weekend, the traffic nightmare you experienced was indeed an anomaly. But there's hope. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Texas City Cracks Down on Truck Route Violators

Streets of Odessa, Texas Dennis Tangney Jr./Getty Images

An ordinance prohibiting commercial motor vehicles from traveling in the Odessa, Texas, city limits is beginning to show its effect, as five truckers were found guilty of violating the law July 25.

Paul Wedding | Odessa (Texas) American
July 27, 2018
Safety, Logistics, TCA

AAA Expects Holiday Traffic to Break Record

Ohio Department of Transportation

The AAA predicts a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5% compared with last year’s prediction and the highest number since AAA started tracking travel 18 years ago.

Jocelyn Brumbaugh | The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
July 3, 2018
Business, Logistics

Road Travel Projected to Rise 4.7% for Memorial Day Weekend


The highest gasoline prices since 2014 won’t stop 37 million Americans from clogging up the nation’s motorways next week as summer kicks off with Memorial Day weekend.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Government, Business

Los Angeles Named City With Worst Traffic Congestion in the World

Los Angeles Traffic Downtown Los Angeles Traffic by Prayitno/Flickr

Los Angeles, a city where the average motorist spent 102 hours stuck in traffic in 2017, topped the list of most congested cities worldwide, according to transportation analytics firm INRIX.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2018
Safety, Autonomous

Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise, but Don’t Blame Texting

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. rose for the second straight year in 2016 despite a dip in crash deaths linked to distracted driving, according to data released by federal highway safety regulators.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Local Dispute Over Mammoth Warehouse Complex Hinges on Truck Traffic

Worker in warehouse Mark Blinch/Reuters

The developer’s proposal would bring a mammoth warehouse complex to the heart of Lower Nazareth Township in Pennsylvania. It has been fiercely fought — rejected by township supervisors who fear a glut of tractor-trailers on local roads, but resurrected by a Northampton County judge at appeal.

Riley Yates | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
July 19, 2017

Texas Truck Drivers Urged to Fight Human Trafficking


Semitrailer drivers are being asked to keep their eyes on more than the road as state and local officials continue their fight to end human trafficking.

Aaron Martinez | El Paso (Texas) Times
February 24, 2017

Industry Joins to Create Class 8 Truck to Support Truckers Against Trafficking


In an effort to further educate and fund efforts against human trafficking, Inland Kenworth, Tolleson, Arizona, has put together a distinctively designed  “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 truck in conjunction with Truckers Against Trafficking; platinum sponsors Kenworth Truck Co. and Ritchie Bros.; along with other leading industry suppliers

Transport Topics
February 9, 2017

UPS Freight Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Truckers Against Trafficking announced a partnership with UPS Freight that will train the carrier’s more than 8,000 drivers on how to recognize and respond to signs of human trafficking activity.

Transport Topics
January 11, 2017