TSA PreCheck Bill May Have Applications for Trucking, ATA Says

Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee by Graeme Jennings/Pool via Associated Press

A U.S. Senate bill meant to facilitate online and mobile access for Transportation Security Administration background checks has been endorsed by American Trucking Associations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

TSA Requires Enhanced Training for Freight Railroads, Surface Transportation Operators

CSX train Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Freight railroads are among the transportation operations tasked with enhancing security training for certain employees as part of a recent mandate by the Transportation Security Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Congressional Committees to Examine Transportation Funding, Security

Traffic on 42nd Street in New York City Traffic on 42nd Street in New York City. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has considered congestion pricing for Manhattan. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

Congress’ first week back from its August recess will feature hearings examining funding options for highway projects and security conditions across the aviation landscape.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2019
Government, Business

TSA Advisory Committee Includes Trucking Voices

TSA officer checks bag A TSA officer inspects a can that was packed in a suitcase at Dulles International Airport in Virginia last month. TSA has added a Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee. (Cliff Owen/AP)

Trucking executives have been included as members of the Transportation Security Administration’s new Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

TSA Begins to Feel Squeeze From Government Shutdown

TSA TSA security checkpoint (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports around the United States as soon as this weekend in response to staff shortages triggered by a partial federal government shutdown now in its third week.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2019

Concerns Over Terrorism Leads TSA to Issue Warning to Trucking Companies

TT File Photo

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration wants truck rental agencies to be more vigilant in efforts to prevent these attacks, releasing a report this week that outlines the increased threat of such incidents.

Kurtis Lee | Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2017

TSA Administrator Pistole to Retire Dec. 31


Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole will retire effective Dec. 31 from the post he has held the past 4½ years, TSA announced Oct. 16.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2014

Senate Confirms First TSA Chief Under Obama

The Senate confirmed former FBI deputy director John Pistole to be head of the Transportation Security Administration — the first time the post has been filled during the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported.

June 28, 2010

Obama to Nominate FBI Deputy Director to Head TSA

President Obama will nominate FBI Deputy Director John Pistole to head the Transportation Security Administration, the White House said Monday.

May 18, 2010

Latest TSA Nominee Withdraws Over Potential Conflicts

President Obama’s latest nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration withdrew himself as a nominee due to potential conflicts raised from his past work in the defense industry, the Associated Press reported.

March 29, 2010