ORLANDO, Fla. — The Trump administration’s multiyear infrastructure funding proposal to modernize freight corridors and commuter networks will be unveiled after Congress reforms the tax code, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Oct. 23 at American Trucking Associations’ annual conference.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The trucking industry can play a major role in creating quality apprenticeship programs that could teach the skills needed to put some of the nation’s nearly 7 million job seekers to work, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said.
ORLANDO, Fla. — With the electronic logging device mandate fast approaching, the leader of American Trucking Associations emphasized that a delay will not occur, cementing the industry’s long-held view on the rule during his annual state of the industry address.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The North American Free Trade Agreement needs updating, but the process appears frozen in adversarial positions, even as truckload freight has grown 4% over the past five month, panelists here said.
ORLANDO, Fla. — To pave the way for autonomous trucks, technology developers will need to refine the interaction between the human and the machine, and add more advanced sensors and greater computing power to the vehicle, experts said.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Navistar International Corp. announced price increases of up to 2% for its model-year 2019 vehicles, citing rising commodity prices. The price increases may affect all product lines and classes of trucks and don’t single out Class 8 trucks.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A new complex statistical model that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is exploring would utilize data to measure a motor carrier’s “safety culture,” rather than attempt to predict its likelihood of a crash, a top agency official said.