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Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Freight Rail Layoffs Renew Concerns About Safety and Service

The latest rail layoffs, combined with an investment fund’s ongoing campaign for control of Norfolk Southern, are renewing concerns about the effects cuts might have on safety and service.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
March 1, 2024

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Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Government, Business, Fuel

Canada’s Stalled Oil Pipeline Set for First Crude Deliveries

Canada’s biggest new oil pipeline in more than a decade will begin filling with crude within weeks, according to MEG Energy Corp.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Gnosis Freight Software Firm Expands in South Carolina

South Carolina officials announced a $438,500 expansion in Charleston County of Gnosis Freight, a supply chain and logistics software firm that is expected to create 51 jobs.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Four Massachusetts Troopers Indicted in CDL Fraud Case

A 74-count federal indictment was filed against four Massachusetts State Police officers and two others in connection with a commercial driver license fraud scheme. 

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government

FY24 Funding Deal Reached

Congressional leaders announced a deal to fund transportation programs and other federal agencies through fiscal 2024.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Stakeholders Help Defeat Washington State Truck Idling Bill

Trucking stakeholders in Washington state helped defeat a Senate bill that aimed to institute stringent truck-idling provisions modeled after California emission regulations.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Safety, Logistics

FMC’s Maffei Highlights Supply Chain, Overseas Disruptions

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Federal Maritime Commission told senators investing in infrastructure projects would continue to enhance supply chain connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Get the inside scoop on ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting March 4-7 in New Orleans.

February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

EPA Announces $3 Billion in Clean Port Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $3 billion in grants are available this year in a Clean Ports Program to pay for zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Higher Container Volumes Signal Strong Start to New Year

The four major West Coast ports reported significantly higher volumes to open the new year.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2024