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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, Equipment, Safety

Roadside Inspection Station Opens on Long Island Expressway

Truckers driving in New York on Interstate 495 along the Long Island Expressway will encounter a new commercial vehicle roadside inspection station in Suffolk County that opened in May.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 24, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC+ Expected to Extend Supply Cuts

OPEC+ will hold next month’s policy meeting online rather than in person, while several delegates said they expected the group to extend its current supply cuts into the second half of the year.

May 24, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Divided Panel Recommends Side Underride Guard Rulemaking

An advisory committee has by a slim majority voted to recommend that NHTSA launch a rulemaking to consider requiring that certain new semitrailers be equipped with side underride guards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Norfolk Southern to Pay $15 Million Fine Over Derailment

The federal government agreed to a $15 million fine for Norfolk Southern over the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and the railroad promised to pay $300 million to improve safety.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
May 23, 2024
Government, Business, Technology

Trucking Faces ‘Peak Complexity’ on Road to a Greener Future

LAS VEGAS — On the road toward a more environmentally sustainable future, the trucking industry is encountering an unprecedented level of complexity.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
May 23, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

NHTSA Investigates After 4 Die in Crash of VinFast EV

NHTSA has opened an investigation into VinFast’s first U.S. electric vehicle model less than a month after four family members were killed in a one-car accident in the California Bay Area.

Brian Gordon | The News & Observer
May 23, 2024

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Robby Hamby of Bridgestone Americas and Ken Eggen of Wolf River Express share how fleets should acquire the right tire monitoring tools for data collection.

May 23, 2024
Government, Business, Safety

Judge Signs Off on $600M Ohio Train Derailment Settlement

A federal judge has signed off on the $600 million class action settlement over last year’s disastrous Norfolk Southern derailment in eastern Ohio.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
May 22, 2024
Government, Business, Fuel

Big Oil Investigation Sent to Justice Department by Dems

Democrats are asking the Department of Justice to investigate major oil companies and their trade groups following a congressional probe.

May 22, 2024
Government, Safety

Delaware Creates Police Unit Focusing on Interstate Drivers

Three interstates forming the backbone of Delaware’s freight route are now the focus of a new state police Highway Safety Unit that will concentrate on patrolling interstate traffic.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2024