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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

DOT Focuses on Strategic Investments in Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — Department of Transportation leaders want to make strategic federal investments in infrastructure projects to increase supply chain resiliency and enhance the economy.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Todd Cotier has always had an eye for detail, and he brings the same spirit of quality and responsibility to the big stage as the new TMC chairman.

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Could Score $1 Million a Day in Hydrogen Incentives

If electric vehicle company Nikola can get its hydrogen fuel cell trucks and filling station network operable, the company could pull in hundreds of millions a year from federal incentives.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Truck Market Considers Infrastructure Reality

Electric truck market growth is poised to accelerate even as infrastructure constraints hinder that trajectory, according to experts.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

$264 Million Offered for Gulf Oil Under Climate Compromise

NEW ORLEANS  — Oil companies offered a combined $264 million for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico on March 29 in a sale mandated by last year’s climate bill compromise.

Kevin McGill and Matthew Brown | Associated Press
March 29, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Solar Roofs Are Being Used to Power EVs

The immediate future of solar-powered vehicles is becoming clear: smaller, lighter, cheaper systems built to subtly augment electric driving, rather than power it in full. 

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Florida Ramps Up Number of CDL Schools

Florida is now able to train 3,500 truck drivers yearly due to its funding of workforce training as the state approved six new third-party FleetForce truck driving schools.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

New California Gas Price Law Another Defeat for Oil Industry

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that gives state regulators the power to penalize oil companies for making too much money, the first of its kind in the country.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
March 29, 2023
Government, Business

ATA’s Spear Highlights Young Trucker Program at House Hearing

WASHINGTON — Enhancing recruitment and retention efforts across the trucking industry will benefit the connectivity of the country’s supply chain, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear told a U.S. House panel March 28.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

EV Charging Kicks Off Its Own Industry Trade Show

The electric vehicle charging industry will join Southern Nevada’s robust convention schedule with the inaugural EV Charging Summit and Expo on March 29.

Sean Hemmersmeier | Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 28, 2023
Government, Business, Safety

Seven More Sentenced in Staged New Orleans Crashes

Seven more individuals have been sentenced over the past month for their roles in staged crashes with tractor-trailers in the New Orleans area.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2023