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.
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has urged Congress to tighten U.S. rail-safety rules, citing CSX Corp. derailments and other accidents in her state since December, Bloomberg reported.
Clinton made her remarks at a Senate transportation subcommittee hearing on rail safety.May 22, 2007
Diesel fuel’s national average price climbed 3 cents to $2.803 a gallon and gasoline continued to soar, setting an all-time record for the second straight week with an 11.5-cent spike to $3.218, the Department of Energy said Monday.May 22, 2007
Pacer Stacktrain and Trailer Bridge Inc. said Tuesday they have partnered to move 53-foot containers on an integrated, intermodal basis between the United States and Puerto Rico.May 22, 2007
John Hill, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, took questions Tuesday from Transport Topics readers in a 90-minute online chat session.May 22, 2007
McLeod Software, said Thursday it added several features to its LoadMaster transportation management package.May 21, 2007
Gasoline prices rose another 11 cents in the past two weeks to reach $3.18 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.May 21, 2007
Sales of new Class 8 trucks plunged 45% in April, compared with a year earlier, the most severe decline in six years.May 21, 2007
With demand for freight-hauling services relatively slack, some trucking companies are branching out beyond logistics to offer more warehousing services.May 21, 2007
The House voted last week to impose more restrictions on the DOT’s plans to grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways, in a move aimed at significantly slowing a proposed pilot program.May 21, 2007