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.
It seemed like such a simple and logical plan: As the nations of North America removed obstacles to the free flow of goods between them, the barriers impeding the trucks that move those goods also would be torn down.March 22, 2007
Just a day after it said it would be sold for $38 a share to a group headed by its chief executive officer, transportation firm EGL Inc. said it had received a competing offer for $40 a share from another investment group.March 21, 2007
Transportation logistics firm Hub Group Inc. said late Tuesday that Chief Financial Officer Tom White resigned has been replaced by Terri Pizzuto, the company's vice president of finance.March 21, 2007
Kentucky Eyes Higher Speed Limits • Penske Has Trained 15,000 Drivers Under Highway Watch Program • Colorado to Spend $1.2 Mln. for Truck ‘Chain-Up’ SpacesMarch 21, 2007
WASHINGTON — Trucking and law enforcement groups said a recent report claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has failed to ensure trucking safety was unproductive and poorly researched.March 21, 2007
NEW ORLEANS — Sophisticated recording devices built into modern trucks and diesel engines can generate information that plaintiff’s attorneys can use to force fleets and their insurance companies to pay massive settlement claims.March 21, 2007
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By John LewisChief Executive OfficerGeoLogic SolutionsThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recently proposed rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders for habitual violators of federal hours-of-service regulations has set in motion an industrywide discussion about the plan’March 21, 2007
The top 91 Canada-based for-hire motor carriers that earn at least C$25 million annually generated operating revenue of C$2.4 billion and expenses of C$2.3 billion in the fourth quarter, with both figures rising less than 1% from the previous quarter, Statistics Canada reported.March 20, 2007
Following six straight weekly increases, the average national price of retail diesel fuel dipped 0.4 cent to $2.681 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Monday.March 20, 2007