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.
Tesla Autopilot Doesn’t Live Up to Name, Buttigieg Says
Tesla Inc.’s "Autopilot" name for its trademark driver-assistance system lacks “common sense,” according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
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.
Diesel Down 3.5¢ to $4.247
The national average price for diesel slipped 3.5 cents to $4.247 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released March 13.March 13, 2023
Senate Leaders Champion Biden’s Budget Proposal
Capitol Agenda: Democratic leaders in the Senate touted the Biden administration’s budget plan for boosting safety and supply chain connectivity.March 13, 2023
Tire Sustainability Remains Top Priority for Industry
“End-of-life” tires that can no longer be retreaded are often stored in a drop trailer and taken away to a recycling facility. Tire industry experts say that’s the preferred environmental practice.
Railroads Warned About Car Flaw That Could Cause Derailments
OMAHA, Neb. — U.S. railroads were warned to take certain cars out of service March 9 after Norfolk Southern discovered loose wheels on a car involved in last weekend’s derailment in Ohio.
February Adds 311,000 Jobs Despite Fed’s Rate Hikes
WASHINGTON — America’s employers added a substantial 311,000 jobs in February, fewer than January’s huge gain but enough to keep pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively to fight inflation.
Trucking Critical to Port of Milwaukee’s New Export Facility
The Port of Milwaukee’s new $40 million agricultural maritime export facility not only marks its largest cash infusion since the 1950s, but also will open doors to more overseas markets using its multimodal infrastructure.
DOT’s Fiscal 2024 Budget Request Boosts Safety, Supply Chain Programs
Safety and freight connectivity programs are prioritized in the White House’s fiscal 2024 budget request for the U.S. Department of Transportation.March 9, 2023
Keystone Oil Spill Probe Seen Cutting Back Pipeline Flows
A U.S. probe into the 13,000-barrel oil spill on TC Energy’s Keystone pipeline is expected to cut into crude flows ahead of the summer driving season.
House Lawmakers Propose 12% Excise Tax Repeal
Legislation to repeal a tax on the purchase of new trucks was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.March 8, 2023