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Transportation Stakeholders Urge Infrastructure Plan Passage by July 4

Pothole on a road in Louisville, Ky. A pothole on a road in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

By July 4, Congress should pass comprehensive legislation that rehabilitates highway programs, modernizes freight corridors and tackles climate change concerns, nearly 200 stakeholders said in a message to federal lawmakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Local Infrastructure Funding

Alabama Hal Yeager, Governor's Office/Flickr

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently announced funding to support 27 road and bridge projects at the city and county level.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Names Members of Commercial Driver Panel for Advisory Committee

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the members of its recently formed commercial driver panel, which will contribute to the agency’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nevada DOT Presses On With Reno Spaghetti Bowl Project

Crew works on road in Nevada A road crew works on the Spaghetti Bowl Xpress project in Reno, Nev. (Nevada DOT)

The Nevada Department of Transportation is advancing construction for its project to renovate an interstate network in Reno known as the Spaghetti Bowl, which carries 260,000 vehicles per day.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Pilot Program to Study Splitting Sleeper Berth Time

Sleeper A driver rests in a sleeper berth. (Volvo Trucks North America via YouTube)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a new pilot program that would give truck drivers more flexibility with splitting up time in the sleeper berth.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Names Members of Its MCSAC Advisory Committee

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 13 announced this year’s members for its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, which includes a record number of women as well as its first female vice chair.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine Key to Restoring Economic Stability, Experts Say

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for FedEx vaccine delivery Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for delivery of the state's first shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 14, 2020. An estimated 36% of the 27.7 million doses distributed in the U.S. have been administered. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The incoming Biden administration faces a U.S. economy that appears to be slowing as COVID-19 cases surge.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Substantial Investments Needed for Infrastructure, ASCE Report Says

TransAm Trucking truck on bridge A TransAm Trucking vehicle crosses an Interstate 40 overpass in Del City, Okla. (Oklahoma Department of Transportation)

Failure to invest in long-term infrastructure upgrades will likely result in trillions of dollars in lost business productivity, ASCE said in a new report.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021
Business, Safety, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

XPO XPO Logistics Inc.

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 11 that it has formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking in an effort to combat the crime.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nearly 49% of CMV Drivers Could Be at Risk for Sleep Apnea, Study Says

apnea A man wears a C-Pap machine. (no_limit_pictures/Getty Images)

A new obstructive sleep apnea study of 20,000 drivers using a more comprehensive screening evaluation method estimated that nearly 49% of commercial motor vehicle drivers could be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can cause sleepiness while driving.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021

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