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US Lawmakers Introduce ‘Complete Streets’ Bill

Sen. Ed Markey Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Commerce Committee, is a co-sponsor of the legislation. (Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg News)

A national program that promotes safety features for street designs recently was introduced by transportation policymakers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Grote Launches New Headlamps

Grote 90mm headlamps 90mm LED High Beam and Low Beam by Grote Industries

Grote Industries announced its newest forward lighting, the 90mm LED High Beam and Low Beam headlamps and the 90mm Combination High Beam/Low Beam LED headlamp module.

February 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

House to Vote on Virus Bill

Schumer Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer answers questions at a past news conference. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Feb. 26, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the final version that reaches President Joe Biden.

Alan Fram | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2021
Government, Safety

Maryland DOT Selects Developer for Major P3

American Legion Bridge Traffic on the American Legion Bridge, which connects Fairfax, Va., with Montgomery County, Md., via Interstate 495. (Google Street View)

The Maryland Department of Transportation has selected Accelerate Maryland Partners to serve as the developer for a major public-private partnership to improve traffic congestion.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Safety Is a Priority for Policymakers Pursuing Highway Bill

Street Sign Some of the measures will include the safety of pedestrians. (txking/Getty Images)

Transportation policymakers in Congress aiming to produce comprehensive highway legislation this year pledged to boost safety policies across the mobility grid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterbilt Launches Updated Vocational Models 567 and 520

Peterbilt manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas Peterbilt Motors Co. manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

Peterbilt Motors Co. has updated its vocational Model 567 and 520 trucks, the company announced Feb. 24.

February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Fraudulent Movers Are a Major Threat to the Industry

Mover resting on box Ivan-balvan/Getty Images

The hardworking men and women in the household goods moving profession call their fraudulent counterparts “rogue operators.”

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

Top Bottlenecks Less Congested Last Year, but Infrastructure Needs Persist, ATRI Finds

Brent Spence Bridge The No. 2 I-71/I-75 interchange in Cincinnati leads to the Brent Spence Bridge. (Completed Brent Spence Bridge project by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet via YouTube)

Trucks moved more swiftly last year through sections of road that historically are choked with congestion, as the coronavirus pandemic kept vehicles off the road and freed up highways for easier movement of freight, the American Transportation Research Institute said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 24, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

With New Administration, Regulatory Policy Changes Could Be Coming

Driver using an ELD A driver uses an ELD. FMCSA's hours-of-service rule, which went into effect in September, is among the regulations that could be reviewed by the Biden administration. (Verizon Connect)

With a new administration now occupying the White House, the trucking industry soon could see changes in the regulatory landscape.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Fight Increase in Cargo Theft With High- and Low-Tech Solutions

Averitt Express truck at a security gate For Averitt, the biggest cargo security concerns include situations that are out of drivers’ control, such as severe weather, civil disturbances and when drivers may find themselves in a location where secure parking is scarce. (Averitt Express)

As if 2020 wasn't difficult enough for trucking, the industry also saw a substantial rise in cargo theft. Here's what some fleets are doing to fight it.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
February 23, 2021

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