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Senate Panel Advances Water Infrastructure Bill

Port Containerships at the Port of Tacoma. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Legislation designed to enhance funding for the country’s commercial waterways was easily approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this month.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA to Extend Inspection Requirements for Bridges

bridge A bridge in California. (Pgiam/Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a final rule that will extend inspection requirements for some of the nation’s bridges from 24 months to 48 months, and in some cases, 72 months.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Guarding Against Coronavirus

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As trucking and logistics workers have returned to offices and terminals without masks — and perhaps with a pang of uncertainty — some workplaces have implemented technology and procedures to protect the health of their employees against the potential for new outbreaks and variants.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TuSimple Taps Werner for Roadside Service, Support

TuSimple autonomous truck at 2022 CES A TuSimple autonomous truck on display at 2022 CES in Las Vegas. (Joe Buglewicz/Associated Press)

TuSimple has added Werner Enterprises Inc.’s roadside service network to others that will provide support to customers operating in “driver-out” SAE Level 4 autonomous mode on its Autonomous Freight Network.

May 4, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Reacts to FMCSA's Plans on Heavy-Truck Speed Limiters

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A federal proposal to consider requiring speed limiters on new commercial trucks has drawn mixed reactions from trucking and safety groups.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

‘Beyond Compliance’ Program Delays Challenge FMCSA

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Nearly five years after it was mandated by Congress to go into effect, federal trucking regulators have yet to establish a “beyond compliance” program to offer motor carriers some sort of extra credit or reward for early adoption of safety technologies or fatigue management programs.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 4, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers Respond to Plans for Apprenticeship Pilot Program

apprenticeship A young driver sits in a truck. (vitpho/Getty Images)

A newly released summary of public comments on the federal driver apprenticeship pilot program was mixed, with trucking trade groups generally supporting the program, while many small truckers and independent operators offered a variety of criticisms and suggestions.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tire Choices Provide Pros, Cons for Fleet Maintenance Managers

Retread Due to the many advances in retreading, Jones Logistics has seen the advantages of applying the practice. (Jones Logistics)

In the current environment of high fuel prices and a technology shift looming over many companies regarding last-mile delivery, fleets are challenged to develop a strategy toward tire management. For some maintenance managers, the debate of new tires versus retreads offers various methods in battling some of those concerns.

Brendan Baker | Contributing Writer
April 29, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Idaho Truckers Share Vaccine Mandate Concerns

Salt Truck are loaded with salt for transport, one of the goods that Idaho company Pocock Trucking hauls. (Pocock Trucking)

Shortages in potatoes and foodstuff for cattle are likely next year due to the ongoing U.S.-Canadian vaccine mandate disrupting border freight, Idaho truckers recently told their congressman.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Pete Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Funding During Budget Hearing

Buttigieg Buttigieg speaks at the hearing about the administration's efforts. (Senate Committee on Appropriations via Youtube)

The country’s top transportation officer called on Senate funding leaders to approve the White House’s fiscal 2023 budget, one he said aims to modernize passenger and freight corridors with the goal of enhancing the economy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2022

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