Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Oil Industry Starts Eradicating Ship Fuel Supply Ahead of IMO Mandate

Ship Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

Shippers beware: Oil refineries are starting to eradicate stockpiles of sulfur-rich fuel that powers the merchant fleet in anticipation of a demand collapse in fewer than 18 months.

Jack Wittels and Alfred Cang | Bloomberg News
August 6, 2018
Business, Safety

California Grand Champion Hobie Eirich Conquers the 4-Axle

If you do what you love for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life. Or so the adage goes. For Hobie Eirich of FedEx Freight, driving a 4-axle is a passion that has manifested into the highest honor in his home state of California.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Course Corrections Are Part of Progress

In times of great change there are bound to be course corrections, as evidenced by recent developments related to innovations designed to advance the science of moving trucks down the road.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Senate-Passed Transportation Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

Transportation Funding Bill Collins is the bill's sponsor. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would provide $1 billion in infrastructure grants and would extend the electronic logging device waiver for livestock haulers for the next fiscal year easily passed the Senate on Aug. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

Schumer Calls for More Inspectors After Concrete Falls From Rail Bridge

Chuck Schumer Zach Gibson

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the Federal Railroad Administration to increase the number of independent inspectors that examine rail bridges.

Eric Anderson | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ATRI’s Updated Crash Predictor Model Sheds Light on Driver Behavior

Woman behind the wheel of truck cab Shutterstock

Violations for reckless driving and failure to yield right of way are the top two behaviors for predicting future crash involvement, according to analysis yielded from the American Transportation Research Institute’s updated Crash Predictor Model.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey DOT Announces $47 Million for County Bridge Maintenance Projects

county bridge maintenance projects Murphy by Julio Cortez/Associated Press

The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced July 31 that more than $47 million in grants has been issued for county bridge maintenance projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Spicer Executive: Air Disc Brakes Offer Safety

Safety is among the main benefits of air disc brakes while drum brakes “will still fill certain needs” at some fleets, an executive with Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake said.

Transport Topics
August 1, 2018
Government, Safety

Senate Confirms Jennifer Homendy, Bruce Landsberg to NTSB

Bruce Landsberg Bruce Landsberg by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The United States Senate recently confirmed two new members to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 30: Bridge to Nowhere

Sen. Ted Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz delivers the opening remarks at the Space, Science, and Competitveness Subcommittee hearing July 25. (SenTedCruz via YouTube)

While some in the House were contemplating funding for the next major infrastructure upgrade, others in the Senate were discussing putting man on Mars. Here’s a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2018