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DOT Proposes Adding Oral Fluid Specimen for Driver Drug Testing

drug test swab dusanpetkovic/Getty Images

The Department of Transportation is proposing to add new drug testing guidelines that would permit motor carriers to test truck drivers using oral fluid samples as an alternative to urine testing.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Shippers, Retailers Focus on Upcoming ILWU, PMA Contract Talks

Ports Containers at the Port of Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

The retail sector is urging West Coast port workers and leaders to begin negotiations early on a new labor contract, a move that could prevent potential future delays at facilities that already are dealing with backlogs.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Blacklisted Chinese Chipmaker Seeks Vindication in US Trial

Chips A semiconductor wafer at a factory. (Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News)

A Chinese chipmaker blacklisted by Washington as a technology thief more than three years ago is getting a chance to prove it was wrongly accused.

February 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

BP Exits Stake in Russian Oil, Gas Company Rosneft

BP BP storage tanks at a facility in South Africa. (Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg News)

BP is exiting its share in Rosneft, a state-controlled Russian oil and gas company, in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press
February 28, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

ATA President Spear Gives Inside Look at Supreme Court Win

Chris Spear "We put together a very strong case backed with data — not rhetoric, not emotion," American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear in an exclusive interview for Transport Topics’ Newsmakers series shared behind-the scenes details on ATA’s decision to lead a challenge to the Biden administration’s proposed vaccine mandate for large companies.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 25, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Promotes Social Infrastructure

Biden Biden, at a past press event, speaks about the infrastructure bill. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

At his State of the Union on March 1, President Joe Biden is expected to promote aspects of a nearly $2 trillion social infrastructure budget that dominated Democrats’ agenda last year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

ATA, OOIDA Urge Buttigieg to Commit Funds to Truck Parking

Parked trucks ATA President Chris Spear said wasted time looking for parking amounts to a $5,500 loss in annual compensation for drivers. (vitpho/Getty Images)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is being urged to prioritize infrastructure funds to boost the nation’s truck parking capacity.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

TMC to Tackle Electrification in First Annual Meeting Since 2020

TMC Attendees walk the exhibit floor at a past TMC. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council plans to focus its annual meeting on electrifying performance in maintenance management.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

3G Sunset Taking Some Devices Offline

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Cellular service providers are shutting down their 3G networks this year, a shift that could impact legacy wireless systems that some fleets are still using, experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy Urges States to Lower Blood Alcohol Level to 0.5%

Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy by Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said states should follow the example set by Utah and reduce the blood alcohol content level permitted for drivers as a way of reducing drunken driving accidents and improving highway safety.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 24, 2022

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