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Texas Officials Unveil Truck Inspection Facility Along I-10

New truck inspection station in Seguin, Texas The inspection station includes a platform scale spanning 90 feet that allows inspectors to weigh an entire truck at once. (Texas Department of Public Safety via Facebook)

The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a technologically advanced truck inspection facility in Seguin, which straddles Interstate 10.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

DOD Contractors Face Oct. 23 Deadline to Purge Chinese Tech

Huawei One of the Chinese companies in question is Huawei. (Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Department of Defense has issued a reminder to defense contractors that they have until Oct. 23 to certify they are not using the technologies of five Chinese providers suspected of hacking into sensitive government files.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2020
Business, Safety

Nearly 1,000 Boeing Plane Orders Are Lost or in Doubt

A plane image is seen on the outside of Boeing's facility in Everett, Wash. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is nearing 1,000 scrapped or impaired jetliner orders this year, failing to notch any sales in September, as the long 737 Max grounding and the coronavirus pandemic extended their toll.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Rep. Rodney Davis Introduces Highway Funding Measure

Davis Davis at a past event. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Legislation meant to provide federal financial relief for state transportation agencies was introduced this month in Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

CSA Reform Bill Introduced in US House

Driver behind the wheel Carriers would be able to request regular safety audits under a pilot program if the bill gets passed. (mladenbalinovac/Getty Images)

A new bill from the U.S. House proposes a pilot program to review potential benefits of remote carrier compliance reviews under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, as well as a national hiring standard for the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Utah DOT Opens Runaway Truck Ramp

Utah The ramp. (Screenshot via Utah DOT)

The Utah Department of Transportation unveiled a newly constructed truck escape system that is meant to serve commercial motor vehicle operators navigating a challenging intersection.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technology Used to Strengthen Truck and Trailer Inspection Procedures

Trailer inspection at Boyle Transportation Updating truck repair status is a big part of performance bonuses for fleets, creating an incentive for drivers to take the initiative on maintenance. (Boyle Transportation)

Given the importance of pre- and post-trip inspections, many fleets have implemented technology to guarantee drivers are conducting them properly and to transmit the findings early.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT Starts Work on Military Access Project

Colorado Route 94 near Colorado Springs State Route 94 is the main road connecting Colorado Springs, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force base. (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado is beginning work on the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the infrastructure that serves the military bases in Colorado Springs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Executives See Bright Future for Savvy Fleets

CQ Roll Call panel

Three trucking executives said they remain enthusiastic about the future of their businesses after technology helped them weather the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video from the TT/CQ Roll Call Symposium.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Economy to Suffer Under Joe Biden Infrastructure, Climate Plan, Mike Pence Says

Debate Pence (right) speaks at the debate with Harris. (Morry Gash/AP Photo/Bloomberg News)

A multitrillion-dollar proposal from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden aimed at reconditioning the country’s buildings, mobility grids and energy sectors would suffocate an economy poised to rebound in the coming months, Vice President Mike Pence argued in an Oct. 7 debate with Sen. Kamala Harris.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020

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