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Industry Comments Support FHWA Proposal on Infrastructure Design Standards

Highways Siri Stafford/Getty Images

Public comments submitted to the Federal Highway Administration regarding a recent proposal that would allow more flexibility with design standards when repairing highways and interstates reflect an overwhelming show of support from industry groups and transportation agencies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Clarience Technologies Acquires Ecco Safety Group

Clarience products Clarience brands include Truck-Lite, Davco Technology, Road Ready, Rigid Industries and Lumitec. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Clarience Technologies announced it acquired Ecco Safety Group, which has nearly 50 years of experience in research, design, development, manufacturing and distribution of emergency lighting and audible warning equipment for commercial and emergency vehicles for global markets.

January 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

MATS Postpones March Event

MATS 2019 exhibit An exhibit at MATS in 2019. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The 50th anniversary of the Mid-America Trucking Show has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Proposes to Add Truck Rear Underride Guards to Safety Checklist

Underride rear guard on Stoughton trailer An underride rear guard installed on a Stoughton trailer. FMCSA said including rear impact guards in the periodic inspection requirements will call additional attention to the critical safety component. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule amending federal safety regulations to specifically add rear impact guards as a required item on the list of annual inspections for motor carriers and roadside inspectors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety

Hendrickson Launches Haulmaax EX Suspension on International HX

Haulmaxx EX Hendrickson International

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it partnered with Navistar to offer Haulmaax EX as part of the chassis enhancements of the truck maker’s International HX model.

January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Pete Buttigieg Eyes ‘Big, Bold’ Infrastructure Plan, Chuck Schumer Says

Schumer Left: Schumer ((AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta); Right: Buttigieg (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

Advancing a “big, bold” infrastructure policy measure with an emphasis on climate change is a priority for President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation, said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Revised Guidance on Yard Moves

Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey. FMCSA's proposed rule would define a move at port facility as a yard move. (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise regulatory guidance related to how truck drivers record yard moves as part of their hours of service.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Install Crash-Prevention System Ahead of US Deadline

A Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press) A Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh in March 2018. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

U.S. railroads have completed installation of an automated crash-prevention system that covers 57,536 miles of freight and passenger tracks ahead of an end-of-year deadline that was previously extended, the Federal Railroad Administration announced Dec. 29.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Braces for ‘COVID Hangover’ and Ongoing Battles in 2021

Pete Buttigieg Pete Buttigieg is Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via Associated Press)

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into 2021, the trucking industry will continue to address coronavirus-related challenges while confronting issues that existed long before most people had ever touched a face mask.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Industry Experts Optimistic About 2021, Once COVID Is Over

Truck on snowy road vitpho/Getty Images

The trucking industry stands poised for a solid start in 2021, building on an unprecedented 2020 during which the U.S. economy relied heavily on truckers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 29, 2020

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