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Elaine Chao: Long-Term Plan Needed for US Infrastructure

Chao Chao via symposium screenshot

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the nation’s lawmakers must take a long-range view of addressing the country’s pressing infrastructure needs, and do the work needed to craft a funding measure more far-reaching and comprehensive than the one-year highway bill extension that recently advanced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Expanding Specialties for Military Driver Pilot Program

Military driver An Army specialist maneuvers his tactical vehicle. (DIVIDS)

FMCSA is proposing to expand the military occupational specialties associated with its pilot program that allows people between the ages of 18 and 20 who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a CDL to operate trucks in interstate commerce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

DTNA Recalls Trucks Over Brake Light Issue

Freightliner Cascadia A Class 8 Freightliner Cascadia at a 2018 industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America announced it is recalling certain 2017-2021 Class 8 Cascadia P4 vehicles due to possible brake light issues.

October 5, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Tropical Storm Delta Forecast to Become Hurricane, Hit Louisiana

A pelican flies over the Gulf of Mexico near offshore platforms off the coast of Grand Isle, La. A pelican flies over the Gulf of Mexico near offshore platforms off the coast of Grand Isle, La., in June. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Tropical Storm Delta is forecast to become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico later in the week of Oct. 5, clipping western Cuba and becoming the record 10th storm to hit the U.S. when it makes landfall between Louisiana and Florida by Oct. 9.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2020
Government, Safety

House Panel Advances FEMA Relief Bill

Building destroyed by wildfire in Oregon The Oregon Department of Forestry North Cascade District Office was destroyed by a wildfire in September in Lyons, Ore. (Rob Schumacher/Statesman-Journal via AP, Pool, File)

Legislation that would adjust the cost share of federal disaster assistance recently was approved by the House transportation committee.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates for Commercial Licenses, Permits

Truck on road in Pennsylvania A tanker truck on a road in Pennsylvania. (Roman Babakin/Getty Images)

As a response to statewide efforts to combat COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has extended expiration dates pertaining to commercial driver licenses.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Data Shows Slight Increase in Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities

Truck on road 5m3photos/Getty Images

The number of large-truck occupants who died in traffic crashes rose slightly in 2019, while overall traffic fatalities declined, according to NHTSA.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Safety

US Traffic Deaths Fell 2% in 2019 for Third Straight Yearly Drop

Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, the government’s road safety agency reported.

October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAST Act’s Yearlong Extension Signed Into Law

McConnell McConnell (center), flanked by Sens. Barrasso (left) and John Thune (R-S.D.), speaks during a news conference. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The law governing the country’s transportation operations was extended for a year after President Donald Trump’s recent signing of a temporary funding measure that averts a shutdown of the federal government.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Biden Emphasizes Infrastructure Resilience, Electrification in Debate

Biden Trump (left) and Biden debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. (Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg News)

Under his administration the highways of tomorrow would consist of thousands of charging stations for fleets of electric vehicles, former Vice President Joe Biden insisted during his first debate with incumbent President Donald Trump.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020

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