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FMCSA Receives More Than 2,600 Comments on HOS Proposal

FMCSA HOS policies Trucks park for a rest break along the side of Interstate 66 in Manassas, Va. (Jim Galligan for Transport Topics)

The variety of the more than 2,600 written public comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed changes to its hours-of-service rules illustrate the challenge of finding solutions that address the concerns of the trucking industry’s different segments.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Haldex Sees Net Income Fall, Revenue Rise in Q3

Haldex boxes at a factory Haldex Group

Commercial vehicle brake supplier Haldex AB reported lower third-quarter earnings and higher revenue as it increased sales slightly in North America.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

How Indiana Got to the ‘I-69 Finish Line’

Indiana I-69 Vehicles travel along Interstate 69 north of Angola, Ind. (Associated Press/Joe Raymond)

The Indiana Department of Transportation has dubbed Section 6 of the Interstate 69 project the “I-69 Finish Line.”

Michael Reschke | The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.)
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Virginia Board Approves I-81 Improvement Projects

Virginia I-81 Trucks rolling on I-81/77 in Wytheville, Va. (Russ MacNeil)

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved 31 projects for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Announces Audit of FMCSA Oversight on Driver Disqualifications

FMCSA Oversight Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has initiated an audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s oversight of truck driver disqualifications.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Pennsylvania’s Gas Politics Churn as Trump Embraces Industry

Pipeline marker A post marks the location of a shale gas pipeline in Zelienople, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

EXTON, Pa. — For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state.

Marc Levy | Associated Press
October 23, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Colonial Pipeline Eyes Expansion for Nashville Jet Fuel Demand

Plane flying over Nashville sign Getty Images

The busiest U.S. fuel pipeline might expand jet fuel deliveries to respond to growing demand in Nashville.

October 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Federal Officials Highlight Disaster Mitigation Program

Disaster Mitigation Program People walk beside a damaged road surrounded by floodwaters after Hurricane Florence hit in Currie, N.C., last year. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — A Federal Emergency Management Agency official addressing a House transportation panel Oct. 22 touted a disaster mitigation program established last year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks Increased by Just Under 1% From 2017 to 2018

Highway traffic LM Otero/AP

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks increased by just under 1% from 2017 to 2018, to 4,951 from 4,905, according to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Says Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse Will Be Open to Other Agencies

Clearinghouse agency access A technician works on a drug test. (Quest Diagnostics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its plans to permit Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse records to be disclosed to agencies outside the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure compliance with drug testing regulations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019

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