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Funding Bills to Dominate Congress’ Fall Legislative Agenda

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

When congressional funding leaders return to Washington on Oct. 15, they plan to cut through a tense political atmosphere and resume negotiations on their fiscal 2020 appropriations measures.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Safety

USDOT Targets Infrastructure Needs in Rural Areas

Vehicles on rural road Getty Images

Transportation priorities across rural areas will be the focus of an initiative recently established at the U.S. Department of Transportation, the country’s top transportation officer announced Oct. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Employers, Drivers Urged to Register for Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

FMCSA's drug and alcohol Clearinghouse. A technician tests a sample. (DrugTestingTV via YouTube)

SAN DIEGO — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials are encouraging motor carriers to register now on the agency’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database, aimed at ending job-hopping by drivers who fail their drug and alcohol test.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

For ATA’s New Chairman Randy Guillot, Life and Work Are Family Affairs

Randy Guillot is the new American Trucking Associations (ATA) chairman. Randy Guillot poses next to a truck operated by Triple G Express. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NEW ORLEANS — Business was going quite well for family-owned Triple G Express Inc. during the summer of 2005, as the city best known for its 24-hour nightlife, vibrant live music scene and spicy Cajun cuisine also served as a great base of operations for the intermodal motor carrier and its decades-old less-than-truckload affiliate, Southeastern Motor Freight Inc.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

New Chairman's Perspective: Connecting the Trucking Industry

From Randy Guillot: The business of moving freight is all about connection. The connection between shipper and carrier, between driver and vehicle, between technician and engine — all of these are critical.

Randy Guillot | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Grapples With Impact of Legalized Marijuana

Harold Sumerford, Greer Woodruff, Dr. Todd Simo, and Paul Enos J&M Tank Lines' Harold Sumerford (from left), J.B. Hunt's Greer Woodruff, HireRight's Todd Simo and Nevada Trucking Association's Paul Enos. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — The trucking industry needs to get out in front of the challenges it faces with the growing legalization of marijuana, according to the co-chairman of an American Trucking Associations working group studying the impact of controlled substances.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

EPA Honors 30 ATA Members for SmartWay Excellence

Sarah Dunham, EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality Cheryl Bynum, EPA's National Program Manager, congratulates SmartWay award recipients at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Thirty American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award at the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Mack Introduces Extended Chassis Fairing, Integrated ELD Option

Jonathan Randall, Mack’s senior vice president of North American sales and marketing Jonathan Randall is Mack’s senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Mack Trucks has introduced an extended chassis fairing option for its Mack Anthem models to enhance fuel economy through improved aerodynamics.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Representatives Honored With Trucking Awards

Chris Spear and Chris Maxwell Chris Spear (left) and Chris Maxwell by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Rhode Island Trucking Association President Chris Maxwell received the President’s Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award at American Trucking Associations’ annual industry gathering Oct. 7.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Spear Assesses State of the Industry

ATA President Chris Spear delivered his state of the industry address to MCE 2019 attendees Oct. 7, announcing the creation of a marijuana policy committee among other areas of focus for the next year. Eleanor Lamb recaps the address. 

October 7, 2019

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