The Latest

Federal, News

FHWA report reveals urban congestion has not improved

Time spent in traffic in urban areas has not improved much, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s Urban Congestion Trends report.

State

Michigan lawmakers pursue local road funding aid

Michigan legislators are busy taking up pursuit of changes to help improve effectiveness by state and local governments to fund road and bridge repairs.

Equipment, News

Future tech considered, technicians congratulated at TMC event

Engineers at the TMC fall meeting discussed changes brought by new tech, such as cameras replacing rearview mirrors and the potential of autonomous trucks.

Federal

Hours-of-service comments due Oct. 21

Nearly 7,200 people have submitted comments on FMCSA’s hours-of-service proposal. Are you one of them?

Federal

Ethics group levies more allegations against Rep. Cartwright

A congressman who introduced a bill to raise motor carriers’ minimum insurance requirement has been accused of failing to disclose his wife’s income.

News, Tolls

Georgia I-285 toll lanes delayed; I-75 truck lanes expedited

Completion of toll lanes near Atlanta has been delayed by a few years. However, truck lanes on I-75 south of Atlanta will open sooner than planned.

News, Safety & Security

Louisiana State University receives grant to study truck crashes

Louisiana State University was recently awarded more than three-quarters of a million dollars to study the causes of commercial motor vehicle crashes.

Federal, News

UPDATED – FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez leaving post

After less than two years on the job, FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez is leaving the position.

Crime & Courts, News, Tolls

Oral arguments for Rhode Island truck toll suit questions definition of a ‘tax’

ATA and RIDOT presented their oral arguments in a federal appeals court, which were based on whether tolls are taxes or fees under the Tax Injunction Act.

State

Washington trucking group asks FMCSA to preempt state break law

A petition from the Washington Trucking Associations to the FMCSA requests a determination to preempt the state’s rest break rules.