The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $2 trillion relief package to help Americans, small businesses and industries affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 crisis develops, the government is working to make it easier for truckers to do their jobs. Also, Jon Osburn says folks are helping out.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the administration’s plans to add lanes to three key transportation routes. Privatization deals would be tapped to get the work done. Specifically, plans detailed late last month call for adding four lanes to Interstate 270, the Maryland portion of the Capital Beltway, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The Republican governor’s […]
The week ending Sept. 30 marks the end of a quarter, when shippers are pushing to move freight out the door before closing their financial statements. Combine that with 3.2 percent less capacity and 5.4 percent more available loads on DAT MembersEdge and you can see why load-to-truck ratios for van freight is in uncharted […]
It’s a stat that has been growing ever since fuel prices began dropping in 2015 and reaching record lows in 2016: miles traveled in the U.S. According to the Federal Highway Administration’s latest Traffic Volume Trends, miles traveled in July reached a new record high. American motorists drove nearly 284 billion vehicle miles traveled in […]
The full text to a bill introduced by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would force the U.S. Department of Transportation to push through a final rule to require testing of sleep apnea for truck drivers and railroad workers has been released. As expected, S1833 includes the same language as the House version, HR3882. Both bills would “require the […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in July trucks moved more than 63 percent of NAFTA freight – with trains, planes, ships and pipelines picking up the rest. All five modes experienced an increase in freight year to year for the third consecutive month. The value of freight hauled across […]
Self-driving cars are another step closer to becoming a reality after the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has moved S.1885, or the AV START Act, to the Senate floor. In addition to several amendments, an exemption for large commercial vehicles is still intact. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the committee unanimously passed the self-driving […]
Work continues this fall at the Pennsylvania statehouse. One House bill introduced in recent weeks would implement restrictions on the state’s use of automated license plate readers. The practice of tracking drivers’ movements through automated license plate readers, or ALPRs, has the attention of state officials in Pennsylvania and around the country. The devices are […]
Crime & Courts, News
Authorities in Louisiana are searching for a person who attempted to rob a truck stop last month. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office posted a news release on Wednesday to ask the public for help identifying an attempted armed robber at the Relay Station truck stop and casino on Sept. 17. According to the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, […]
Bills in the House and Senate aim to force the U.S. Department of Transportation to push through a final rule that would require testing of obstructive sleep apnea for truck drivers and railroad workers. Last week, Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced a bill in the House that would “require the Secretary of Transportation to publish a final […]
One of the first actions by President Donald Trump after taking office was a freeze on impending regulations with a promise of a full regulatory review. The Department of Transportation took the official first step of launching the review of DOT-related regulations – including trucking regulations – on Monday. The DOT published the notification of […]