NHTSA announced on Jan. 14 a final rule to update its safety standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems.
COVID-19 vaccinations are in the news constantly, but how is the overall effort going? Also, homeland security lists its concerns for 2021.
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Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.
Do you have questions on the complex and often thorny hours-of-service rules? Maybe a better question would be – are there any truckers who wouldn’t like expert clarification on one area or another? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration invites CDL holders to brush up on hours-of-service rules with a live question and answer session […]
Despite the first monthly job loss across all industries in seven years because of devastating hurricanes, transportation jobs overall scored an eighth consecutive month of job gains in September. The transport sector netted 21,800 jobs to the economy. Trucking jobs were down a smidge after a significant decrease in August. So far, the trucking subsector […]
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle are preparing for another potential hurricane this weekend as Tropical Storm Nate is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 storm and reach landfall on Saturday. Louisiana and Alabama have declared states of emergency, while declarations of emergencies have remained local in Mississippi. As of publication time, Tropical […]
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 […]