Issue / Trucking

House Hearing Looks at Trucking Workforce, Safety Concerns

June 13, 2019 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing on Wednesday, June 12....

Transportation Opportunities for a Green New (Infrastructure) Deal

May 23, 2019 Last week, transportation and infrastructure professionals convened around the country to discuss priorities for a...

President’s FY20 Budget Cuts DOT Appropriations $4.8 Billion, Meets FAST Act HTF Spending Targets, Keeps $200B Infrastructure Placeholder

March 11, 2019  President Trump has released a fiscal year 2020 budget request today that calls for $84.1 billion in gross...

Senate Commerce Examines Infrastructure Needs

February 14, 2019 Yesterday, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, convened...

Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”

January 25, 2019 The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives has energized progressives, and many are choosing to spend...

FMCSA Issues Order Preempting California State Law on Trucker Meal/Rest Breaks

December 21, 2018 At 5:15 p.m. today – the Friday before Christmas – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced...

New Rule Allows States to Issue One-Year Commercial Learner’s Permits

December 21, 2018 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a new rule to allow State Driver Licensing...

Can Common Carrier Locker Systems Solve Urban Freight Challenges?

October 25, 2018 With the growth of e-commerce, U.S. cities are seeing more truck traffic than ever. As more of these trucks crowd...

Truck Sales Surge As HTF Tax Receipts Increase 5 Percent

October 19, 2018 The booming economy and corporate tax cuts caused a surge in the sales of heavy trucks and trailers in fiscal year...

USDOT Outlays Drop 1.2% in FY18; TIFIA Estimates, Airport Grant Displacement, High-Speed Rail to Blame

October 17, 2018 The books have closed on fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, and this week, the Treasury Department...

2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years

October 5, 2018 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the annual estimate of fatalities from highway accidents...

4-Bill “Minibus” Including DOT Appropriations Slips as CR Drama Unfolds

September 21, 2018 Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the...

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