Freight

Issues & Modes / Freight

As the American economy grows, so does the volume of freight. Expanding supply chains, just-in-time deliveries, and increasing competition means freight demand has grown faster than the population. Over 50 million tons of freight move across the U.S. transportation network every day on truck, train, barge, pipeline, and plane, with each mode responsible for carrying different goods in an interrelated network. Federal grant programs aim to target funding to freight bottlenecks and intermodal connectors while also supporting experiments in drone delivery. At the local level, policymakers are placing emphasis on managing curb space, reducing emissions, and more efficiently using space to deliver packages, food, and other essentials.

House Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Maritime Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On Friday, May 29, the House Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled “The Status of the...

Senate Commerce Committee OKs Bills, Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a business meeting on May 20 to approve various bills and nominations...

FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week issued a long-awaited final rule making some changes in the hours-of-service...

Webinar: How Disruptions to Our Transportation System Can Impact Food Supply

Immediate concerns about the ability of the food supply chain to meet customer demand have abated following the initial wave of panic...

Senate Panel Approves Water Resources Bill, May Be Combined With Highway Bill On Senate Floor

On May 6, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee gave its unanimous approval to two water infrastructure bills, which may be...

Senate Committee Leaders Release New Water Legislation

The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on April 21 released draft text of two periodic...

Final Version of $2 Trillion COVID Response Bill Has $114 Billion for Transportation

5:40 a.m. 3/26/2020 update: Earlier this morning, the Senate passed H.R. 748, as amended with the coronavirus aid package, by a vote of...

Rapid Response Webinar: The Coronavirus Relief Package & Transportation

In this Rapid Response webinar, Eno's Jeff Davis will explain and analyze the billions of dollars in emergency assistance that will be...

Truckers, Barrasso Spar Over Truck-Only VMT Tax

A nasty spat has erupted between the trucking lobby and the chairman of the Senate committee that funds the federal-aid highway...

Senate Subcommittee Revisits Air Cargo Security Needs

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security had a field hearing on the scanning and screening of air cargo on February 25 at Logan...

The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control said this week it is expecting that the COVID-19 virus will spread to the United States. With cases and...

Guest Op-Ed: Don’t Be Fooled; Same-Day Delivery Isn’t Really Free

50 years ago, when normal people could change their own oil, a mechanic in a television advertisement counseled that replacing the oil...

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