Saturday, June 24, 2017
The Nation
DOT asks transportation stakeholders to identify ‘obstacles’ to building projects

DOT asks transportation stakeholders to identify ‘obstacles’ to building projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a formal request for industry stakeholders to help federal officials "identify unnecessary obstacles to transportation infrastructure projects."

OOIDA's appeal on ELDs will not be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

OOIDA's appeal on ELDs will not be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court by a national association of small-business truckers will not be reviewed. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) contends that a mandate to electronically track commercial truck drivers was never about safety and that the government was never able to demonstrate how such a mandate would improve safety.

Police chase of speeding 18-wheeler ends in fiery crash

Police chase of speeding 18-wheeler ends in fiery crash

ARLINGTON, Texas — A police chase of a speeding 18-wheeler ended with a fiery crash here Friday afternoon.

FMCSA issues two proposals that could ease the CDL process

FMCSA issues two proposals that could ease the CDL process

WASHINGTON— The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Friday that the agency is issuing two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers.

Trump promises "first-class" infrastructure system for U.S.

Trump promises "first-class" infrastructure system for U.S.

CINCINNATI — President Donald Trump promised on June 7 to create a “first-class” system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to generate $1 trillion in investment to pay for construction projects that most public officials agree are badly needed and long overdue

U.S. NAFTA freight totals $100.3B in March as all modes carry more freight than 2016

U.S. NAFTA freight totals $100.3B in March as all modes carry more freight than 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. NAFTA freight totaled $100.3 billion in current dollars as all five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in March 2017 compared to March 2016, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

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