Transportation News and Insights
National Infrastructure Week was a week-long event centered around educating America’s public about the relevance of infrastructure to the nation’s economy, workers, and communities. While members of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure talked about raising revenues to fund infrastructure, there’s been a lot of talking, but no walking.
The 6th annual National Infrastructure Week is a week-long event centered around educating America’s public about the relevance of infrastructure to the nation’s economy, workers, and communities. It’s meant to educate individuals and organizations alike by hosting events, showcasing state-of-the-art projects, and discussing topics in infrastructure.
The month of April ended on a high note for the American economy, with unemployment falling below 4 percent for the first time since the close of 2000. However, new employment in trucking specifically fell short last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is the first time in eight months hiring in the trucking industry has hit a downturn.
From democratic senators to George W. Bush’s former EPA administrator, democrats and republicans alike have penned letters to the EPA expressing concerns ranging from the hazardous outcomes of pollution, to the faulty, unethical research in which the repeal is grounded.
Is the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposition to reverse an Obama administration decision limiting the number of glider kits manufactured this year a potentially dangerous decision motivated by industry greed? Legislators on both sides of the aisle seem to think so.
In their recent survey, the American Transportation Research Institute outlined three strategies targeting the growing scarcity of truck parking, including educating the public sector on the safety consequences resulting from closing public parking facilities and failing to expand truck parking availability.
Now that the ELD mandate is officially in the enforcement phase, these devices require stringent adherence to the 11-hour rule since most truckers now can’t fudge on paper logs. This leads to more drivers hitting their time limits and being forced to park. But what happens when there simply isn’t enough parking to go around?
The recent Mid-America Trucking show was a lively one, to say the least. However, did all the ruckus created by those in attendance set the ball in motion for real change when it comes to Hours of Service regulations?
Starting April 1, carriers not equipped with ELDs will be placed out of service, along with the driver, and will remain out of service for 10 hours. Joe DeLorenzo, director of FMCSA's Office of Compliance and Enforcement, claims the transition from using Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs), paper logs, and other logging software to ELDs is going smoothly, with a "steadily increasing" compliance rate of 96 percent.
The trucking industry is facing a crisis when it comes to the truck driver shortage. Could women be the solution? Read to find out what it's like for females to work in a male-dominated industry like trucking.
While the U.S. excels in many areas, our country falls short in an important area: training for professional drivers.
FMCSA has increased regulation of the CDL training and certification process in hopes of turning out a safer-driving, more knowledgeable workforce. With a compliance date of February 2020, the ELDT final rule establishes comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a CDL or certain endorsements.
When it comes to the Electronic Logging Device mandate, many trucking companies have concerns ranging from the cost of implementing ELDS in their fleet, to the conflict of ELDs and traffic congestion. Here's the lowdown on ELDS, and what they could mean for the trucking industry.
While the transportation industry is largely in agreement with President Trump's calls for infrastructure improvements, many are skittish about talk of “Trump Tolls,” and are concerned about issues like the looming insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
The Trump administration’s legislative goals outlined in the “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” revolve around six principles. Read more about these principles here.
Why did the American Society of Civil Engineers give America's infrastructure a D+, and what does that mean for both those in the transportation industry and the average American household? Read here to find out.