ARLINGTON, Va. (Jan. 21, 2015) — The amount of freight moved by truck increased 3.5 percent in 2014 over 2013 and the outlook for 2015 is positive as well, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
The importance of improving our road and bridges became a policy highlight of President Obama’s State of the Union address, when he said that “21st-century businesses need 21st-century infrastructure – modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest Internet.” His solution was for more public funding. Yet, another solution that would help maintain our infrastructure at no new cost to American taxpayers has gone ignored for years.
In the State of the Union address last night President Obama called on Congress to finance infrastructure projects that will boost key industries including trucking…
President Obama is expected to use his State of the Union address to make a big announcement about infrastructure projects meant to help industries – including trucking. The State of the Union address is set to start at 9 p.m. EST tonight (Jan. 20, all major TV networks and c-span.org).
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to drastically improve safety in the nation’s commercial trucking industry and require that people with medical conditions be deemed medically fit for duty before they can operate vehicles. It also wants to improve rail tank car safety and work to ensure that pilots, crews, operators and others develop and follow effective procedures and training…
Former US Energy & Transport Safety Chief, Brigham McCown, calls on Congress to allow 33-foot LTL twin trailers in freight transportation industry in this op-ed in The Hill’s Congress Blog.
This DC Velocity article takes a look at the challenges shippers and carriers are facing in the trucking market due to a rise in demand, shortage of drivers and increasing decrees from government.
This post on the Exchange Blog from Ryder highlighted a new rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation that eliminates a burdensome daily paperwork requirement for professional truck drivers — an estimated $1.7 billion paperwork burden to the trucking industry.
A recent article from Transport Topics looks at how FedEx kicked off what they expect to be their busiest day in company history.