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Impact & Regulations

Study finds health risks in switching ships from diesel to ammonia fuel

July 11, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

As container ships the size of city blocks cross the oceans to deliver cargo, their huge diesel engines emit large quantities of air pollutants that drive climate change and have human health impacts. It has been estimated that maritime shipping […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA announces more than $123M in airport improvement grants

July 2, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced last week more than $123 million has been awarded to 235 airports in 35 states and the District of Columbia for airfield, safety, and other improvement projects. This is the […]


Impact & Regulations

US House bill includes $200M for truck parking

July 1, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

A member of Congress is leading the charge to create more truck parking to ease a headache-inducing problem drivers face daily. U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., is being praised by the American Trucking Associations for being “instrumental” in including $200 […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel benchmark up third straight week, but demand figures look weak

July 1, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Retail diesel prices measured by the Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration average retail price now have moved higher for three consecutive weeks, but it doesn’t appear to be on the back of higher consumption. The weekly DOE/EIA diesel price, used […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT appoints acting AI chief to lead FMCSA

June 26, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

The length of White’s tenure as the FMCSA’s top official will likely be determined by the outcome of this year’s presidential election. But his promotion to acting FMCSA chief and deputy administrator at the trucking industry’s primary safety regulator reflects […]


Impact & Regulations

Corn growers file legal challenge against EPA’s trucking emissions rule

June 25, 2024

Via: Transport Dive

The legal challenges come months after the EPA released its final emissions standards designed to reduce greenhouse gas impacts by phasing out traditional transportation fleets and encouraging the growth of battery-powered vehicles. The agency’s final rules, which became effective last […]


Impact & Regulations

Federal Highway Administration awards nearly $60M for speedy deployment of vehicle-to-everything technologies

June 24, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Through the Saving Lives with Connectivity: Accelerating V2X Deployment initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will award nearly $60 million to recipients in Arizona, Texas, and Utah looking to advance deployments of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies. Meant to promote road safety, […]


Impact & Regulations

NHTSA issues new fuel economy rule

June 11, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued new vehicle fuel economy standards that will increase economy by 2 percent annually for passenger cars for model years 2027-2031. Fuel economy will increase 2 percent annually for light trucks for model […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Ammonia-fueled marine engine cuts CO2 emissions by 50%

June 10, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

MW-class marine engine combustion technology that uses ammonia—a future renewable energy source—as fuel will be applied on-site for the first time in Korea. A ship engine fueled by ammonia is expected to accelerate its competitiveness in the global market, which […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Material testing technique could boost safety for travelers

June 10, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Civil and Natural Resource Engineering Professor Derek Warner, alongside his research partners, has developed a method for faster and cheaper fatigue testing for materials in cars, ships and planes with […]


Impact & Regulations

Legislation introduced to lower tire costs

June 5, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Monday, U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Emilia Sykes (D-OH) introduced legislation to lower tire costs by providing a tax credit for purchasing retreaded tires. The legislation, Retreaded Truck Tire Jobs, Supply Chain Security and Sustainability Act, would provide […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

What are the risks of hydrogen vehicles in tunnels?

May 28, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A team from Graz University of Technology has analyzed the risk and damage potential of hydrogen vehicles in tunnels and derived recommendations. Their conclusion? Any damage would be extensive, but its occurrence is unlikely. They presented the findings at The […]


Impact & Regulations

Moody’s, Fitch downgrade Forward Air debt; stock decline now above 90%

May 28, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Its stock having declined nearly 91% since the end of July, Forward Air now has been hit with two more downgrades of its debt rating. Moody’s Ratings last week downgraded the ratings of ClueOpCo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Forward […]


Impact & Regulations

Massachusetts DOT announces $37M in regional public transportation grants

May 21, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced it had awarded $37 million in grant funding available to support regional public transportation. The funding will be used to invest in vehicles, fleet electrification and transit services, authorities said. Funding […]


Impact & Regulations

CDL truck driving school shutters operations, files for bankruptcy

May 20, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

A CDL training school that had centers in Tacoma and Kent, Washington, as well as a third site in Portland, Oregon, has ceased operations and filed for bankruptcy liquidation. Pacific NW Professional Driving School, doing business as Toro Trucking Academy, […]


Impact & Regulations

House approves FAA Reauthorization

May 17, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for five years. HR 3935 was introduced in the House last year by U.S. Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO), […]


Impact & Regulations

Building a strong foundation for ESG compliance

May 16, 2024

Via: Splash 247

ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations have gone from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ in the maritime sector, spurred on by increasing regulation and the potential for ESG to be a commercial differentiator. While regulations specific to […]


Impact & Regulations

17 states sue to block California’s Advanced Clean Fleets rule

May 15, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

A group of states that loosely parallels those that filed suit last year to stop California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule have taken similar action against the state’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) rule, seeking to stop the ACF while it […]


Impact & Regulations

Check Call: Inspections for all

May 14, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Blitz week has arrived – although it’s not really a week, it’s only three days. May 14-16, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck takes place throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Typically the CVSA picks one major area of […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel takes another hit and may be driving down broader oil market

May 13, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

With the benchmark diesel price used for most fuel surcharges down for the fifth week in a row, diesel consumers should be reveling in the fact that market trends appear to have completely thrown out concerns about the Middle East […]