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Impact & Regulations

FAA amendments have landed

April 20, 2018

Via: Politico

IN THE WEEDS: Thursday marked the filing deadline for amendments to the House FAA bill, H.R. 4 (115), and we read through them so you don’t have to! Don’t worry, this will be condensed in tl;dr format. We’re expecting a […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Uber Makes Peace With a Data-Sharing Deal for Cities

April 16, 2018

Via: Wired

THE TRUCE BETWEEN two old foes—city governments and secretive private companies like Uber—began at the curb. If you think the curb seems an unlikely Appomattox, you haven’t been pay attention. Today, the curb represents the most contested space in the […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Panama Canal Authority to Sanction Tug Captains

April 13, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Panama Canal Authority launched a process to sanction certain tug captains that refused to transit ships through the expanded canal, thus impacting the traffic through the Neopanamax locks, the authority said. “The decision is based on the fact that […]


Impact & Regulations

New Hampshire Road Usage Fee Proposal Moves to Senate Hearings

April 11, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

With cars becoming more fuel-efficient, the revenue from gasoline taxes is declining, leaving New Hampshire with inadequate funds to maintain roads and bridges, according to state Rep. Norman Major (R-Plaistow), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Major has […]


Impact & Regulations

FMCSA Grants Fuel Tank Drivers 5-Year Rest-Break Exemption

April 10, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a five-year exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement for trucks hauling petroleum products and will allow fuel trucks to operate 12 hours a day without triggering the requirement under certain conditions. FMCSA […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Trucking Prices Are About to Rise Even More

April 2, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A U.S. trucking shortage that has pushed up freight costs for everything from cereal to toothbrushes is about to get worse. On April 1, police nationwide began enforcing rules requiring most big rigs to use electronic logging devices to record […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump to Cite Cost, Safety for Auto Emissions Rollback, Sources Say

March 30, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Trump administration will argue that the high cost of meeting Obama-era fuel economy standards discourages motorists from trading in less-efficient vehicles, as it sets about weakening the rules, said people familiar with the discussions. The Environmental Protection Agency already […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

California’s Ready to Retaliate if Trump Cuts Vehicle Emission Rules, Sources Say

March 27, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

As the Trump administration begins to dismantle Barack Obama’s ambitious auto efficiency regulations, California is said to be poised to retaliate by doing something that automakers have feared: de-coupling the state’s rules with those set in Washington. The U.S. Environmental […]


Impact & Regulations

Arizona Governor Indefinitely Suspends Uber is Testing Of Self-Driving Cars

March 27, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

A fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle has prompted Arizona’s governor to order the ride-sharing company to cease testing of its autonomous vehicles on the state’s public roadways. In a letter addressed to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Gov. Doug […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Regulators Are Asleep at the Wheel on Self-Driving Cars

March 26, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The companies and officials influencing the development of self-driving technology offered a wide variety of reactions to the death of a pedestrian struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle March 18. Uber Technologies Inc. suspended the testing of its self-driving cars […]