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Impact & Regulations

Safety panel: Government conflict on pay rules hurts driver retention

July 19, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A long-standing gap between how the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Labor view driver wages must be bridged before the trucking industry will have a shot at curing its chronic driver retention problem, according to a […]


Impact & Regulations

US Senate Confirms Senior Transportation Nominee, Others Await Consideration

July 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A nominee for a senior policy post at the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate while other DOT nominees await votes before the full chamber or in committee. The Senate easily confirmed Carlos Monje as […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Federal Leaders Host Roundtable With Trucking Executives

July 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Federal officials met with trucking industry representatives to discuss driver retention and supply chain issues July 8. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was joined by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at the […]


Impact & Regulations

Feds award $275 million to ease truck congestion

June 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Highway expansion projects aimed at improving the flow of truck freight in seven parts of the country will collect roughly $275 million from federal coffers in the latest round of discretionary grants awards. The projects account for approximately 30% of […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden sends federal motor fuels tax packing, Washington insider says

June 29, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

President Joe Biden has thrust a dagger into the heart of the federal motor fuels tax and, with it, the trust fund that’s long been dedicated to paying for highway projects. So says Randy Mullett, a multidecade veteran of the […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

US House Highway Bill Includes $1 Billion in Truck Parking Grants

June 24, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Funding to expand parking facilities for truck drivers around the country is included in comprehensive highway policy legislation expected before the U.S. House of Representatives during the week of June 28. The highway bill’s provision, championed by Rep. Mike Bost […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

US House Highway Bill to Reach Floor This Month

June 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Floor consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives of legislation that would update the country’s surface transportation policies is expected as early as this month. Leaders in the Democratic caucus recently assigned the five-year, $547 billion highway policy measure to […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Will the Carbon Intensity Indicator re-shape the shipping industry?

June 18, 2021

Via: Splash 247

The regulations that support the process of decarbonizing the shipping industry will do far more than reduce carbon dioxide emissions; they will create unprecedented transparency on which are the most efficient and which the least efficient vessels. With the focus […]


Impact & Regulations

Ohio DOT Study Considers Toledo-Columbus Corridor

June 14, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking public participation as it conducts a corridor study of U.S. Route 23, a vital freight link between Columbus and Toledo. U.S. 23 is a north-south route that winds from Jacksonville, Fla., to Mackinaw […]


Impact & Regulations

Connecticut to enact highway fee for trucks

June 10, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to sign a bill passed this week by state lawmakers that, beginning January 2023, will impose a tax of up to 17.5 cents per mile on heavy trucks that use Connecticut’s roadways. The tax,, […]