Government
Government, Equipment, TCA

First New Hampshire Turnpike Toll Hike in 10 Years Proposed

Allegra Boverman/Union Leader

A proposed 50% increase in turnpike tolls - the first systemwide hike in 10 years - would speed up existing reconstruction projects on Interstate 293 in Manchester, N.H., in Concord, N.H. and on the Seacoast; fund new projects; and eliminate the two ramp tolls at the F.E. Everett Turnpike exits in Merrimack, N.H. according to a new state report.

Kevin Landrigan | The New Hampshire Union Leader
November 28, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 27: Congress’ End-of-the-Year Tasks

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (left), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (left) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are among congressional Republican leaders who are urging the passage of tax reform legislation before the end of the year. (PBS News Hour via YouTube)

With December fast approaching, congressional leaders are rushing to finalize an ambitious to-do list that includes tax reform, funding for the federal government, immigration policy and disaster relief for regions struck by hurricanes. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Cummins' Tim Proctor on Customizing Power Solutions

Video: Cummins' Tim Proctor, left, talks with TT's Roger Gilroy about meeting the fuel economy needs of customers who are concerned about global warming.

Transport Topics
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Boosts Emergency Aid for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Hurricane Maria YouTube

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive additional funds to help agencies there pay for highway infrastructure that was damaged by back-to-back hurricanes in September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Nov. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017
Government

NCDOT Plans to Fully Reopen Stretch of I-40 by Christmas

I-40 in North Carolina TT File Photo

Travelers using Interstate 40 to pass through Raleigh, N.C., can expect lanes that have been under construction for the past few years to be restored by Christmas, according to North Carolina Department of Transportation Spokesman Steve Abbott.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELD Resources: Websites Offer Information, Product Reviews

Omnitracs ELD Omnitracs

With the electronic logging device mandate quickly approaching, websites for ELD information and reviews have emerged to help carriers sift through the multitude of systems on the market and find the right fit for their operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?

Siemens

The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be fading if a new pilot project to convert them to part-time electric vehicles sticks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Opinion: Time to Move Forward With ELD Mandate

On Dec. 18, the electronic logging device rule will take effect, marking an important step forward for the trucking industry.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Moving to ELDs: Carriers, Law Enforcement Prepare for Mandate

ELD example KeepTruckin

After years of anticipation and debate, the federal mandate of electronic logging devices is nearly here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 22, 2017
Government, Business

Infrastructure Funding Talks Expected to Gain Momentum After Tax Reform Concludes

Reed Cordish Reed Cordish via Internet Association/YouTube

Passage of a Republican-led tax reform bill will kick off negotiations on an infrastructure funding measure that transportation leaders and President Donald Trump argue is badly needed for improving connectivity across freight corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017

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