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Trump to Kick Off Infrastructure Drive With Air-Traffic Proposal

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

President Donald Trump will send Congress a proposal to hand over control of the U.S. air-traffic control system to a nonprofit corporation, part of a weeklong push for his infrastructure plan, said Gary Cohn, the White House's chief economic adviser.

Mark Niquette and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2017
Government

Landmark CSA Study Nears

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

A comprehensive National Academy of Sciences study of the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program likely will recommend sweeping changes to the program that is slated to play a significant role in how federal regulators assign motor carrier safety ratings, according to executives who have been following public proceedings about the research.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Senators to Question Chao on Infrastructure, Budget

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is headed to Capitol Hill to field questions from senators critical of the Trump administration’s 10-year infrastructure plan and proposal to reduce funding for transportation programs.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Growing Pains From Progress

With East Coast ports beginning to welcome the largest containerships capable of passing through the recently expanded Panama Canal, trucking will soon feel the effects of this new era in shipping.

June 5, 2017
Government, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Differ on Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Ahead of Tighter GHG, Mileage Standards

Yokohama Tire Corp.

As tightening federal greenhouse gas emission standards are pushing trucking toward low-rolling-resistance tires for trucks and trailers, several fleets are re- porting mixed results on the fuel efficiency, cost, durability and even safety of these tires.

Fran Matso Lysiak and Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Reporters
June 5, 2017
Government

House Transport Panel Passes Two Bills to Assist Veterans in Obtaining CDLs

Legislation that would help military personnel obtain commercial driver licenses easily advanced through a House panel in May.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government, Business

Freight, Construction Groups Push Back on Trump’s Efforts to Defund TIGER Grants

Bob Nichols/USDA

Groups representing the highway freight and construction sectors are pressuring members of Congress to continue to fund Obama-era infrastructure grants the Trump administration is proposing to eliminate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government

Trump Budget Would Raise $16 Billion to Protect Pensions

Companies contributing to multiemployer pensions would pay significantly more in premiums under a budget proposal from President Donald Trump released in May.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Tire Makers Work to Develop Product Lines That Promote Greater Fuel Efficiency

Tire makers say they continue to develop more fuel-efficient products ahead of tighter greenhouse gas emissions standards.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
June 5, 2017
Government

Legislation Advances to Ease Process for Military Personnel to Obtain Commercial Driver Licenses

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Legislation that would facilitate access for military personnel to obtain commercial driver licenses was easily advance by a House panel in May.

Transport Topics
June 2, 2017

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