Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Engineers Give D+ Grade to US Infrastructure — Again

WASHINGTON — The country’s infrastructure again received a near-failing grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers, highlighting a lack of improvement four years after the group’s last assessment.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2017
Government, Safety

Senate Panel to Examine Truck Safety March 14

Truck safety concerns will be the focus of a Senate subcommittee hearing March 14.

Transport Topics
March 8, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Virginia Increases Availability of TWICs at DMVs

As reported in Transport Topics in early December 2016, (12-12, pp. 4, 43) American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear told a roundtable of lawmakers at a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C., that the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, represents the future of secure transportation.

Richard D. Holcomb | Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
March 6, 2017
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Logistics

Editorial: Week Spent Looking to the Future

Conference halls from coast to coast were teeming with talk of transportation last week, with no shortage of prognostications from industry leaders about what the future holds.

Transport Topics
March 6, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Sen. Fischer Touts Her Infrastructure Bill at AASHTO

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer called on state transportation directors to consider the legislation she recently introduced that would transfer funds into the Highway Trust Fund.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Logistics

Letters: Entry-Level Driver Training; Accident Reporting

This week's letters present thoughts on the entry-level driver-training proposal and on sharing accident data.

February 27, 2017
Business, Safety

Large Carriers Gain Unexpected Allies in Favor of Hair Tests to Detect Drug Use

Quest Diagnostics

A request by six large motor carriers to allow hair samples in pre-employment drug testing for drivers in lieu of the current mandate for urine samples drew first-round comments that ranged from motor carriers and a college official to a drug testing lab and a Catholic diocese.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2017
Business, Safety, Autonomous, Fuel, Government, Logistics, Technology

ATA Voices Support for New NACV Show

American Trucking Associations will be a supporter of the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show that debuts in Atlanta on Sept. 25-29.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 27, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Maverick’s Vaughn Named Transport Topics’ First Recruiter of the Year

NASHVILLE — Brad Vaughn, vice president of recruiting for Maverick Transportation of North Little Rock, Arkansas, was named the winner of Transport Topics’ first Recruiter of the Year award as the Recruitment and Retention Conference concluded here on Feb. 24.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Opinion: Does the $75,000 Broker Bond Make Sense?

Brokers, freight forwarders and nonvessel operating common carriers, or NVOCC, are required by federal law to carry a surety bond in the event they fail to pay the carrier that performs the move on the shipments they broker. On Dec. 1, 2013, the $75,000 broker bond went into effect — up from the previous bond requirement of $10,000.

February 20, 2017