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23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association continues to fight on behalf of its members for relief from the mandate requiring electronic logging devices on most commercial vehicles.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
An outline of the White House?s infrastructure plan has leaked, giving the public a better idea of what may be in store for future legislation. The rough plan relies on federal grants for a large portion of the programs and allows more flexibility to toll interstates.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
A major initiative at the Colorado statehouse to help get transportation work done is scheduled to get a first hearing today. The Senate Transportation Committee is expected to discuss legislation that would divert state sales and use tax revenue from the state?s general fund to the state highway fund. SB1 would also refer a ballot measure to voters this fall.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
Bonds for the Cobequid Pass in Nova Scotia are nearly paid off, which means tolls will be eliminated for motorists sometime in 2019. Well, not all motorists. Nova Scotia?s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is considering keeping tolls indefinitely for truckers and non-Nova Scotia residents.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
While the clock continues to tick down on the public?s opportunity to comment on some ELD exemption requests, federal regulators have added more time for the public to weigh in on other matters related to last month?s mandate.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
Efforts remain active at the Ohio statehouse to benefit motor carriers wanting to bring more drivers into the trucking industry. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is opposed to the legislation.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
Lane use is a seemingly always evolving issue from state to state. The trend continues in the opening weeks of 2018.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
Eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. More than 20 other states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. So does this mean that commercial motor vehicle drivers can partake?

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
It sounds like the US DOT is using social media as part of its secret sauce to make predictive analysis. At least one company is already trying something similar to help carriers screen and hire drivers, writes John Bendel, Land Line contributing editor-at-large.

23 Jan 2018 at 12:00am
Dirty oil can lead to many problems in your truck?s engine. Mark Reddig gets examples from Jerry Sims of Gulf Cost Oil Filters. Communities around Ohio could have to back up the claim that ticket cameras are more about safety than they are about profit. Land Line?s Keith Goble tells us more. The Senate reached an agreement yesterday paving the way to end the government shutdown, at least until February. Jay Grimes of OOIDA?s Washington, D.C., office, talks about what happens next.

23 Jan 2018 at 10:30pm
Canadian National Railway reported earnings more than doubled in the fourth quarter, although the final figures were bolstered by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

23 Jan 2018 at 10:00pm
Two entrepreneurs are introducing an autonomous vehicle and electric cargo bike designed to reduce the costs arising from the last-mile delivery and returns of e-commerce merchandise in urban areas.

23 Jan 2018 at 9:30pm
Trump took his first big step toward erecting trade barriers on Jan. 22 by slapping new ?safeguard? duties on solar-panel and washing machine imports to protect U.S. industry. The decision could fray nerves at this week?s round of negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revamp NAFTA. Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the pact ? and now he?s shown that he?s ready to put harsh words on trade into action.

23 Jan 2018 at 9:00pm
CSX Corp. will adopt a new resolution Feb. 7 to require CEOs to undergo annual independent medical evaluations after a shareholder lobbied the company to do so shortly after Hunter Harrison?s death.

23 Jan 2018 at 8:45pm
Maine Gov. Paul LePage took a step Jan. 17 toward regulating a rapidly emerging automotive technology that in the not-too-distant future could find self-driving cars, trucks and buses operating on Maine roads.

23 Jan 2018 at 8:15pm
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about an accident involving a Tesla Inc. Model S sedan that rear-ended a firetruck on a freeway near Los Angeles on Jan. 22, the agency said.

23 Jan 2018 at 8:15pm
Trillium CNG, the nation?s second-largest provider of compressed natural gas fuel and related services, is expanding the type of alternative fuels it offers and will underscore how they are produced upstream to maximize emission reductions.

23 Jan 2018 at 8:00pm
ATLANTA ? YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch and an executive at Union Pacific predicted that tax reform will drive further economic growth and higher freight demand, but voiced concerns about the future of NAFTA and the continued challenge of attracting younger workers during a logistics conference here.

23 Jan 2018 at 7:00pm
Low-cost truck tire imports, particularly those from China, have cut into domestic new-tire sales over the past five years. But they?ve had an even more dramatic effect on the U.S. retread tire industry.

23 Jan 2018 at 7:00pm
A six-page document that is purported to be a draft outline of President Donald Trump?s high-profile infrastructure plan is drawing criticism from trucking industry groups due to its focus on expanding tolling across the country and for commercializing interstate rest areas.

23 Jan 2018 at 8:50pm
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, moving forward on a project within the Harbor District that will expedite the movement of cargo while mitigating its impact on the environment.

19 Jan 2018 at 7:31pm
Global express delivery and logistics service provider DHL rolled out the inaugural edition of its Global Trade Barometer, which it said is an early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade. The company said that this will be published quarterly and is the result of a partnership between DHL and Accenture, whom will provide data modeling and predictive analytics to forecast future trends for DHL.

19 Jan 2018 at 2:11pm
A letter sent to the White House this week by the Rail Customer Coalition (RCC), which is a large coalition of trade associations representing the manufacturing, energy, and agricultural industries reliant on railroads, called for President Trump to appoint new members and a Chair to the Surface Transportation Board.

19 Jan 2018 at 7:52am
Freight volumes, Intermodal containers and trailers headed up 5% to 270,586, ahead of the 207,216 recorded for the week ending January 6.

18 Jan 2018 at 5:33pm
Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability.

18 Jan 2018 at 4:15pm
December national averages for dry and reefer (refrigerated) van rates, respectively, saw 2017 highs, said DAT, and the national average flatbed rate was even with its high for the year, too.

18 Jan 2018 at 3:30pm
A report recently issued by the Problem Solvers Caucus platform focuses on bipartisan policy solutions with an eye on augmenting United States? infrastructure. Entitled, ?Rebuilding America?s Infrastructure,? the report comes at a time when the current status of U.S. infrastructure planning, from both an operational and financial perspective, is somewhat stuck in neutral.

18 Jan 2018 at 3:25pm
With a focus on providing more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade through the usage of blockchain technology, ocean cargo giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and technology powerhouse IBM announced plans this week for a joint venture (JV). IBM and Maersk said that the objective of this JV is to provide a jointly developed global trade digitization platform that is built on open standards and designed for use by the entire global shipping ecosystem

18 Jan 2018 at 2:23pm
The transportation industry is focused on competition from the likes of Uber Eats, DoorDash, Roadie and Zifty, but we should be paying close attention to what?s occurring in the electric vehicle sphere.

17 Jan 2018 at 6:11pm
Compared to the same week a year ago, diesel?s average is up 44.3 cents. What?s more, this week?s price is the highest in three years, going back to the week of January 12, 2015, when it came in at $3.053 per gallon.

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