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FHWA Monitoring States' Progress on Modernizing Roadway Inventory Data

Tue, 2018-01-16 16:15
WASHINGTON — Back in 2016, the Federal Highway Administration gave states a 10-year window to modernize their data collection systems to help better pinpoint hot spots for accidents and congestion on their roads. Nearly two years into the project, it appears that the decadelong grace period was a good idea.

Diesel Hits Three-Year High, Rises 3.2¢ to $3.028 a Gallon

Tue, 2018-01-16 15:00
The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 3.2 cents to $3.028, its highest price in three years, while the cost of crude slipped below $64 a barrel.

Minority Fellow Studies Truck Air Quality

Tue, 2018-01-16 14:30
The Transportation Research Board this year named 21 students from 14 schools its TRB Minority Student Fellows as part of its work promoting minority participation in transportation. The 9-year-old program provides funding for students from select historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions to attend TRB’s annual meeting and present their research papers.

Ports of Virginia, Oakland Set Records in 2017

Tue, 2018-01-16 14:15
The Port of Virginia and the Port of Oakland, Calif., set records for annual container traffic in 2017, according to two announcements.

Oak Hill Capital Agrees To Buy Safe Fleet Holdings

Tue, 2018-01-16 14:15
Ownership of Safe Fleet Holdings has changed hands, with Oak Hill Capital Partners agreeing to buy the business from The Sterling Group.

FMC Urged to Set Guidelines for Detention, Demurrage Charges

Tue, 2018-01-16 13:15
WASHINGTON — Cargo owners and trucking companies urged the Federal Maritime Commission to set guidelines on detention and demurrage charges when unforeseen circumstances take place, such as a weather emergency or labor slowdown.

Medium-Duty Segment Ends Year With Steady Growth

Tue, 2018-01-16 13:15
U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks climbed 5.4% in December, with only Class 6 volumes dipping from a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Stay Metrics Hires Jerry Scott as Chief Operating Officer

Tue, 2018-01-16 13:00
Stay Metrics, a provider of driver engagement, training and retention solutions for the transportation industry, hired Jerry Scott as chief operating officer.

Federal Agency in Design Phase of Long-Term Research on Truck Driver Health

Tue, 2018-01-16 13:00
WASHINGTON — A federal research agency that focuses on the study of worker safety and health is in the design stages of a major longitudinal study to track changes in longhaul truck drivers’ health status and the factors associated with those changes.

With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

Tue, 2018-01-16 13:00
After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

Peoples Services Buys B&M Storage

Tue, 2018-01-16 12:00
Peoples Services expanded its warehouse footprint in the Southeast with the purchase of the assets of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based B&M Storage & Distribution.

Meritor Launches North American Rebuilder Program for Axle Carriers

Tue, 2018-01-16 12:00
Component supplier Meritor Inc. launched its authorized rebuilder program in North America for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products.

Consumers See Higher Wage Growth, Inflation in Fed Survey

Tue, 2018-01-16 12:00
U.S. consumer expectations for wage growth rose in December to the highest level in three years, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey.

US Chamber of Commerce to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road and Bridge Upgrades

Tue, 2018-01-16 11:30
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will call for increasing the federal gas tax by 25 cents a gallon over the next five years to help pay for rebuilding U.S. roads and bridges as part of its push for a federal infrastructure initiative this year.

Liquid Environmental Expands Operations in Texas

Tue, 2018-01-16 11:30
The latest acquisition by Liquid Environmental Solutions, a Dallas-based company that collects, treats and recycles industrial wastewater and cooking oil, occurred in its own backyard.

Regulators to Seek More Input for Autonomous Vehicle Rule Revisions

Tue, 2018-01-16 11:15
U.S. transportation regulators plan to take another step toward rewriting federal rules hampering the development and adoption of autonomous technologies — from cars and trucks to buses and trains.

Schneider Chief Financial Officer Lori Lutey to Retire

Tue, 2018-01-16 11:00
Schneider National Inc. announced that Chief Financial Officer Lori Lutey will be retiring within the next six months in order to spend more time with family and friends.

NAFTA Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada

Tue, 2018-01-16 10:45
The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp NAFTA will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos.

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 16: LiveOnWeb’s 2018 Government Outlook

Tue, 2018-01-16 10:45
Approval of a provision that would clarify meal-and-rest break rules for truckers will be delayed if Congress clears for President Donald Trump this week a short-term funding measure. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Toledo Port Sees Increase in Cargo Tonnage

Tue, 2018-01-16 10:30
Rebounding iron ore traffic led a nearly 16% increase in cargo tonnage through the Port of Toledo during 2017, and a port official said this year’s expected groundbreaking for a new iron smelter near the port should boost that cargo further in future years.