Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Nation
Truck-involved fatality rate declines 12.3 percent in 2008

Truck-involved fatality rate declines 12.3 percent in 2008

ARLINGTON, Va. — The trucking industry is safer than ever, according to truck Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) figures just released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and previously released National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) data on crashes.

Virginia highway rest stops to reopen

Virginia highway rest stops to reopen

RICHMOND, Va. — The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted Wednesday to reopen 19 highway rest stops that were closed by former Gov. Tim Kaine because of budget concerns.

Teamsters urge reversal of current HOS rule on driving, rest time

Teamsters urge reversal of current HOS rule on driving, rest time

WASHINGTON — The Teamsters Union urged federal regulators at a hearing to reverse a Bush-era midnight regulation that increased the number of hours truckers can drive.

Ice storm snarls traffic in nation’s midsection

Ice storm snarls traffic in nation’s midsection

DES MOINES, Iowa — A storm brought freezing rain and ice to the nation’s midsection on Wednesday, causing widespread power outages and forcing school closures in Iowa, and contributing to at least one traffic fatality in South Dakota

ATRI updates online state, local idling regulations list

ATRI updates online state, local idling regulations list

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute has updated the listing of state and local idling regulations found on its website, www.atri-online.org. The updated listing is provided in two forms, a cab card which can be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck and the online compendium which provides links to individual regulations.

Feds reportedly to decide soon on Pennsylvania I-80 tolls

Feds reportedly to decide soon on Pennsylvania I-80 tolls

WASHINGTON — Members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation say they been told that the U.S. Transportation Department will decide "very soon" on the state's proposal to turn Interstate 80 into a toll road to raise more money for roads and bridges.

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