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Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 23: Industry and Government at Work

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The collaboration between the trucking industry and federal regulators is bound to strengthen once the tenure of Ray Martinez at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicks off.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Multiemployer Pensions Thriving in Bull Market

A pair of reports on the health of the multiemployer pension system are shedding light on healthy plans and how a proposal to bail out those in grave danger of collapsing would financially hit taxpayers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Tax Reform Holding Up Trump Infrastructure Plan, Chao Says

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. ­— The Trump administration’s multiyear infrastructure funding proposal to modernize freight corridors and commuter networks will be unveiled after Congress reforms the tax code, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Oct. 23 at American Trucking Associations’ annual conference.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Wyoming Road Sign Auction Yields $33,000 for Highway Repair

Wyoming highway sign Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is placing the $33,005 it made from auctioning decommissioned road signs into its highway repair fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Drones That Would Augment Truck Delivery Get Test Run in Las Vegas

Workhorse

Drones could be routinely dropping packages out of the air as early as this December, just in time for the busy holiday season, if one company that demonstrated its technology recently in Las Vegas has its way

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Truckers Key to Job Growth, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Says

Alexander Acosta John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The trucking industry can play a major role in creating quality apprenticeship programs that could teach the skills needed to put some of the nation’s nearly 7 million job seekers to work, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Business, Technology, TCA

U.S. Xpress Sees Good Times Ahead

John Sommers II for TT

U.S. Xpress reached a deal to spend more than $200 million to buy 1,400 International LT semi-tractor sleeper trucks and 265 day cabs from Navistar International Corp.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
October 23, 2017
Business, Equipment, TCA

A Good Time for Mack: Orders Surge 73% in Third Quarter

Lars Plougmann/Flickr

Mack Trucks is hauling a heavy payload of orders, following a robust third quarter in which the manufacturer that assembles its vehicles in the Lehigh Valley received a flurry of interest from customers.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

‘Time to Move Forward’ on ELD Mandate, ATA's Spear Says

ATA President Chris Spear at MCE ATA President Chris Spear during his state of the industry address. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. ­— With the electronic logging device mandate fast approaching, the leader of American Trucking Associations emphasized that a delay will not occur, cementing the industry’s long-held view on the rule during his annual state of the industry address.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Business

2017 MCE Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Brad Klepper of Drivers Legal Plan, ATA Chairman Kevin Burch and ATA President Chris Spear cut the ribbon to officially open the 2017 MCE exhibit hall. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
October 23, 2017

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