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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
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
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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Volkswagen and Daimler Inspected by EU as Cartel Probe Widens

Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG were inspected by European Union antitrust investigators as the EU stepped up a probe into allegations the German car industry colluded on technology for decades.

Aoife White Elisabeth Behrmann and Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

‘Item Response Theory’ Model Has Potential to Reduce Crashes, FMCSA Says

FMCSA's Joe DeLorenzo DeLorenzo by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new complex statistical model that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is exploring would utilize data to measure a motor carrier’s “safety culture,” rather than attempt to predict its likelihood of a crash, a top agency official said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Government, Business

Industry Awaits $1 Trillion Infrastructure Funding Plan to Modernize Roads, ATA Official Says

Jonathan Peters of CUNY Peters by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Trump administration’s plan to boost funding for freight corridors and modernize outdated infrastructure would benefit the commercial transportation sector, a senior official with American Trucking Associations said during a seminar at the group’s annual conference Oct. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017

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