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Category: Regulatory

BYD Applauds California Governor, Legislature for Climate Leadership

BYD Applauds California Governor, Legislature for Climate Leadership

| September 10, 2016

Stella Li, President of BYD America, a global leader and innovator in battery technology for energy storage systems and vehicles, has applauded California Governor Jerry Brown and the California State Legislature on their action to ensure California’s continued leadership in the fight against global climate change. Li statd: “Under the leadership of Governor Brown and […]

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Highway and Transportation Officials Meet on FAST in DC

Highway and Transportation Officials Meet on FAST in DC

| February 23, 2016

More than 300 transportation executives from across the country this week will attend the 2016 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Washington Briefing. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will be a primary focus of the four-day meeting. Keynote speakers on Wednesday, include some of the architects of the bipartisan legislation–Sen. Jim […]

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AASHTO Renews Alliance to Improve Safety in Highway Work Zones

AASHTO Renews Alliance to Improve Safety in Highway Work Zones

| December 18, 2015

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is has renewed a long-standing alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners to make construction work zones safer. The construction industry associations in the alliance represent more than […]

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Hours-of-Service Remains Top Truck Industry Concern

Hours-of-Service Remains Top Truck Industry Concern

| October 19, 2015

For the third year in a row, the trucking industry has ranked the Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules as its top industry concern.   Looking back at the past two years, major HOS impacts on supply chains were the impetus behind the first place ranking. In this year’s survey, conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), […]

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Joe Biden Joins Secretary Fox to Emphasize Infrastructure

Joe Biden Joins Secretary Fox to Emphasize Infrastructure

| February 19, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden joined Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for a trip through the Carolinas in large part to emphasize the need to build a consensus on revitalizing the nation’s infrastructure. The White House is stressing the importance of focusing on upgrading roads, bridges and transit systems.  It’s a tall order, particularly when it comes […]

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FMCSA Establishes Committee to Update Truck and Bus Driver Training

FMCSA Establishes Committee to Update Truck and Bus Driver Training

| February 19, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the formation of a 26-member advisory committee that is tasked with updating classroom and new behind-the-wheel training requirements for professional truck and bus drivers. “Over the next 30 years, we’re going to be relying on trucks – and truckers – to move […]

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Gas Tax Has Tough Time Igniting Supporters

Gas Tax Has Tough Time Igniting Supporters

| January 25, 2015

As gas prices continue to spiral downwards, dropping below $2.00 a gallon in some parts of the U.S., the country as a whole still seems to have little appetite for raising the gas tax. Most understand the need: to help finance the maintenance and repair of our nation’s aging roads and public transit systems. Some […]

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New ATD Chairman Challenges Truck Dealers to “Become Engaged”

New ATD Chairman Challenges Truck Dealers to “Become Engaged”

| January 24, 2015

Eric Jorgensen, chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), urged dealers to become engaged in all levels of their industry’s wide-spread operations to move their businesses forward. “We’re part of an industry that not only puts people behind a big wheel, but also propels the nation forward,” he said in remarks at the ATD Convention […]

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