The Trucker Chronicles

By Melody Himel Scalley Recent headlines would have you believe the trucking industry and environmentalists are all singing kumbaya in praise of President Obama’s new regulations to lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel efficiency in medium-and heavy-duty trucks.  If you were wondering what’s driving the cozy relationship between the Trucking Industry and the EPA, […]

Let’s get out of this jam

July 25th, 2011

To improve transportation, government must change its approach By Michael Ennis Too often, transportation spending decisions are based on political agendas or ideology, rather than objective public need or performance. This leads to an underperforming system that wastes public money and reduces mobility. Washington Policy Center recommends five principles to a responsible transportation policy: 1. […]

In an effort to prevent fatal crashes, FMCSA has issued as many imminent hazard orders placing carriers out-of-service in the past two years as in the previous 10 years combined; agency seeks regulatory and enforcement authorities from Congress WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that in the last two years, the […]

Tank truck carriers are outpacing the rest of the trucking industry, according to Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations. He delivered that optimistic economic assessment May 23 during the National Tank Truck Carriers 63rd Annual Conference in Baltimore MD. In fact, tank truck activity is up around 20%, and the sector is […]

Angela Greiling Keane Bloomberg News WASHINGTON – Trucking companies accustomed to letting drivers haul goods all night may face federal restrictions that would curb the practice and might add almost $2 billion to the industry’s annual operating costs. The rules, which a Transportation Department agency proposed Dec. 23, may cut an hour of driving time […]