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Uber’s Going Big Into Trucking Business, and Nowhere Bigger Than Texas
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Uber’s Going Big Into Trucking Business, and Nowhere Bigger Than Texas

  One of the biggest technology disruptors when it comes to shuttling people is now trying to transform the way goods are moved around the country. This spring, Uber launched Uber Freight, an app that matches truck drivers with loads of goods to pick up and deliver. Texas played a key role in the San...

July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
Government Watchdog Criticizes FMCSA’s Information Technology Systems
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Government Watchdog Criticizes FMCSA’s Information Technology Systems

A government watchdog has issued a searing review of some of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s most critical information technology systems used to monitor the safety of motor carriers. In an audit made public in early July, the Government Accountability Office said that the agency has failed to create effective information technology modernization or...

July 26, 2017July 26, 2017by
ELD Provision in Transportation Bill Missing Crucial Support in Congress
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ELD Provision in Transportation Bill Missing Crucial Support in Congress

A provision in a House funding bill that would delay implementation of electronic logging devices for carriers that serve the agricultural sector faces an uphill battle and drew immediate criticism from the trucking industry. Language in the same bill that would pre-empt state laws for meal and rest breaks for truckers faces a clearer path...

July 24, 2017July 27, 2017by
Buying – and Riding – American
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Buying – and Riding – American

American manufacturing jobs are getting a boost thanks to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buy America provisions.  Grounded in federal law, Buy America ensures that when U.S. taxpayers invest in public transportation, American workers in communities big and small benefit. The law requires that when federal taxpayer dollars are used for public transportation projects, the...

July 22, 2017July 27, 2017by
Bill to delay ELD mandate two years filed in House
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Bill to delay ELD mandate two years filed in House

A bill has been filed in the U.S. House to delay the compliance date of the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate two years, to December 2019. The change, if enacted, would give owner-operators two additional years to switch from paper logs to an electronic logging device. The legislation was introduced Tuesday and referred to the House’s...

July 22, 2017July 27, 2017by
US transportation infrastructure to end 2017 on high note
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US transportation infrastructure to end 2017 on high note

Dive Brief: The U.S. surface infrastructure sector is on a growth track for the rest of the year, despite uncertainty around President Donald Trump’s much-touted $1 trillion infrastructure plan, according to Logistics Management, citing a mid-year report from Fitch Ratings. The financial research company said airports and ports should continue to experience strong activity through...

July 20, 2017August 17, 2017by
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