Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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DOT, HUD announce new highway contracting flexibility

DOT, HUD announce new highway contracting flexibility

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan Thursday announced new contracting efforts the two said would enhance livability and sustainability initiatives and improve competition for federal highway projects.

Used truck sales picking back up even as inventory shortage predicted

Used truck sales picking back up even as inventory shortage predicted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ­- With the sunshine comes the rain, so as used truck sales pick back up look for a coming used truck inventory shortage as well as a driver shortage, says Arrow Truck Sales Inc. President and CEO Steve Clough.

Suggested HOS changes could cost industry $3.1 billion annually

Suggested HOS changes could cost industry $3.1 billion annually

WASHINGTON — Reduction of allowable driving time from 11 to eight hours and elimination of the 34-hour restart rule as suggested by a group of safety advocate organizations could cost the trucking industry $3.1 billion or more annually based on data developed in 2005.

Ohio DOT defends I-90 bridge design contract award process

Ohio DOT defends I-90 bridge design contract award process

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's highway agency on Thursday defended its plan to award up to $1 million apiece to two bidders that submit designs for a major new bridge in Cleveland but don't win the contract, payments questioned by a government watchdog.

LaHood: Bolstering trade with Mexico, Canada essential to meeting Obama export goals

LaHood: Bolstering trade with Mexico, Canada essential to meeting Obama export goals

DES MOINES, Iowa — Bolstering trade with Canada and Mexico, the first and third largest trading partners with the U.S., will be an essential part of an effort to increase exports, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the North America’s Superhighway Coalition (NASCO) recently.

FMCSA defends CSA 2010 model, schedule

FMCSA defends CSA 2010 model, schedule

WASHINGTON — The trucking industry’s top regulator says her agency is moving forward as planned with a long-awaited safety program, even as lawmakers and trucking representatives suggested the agency should focus more on getting the program right than on rolling it out on time.

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