OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law an updated $8.5 billion state transportation budget that lawmakers say will bankroll thousands of construction jobs.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro has spent the first four months in office out of the limelight, choosing to stay in the kitchen as it were. “With an agency with as large a mission and as large a territory to cover, the initial challenge is to just get a handle on everything we do,” Ferro said in a brief interview during the Mid-America Trucking Show here last week. “I am still peeling back the onion, but I can tell you to a person in our agency, the passion for our mission of saving lives by reducing crashes in commercial vehicles — regardless of when or how or who — across the board and across the nation our employees are committed to that end.”
WASHINGTON — A proposed rule for cell phone use that was promised by “summertime” has made it out of the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, and has been sent back to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for publication soon.
WASHINGTON — The retail on-highway diesel U.S. average price dropped today after climbing for five consecutive weeks. The price dropped $0.007 per gallon to $2.939 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.
In an effort to recruit some of the best drivers in the industry and offer additional support to their customer base, Maverick Transportation recently announced they plan to hire over 100 new drivers throughout Arkansas, Southern Missouri, areas in Tennessee west of Nashville, and areas in Kentucky west of Louisville.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is back to square one — again — in finding a transportation security chief to shore up America's defenses against terrorist threats from the air, road and rail.