WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today issued a new rule that will require interstate commercial truck and bus companies with serious patterns of Hours of Service (HOS) violations to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) in all their vehicles. Nearly 5,700 interstate carriers will use EOBRs after the final rule’s first year of implementation.
WASHINGTON — The nation's economy posted its largest job gain in three years in March — including a slight increase in trucking — while the unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold two public hearings this month on how to improve Interstate 70 through Kansas City.
WESTLAKE, Ohio— TravelCenters of America has announced it has teamed up with actor John Ratzenberger, formerly of Cheers, Toy Story I & II and Made In America fame, to create a series of short videos for its Social Media strategy to inform viewers of the uniqueness of TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro Stopping Centers sites and their customers.
Oil prices have been stuck in a range of about $70 to $85 a barrel for months. That may be changing and it could mean higher fuel costs before long.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds Transportation Secretary LaHood for his ongoing dedication to combating distracted driving. ATA strongly supports the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposal of a permanent rule to prohibit text messaging on handheld devices by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers.