Monday, January 22, 2018
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Several states developing parking monitoring systems along highways to help professional truckers rest easier

Several states developing parking monitoring systems along highways to help professional truckers rest easier

Several states in recent years have been developing variations of the TPIMS concept, but the Michigan system is the first of its kind, a 24/7/365 system that monitors both public and private parking areas and has helped serve as something of a template for a much more ambitious vision. The Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) is in the process of creating a TPIMS that will cover highways in eight Midwestern states, including Michigan. Funded through a $25 million federal TIGER grant and $3.66 million in state matching funds, the Kansas Department of Transportation is the lead grant applicant and coordinator for the project.

House Rep. Brian Babin introduces bill to delay ELDs 2 years

House Rep. Brian Babin introduces bill to delay ELDs 2 years

WASHINGTON — Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, Tuesday introduced legislation that would provide for a two-year delay before mandatory implementation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate now set for implementation December 18.

U.S. trade representative releases negotiating objectives in NAFTA redo

U.S. trade representative releases negotiating objectives in NAFTA redo

WASHINGTON — United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer has released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

TA/Petro to launch fund-raiser August 1 to benefit trucker relief fund

TA/Petro to launch fund-raiser August 1 to benefit trucker relief fund

WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will launch its annual campaign on August 1 in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a nonprofit organization that helps truck drivers suffering financial hardship because of medical problems.

Court of Appeals says it can’t reverse FMCSA decision to allow Mexican trucks in U.S.

Court of Appeals says it can’t reverse FMCSA decision to allow Mexican trucks in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says it does not have the power to reverse the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s permits that allow Mexico-domiciled carriers to operate within the United States.

On-highway diesel inches up a penny to $2.491 but could drop again if oil sinks

On-highway diesel inches up a penny to $2.491 but could drop again if oil sinks

National on-highway diesel prices went up a penny today to $2.491 but could go down next week if crude continues to fall.

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