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Teamsters join chorus of opposition to proposition to allow 33-foot doubles

The Teamsters Union voiced its opposition Wednesday, Oct. 21, to increasing the allowed length of tractor-trailers, saying simply that bigger trucks would make U.S. highways less safe.

TCA says costs outweigh benefits in 91,000-pound proposition

A Congressional move to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways would do more to hurt the trucking industry’s productivity than help it, says the Truckload Carriers Association, who recently penned ...

White House aims to speed pace on infrastructure projects with new tracking system

In an effort to help accelerate construction on infrastructure projects across the United States, the White House announced a set of actions Tuesday for federal agencies to help track the ...

Quality of U.S. roads, not highway fund solvency, should be measure of highway bill need (also — another short-term patch looms)

Though the Trust Fund ticker says one thing, the state of roads in this country says another. And that should be the real benchmark for the need for a robust, ...

DOT accepting comment on study that recommended no changes to size and weight rules

That report examined differences in safety risks, infrastructure impacts128538 and effect on levels of enforcement between trucks within federal size and weight limits and those legally operating in excess of ...

House bill would increase Interstate weight limit to 91,000 pounds

Rep. Reid Ribble, at a press conference on Thursday, said increasing the allowable weight to 91,000 pounds with six axles would increase the industry's productivity by increasing capacity. It would ...

Evolving use of U.S. highways, increasing truck freight efficiency highlight CV Outlook panel on freight infrastructure

The freight infrastructure panel spanned topics like smart highways, vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity coming safety technology mandates and where the U.S. stands globally in truck freight efficiency.

Stretch of I-65 in Indiana to be closed through September; 8,000 trucks a day rerouted

A northbound segment of Interstate 65 between Lebanon, Ind., and Lafayette, Ind., will be closed through the middle of next month, the Indiana Department of Transportation said this weekend. A ...

President signs highway patch, extending funding through October

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.

Senate clears two highway bills: Another short term patch and highway bill with provision to remove CSA scores

The Senate mid-Thursday overwhelmingly passed a six-year highway bill that would remove carrier percentile scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view, among other regulatory reforms.

House passes short-term highway funding patch, dashing hopes of long-term bill before recess

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s ...

House introduces second highway fund patch, likely to approve it and skip town

The U.S. House on Monday offered its second short-term highway funding patch this month, and plans to pass the legislation Wednesday and then leave town for five weeks, forcing the ...