Topics: Highway & Transportation

DOT Requests Truck Parking Data

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is requesting the truckstop and travel plaza industry’s help as it updates its federally mandated survey of available truck parking across the United States. More

Government Shutdown Affects State DOTs

The partial federal government shutdown, now in its third week, has started to impact state departments of transportation (DOTs) and is delaying the start of new projects. More

Looking Ahead in 2019

The New Year will usher in a new chapter of the Trump Administration that will have wide-ranging consequences for NATSO’s policy priorities. Here is an overview of NATSO’s top legislative issues and their outlook for 2019. More

Government Remains Shutdown; Minimal Impacts on Highway, Fuel Policy

Parts of the federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, remain shut down as the 116th Congress gavels into session. For the time being, however, there are minimal impacts on policies affecting motor fuels or highways. This could change, however, if the shutdown continues for several more weeks. More

Department of Transportation Nullifies California Meal and Rest Break Laws

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided that federal law preempts California's rules for meal and rest breaks for truck drivers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) had petitioned FMCSA to preempt California's rules and this represents a major victory for ATA. More

RIDOT to Add 10 More Truck-Only Toll Gantries

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) said Dec. 20 that it would construct another 10 truck-only tolling gantries on Interstate 95 after the Federal Highway Administration reviewed its environmental assessment and issued a “Finding of No Significant Impact.” More

NATSO Participates in National Coalition on Truck Parking Annual Meeting

The National Coalition on Truck Parking, of which NATSO is a core partner, recently held its annual meeting, during which each of the coalition’s four working groups discussed various ideas and initiatives aimed at expanding truck parking capacity. More

NATSO Responds to PennDOT Request for Information on Truck Parking

NATSO on Dec. 12 recommended that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) explore ways to lower the private sector’s costs in creating or expanding truck parking capacity while refraining from undercutting such efforts by subjecting private truck parking providers to additional competitive or regulatory obstacles. More

FMCSA Publishes ELD Guide for Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published a guide for drivers using electronic logging devices (ELDs) to help motor carriers adopt the devices. More

Rep. DeFazio to Propose VMT Pilot Program

Incoming House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said Dec. 5 that he plans to propose a national vehicle miles traveled (VMT) pilot program. More

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