Topics: Department of Transportation

Labor Department Promotes Trucking Action Plan

As part of the Biden Administration’s over-arching initiative to expand jobs within the trucking industry, the Department of Labor is hosting a “Day of Action” April 28. The Labor Department is asking motor carriers, driver training schools and other industry stakeholders to commit to actions that promote safe training and work environments. More

NATSO Foundation Invites Travel Centers to Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting in Washington State

The NATSO Foundation will join the Washington Attorney General, the Washington State Patrol, Washington Trucking Association and Truckers Against Trafficking Nov. 19 in hosting a regional meeting in Spokane, Washington, aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the state. More

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle.. More

House Appropriators Concerned With DOT Grant Handling

House appropriators are concerned about how DOT is handling virtually all of its major grant programs, an issue that has been a significant area of oversight for Democrats, Politico reported June 3. More

U.S. DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Reviews Final Draft Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking held its third and final public hearing on May 16 to review its draft report “Combating Human Trafficking in the Transportation Sector.” 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

FHWA Unveils Second Round of Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging Corridors

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on March 9 announced its second round of alternative fuel corridor designations as Congressionally mandated under the December 2015 highway bill titled Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. More

NATSO, Anti-Tolling Coalition, Battle Tolling Initiatives

With the Trump Administration considering a $1 trillion infrastructure package that relies heavily on private dollars, governors, legislatures and transportation officials across the country already are laying the groundwork for new tolls. More

NATSO Discusses Rest Area Commercialization, Truck Parking With DOT

NATSO met with various Department of Transportation officials last week to discuss a number of issues concerning the truckstop and travel plaza industry. More

Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

President-Elect Donald Trump has picked Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary under George W. Bush and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as his Secretary of Transportation. More

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