Topics: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

U.S. DOT Hosts Truck Parking Coalition Meeting

U.S. DOT Hosts Truck Parking Coalition Meeting

The U.S. Department of Transportation hosted its meeting of the National Coalition on Truck Parking Sept. 30 to share resources for state departments of transportation seeking to expand their truck parking capacity and generate awareness about their ability to use federal infrastructure dollars for truck parking projects. More

NATSO Kicks Off Day on Capitol Hill 2022

The truckstop and travel plaza industry kicks off its annual Day on Capitol Hill event this week to urge Congress to address the need for sound, technology-neutral energy policy. More

NATSO Submits Comments on National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program

NATSO Submits Comments on National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program

NATSO filed comments on Aug. 22 on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to set proposed minimum standards and requirements for projects funded under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. More

FMCSA Extends Hours-of-Service Waiver for Gasoline, Diesel Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended its waiver for Hours-of-Service (HOS) restrictions for haulers of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethyl alcohol, and heating fuel including propane, natural gas, and heating oil until August 31, 2022. The May 27 announcement also explicitly added diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to the list of covered fuels. More

U.S. DOT Releases National Strategic Freight Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Congressionally mandated “National Strategic Freight Plan” to inform infrastructure planning and support enhanced efficiency of freight movement. More

FHWA Calls for Alternative Fuel Corridor Nominations

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking nominations for the second phase of its multi-year plan to establish alternative fuel corridors for alternative fueling stations as mandated under the December 2015 highway bill. More

Senate Passes Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking in Transportation

The Senate passed two bills introduced by U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) aimed at preventing human trafficking in transportation. More

House Passes $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 211-198 on Sept. 14 in favor of $1.2 trillion fiscal 2018 spending bill that includes several provisions of interest to the truckstop and travel plaza industry. More

DOT Withdraws Sleep Apnea Rule

Two agencies within the Department of Transportation announced Aug. 4 that they will no longer pursue a regulation concerning obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), determining that current safety programs and other rules addressing fatigue are more appropriate avenues. More

House Democrats Urge DOT to Reconsider Changes to Infrastructure Grant Program

Thirteen Democratic Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao July 27 to reconsider DOT’s approach to the infrastructure grant program known as INFRA, arguing that recent revisions distort the objectives of the program and rewrite Congressional intent. More

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