Topics: American Trucking Associations (ATA)

Senate Commerce Committee Advances Safety Title of Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously advanced its “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021” in May. More

NATSO, Trucking Groups Urge Centers for Disease Control to Designate Truckstops As Mobile Vaccine Sites

NATSO, Trucking Groups Urge Centers for Disease Control to Designate Truckstops As Mobile Vaccine Sites

NATSO along with a coalition representing trucking fleets and truck drivers in need, urged the Centers for Disease Control to designate truckstops and travel plazas as mobile vaccination sites to leverage existing truckstop locations for the distribution of vaccines to professional truck drivers and truckstop employees. More

NATSO, Coalition Urge CDC to Designate Truckstops as Mobile Vaccine Sites

NATSO, Coalition Urge CDC to Designate Truckstops as Mobile Vaccine Sites

NATSO, along with a coalition representing trucking fleets and truck drivers in need urged the Centers for Disease Control to designate truckstops and travel plazas as mobile vaccination sites to leverage existing truckstop locations for the distribution of vaccines to professional truck drivers and truckstop employees. More

House Transportation Committee Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation Employees

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, led by Chairman Pete DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (D-OR), held a hearing June 9 to examine the effects of COVID-19 on transportation workers. The hearing sought to examine the main challenges transportation workers are facing as a result of the pandemic, and discuss what measures Congress should take in response. More

Senate Committee Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, led by Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), held a hearing June examining the effects of COVID-19 on the state of transportation and critical infrastructure. The hearing sought to examine the main challenges the transportation industry is facing as a result of the pandemic, and discuss what the congressional response should be. More

NATSO Analysis: FMCSA Issues Final Hours-of-Service Rule for Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation finalized new regulations governing commercial truck drivers' rest breaks on May 14, extending truck driver’s work days while still capping the hours they spend on the road. More

NATSO, ATA Urge State and Local Governments to Ensure Commercial Drivers, Emergency Relief Supplies Aren't Delayed

NATSO, ATA Urge State and Local Governments to Ensure Commercial Drivers, Emergency Relief Supplies Aren't Delayed

NATSO and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) today urged state and local governments to carefully consider the operational differences of essential businesses when implementing social distancing guidelines to ensure that truckstops and travel plazas can safely serve commercial drivers without delaying the delivery of critical emergency relief supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. More

ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Unconstitutional Truck Toll Program

The American Trucking Associations along with three motor carriers representing the industry on March 28 appealed the recent decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss their challenge to Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only toll scheme, on procedural grounds. 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

DOT Secretary Chao Reaffirms Push for Private Financing for Infrastructure

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao reaffirmed that DOT still expects private financing to play a role in the Administration’s infrastructure plan despite recent criticism of public-private partnerships by President Trump. Secretary Chao also said that work on an infrastructure package will not begin until after Congress works on tax reform, squashing suggestions that a tax code overhaul could be used to pay for an infrastructure package. More

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