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Four-wheelers, too: Highway safety should be a widely shared aim

Rick Blatter | July 09, 2014

"Why would lawmakers discourage (for all intents and purposes) tired drivers from taking a nap/ safety break?" reader Rick Blatter asks in this opinion in response to an opinion piece in a New Jersey newspaper.

Fuel-tax hike for highway funding eyed in Senate finance committee

| June 26, 2014

A plan to keep federal highway funding solvent through December no longer includes a hike in the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax hike, but has been amended to increase the fuel tax.

Driver pleads not guilty in Tracy Morgan crash charges, HOS argument brims

| June 12, 2014

With several news reports suggesting its driver had been awake working for 24 hours prior to the accident, Walmart spokesperson Brooke Buchanan issued a statement early today, Monday, June 9, that the driver was operating ...

The Highway 69 blues

| June 04, 2014

In Oklahoma, "enjoy the view, if you can concentrate after having your brain slammed around in your cranium."

Toll road to the CSA SMS…

| May 06, 2014

Deep in the weeds of the CSA program, a reporter takes a toll road to a clean inspection...

Foxx sends Obama highway bill to Congress, trucking groups unhappy with tolling measures

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | April 29, 2014

The Obama administration's transportation funding plan has officially made its way to Congress, as Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the four-year, $302 billion plan April 29. Trucking groups, however, disapprove of the bill ...

Secretary Foxx receptive to notion of tolling existing interstates

| April 29, 2014

Here's part of what he said: "We’ll consider finding ways to help when an option that states want to consider."

Readers: ‘No’ to truck size/weight increase

| April 22, 2014

Six in 10 driver respondents to a poll about increases to truck sizes and weights favor no change to limits, citing concerns about current repair of roads and bridges, competition and limited benefit otherwise.

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