The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has hired Mike P. Joyce to be its Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs effective February 15, 2016. Prior to joining the ATA, Mr. Joyce worked as PACCAR’s lobbyist in Washington D.C., and prior to PACCAR Mr. Joyce was the Director of Legislative Affairs with

Reform of the California Highway Patrol’s BASIC Inspection of Terminal (BIT) will also change how brokers, shippers, motor carriers, and others validate participation in BIT (while the acronym is unchanged, it is no longer called the Biennial Inspection of Terminal program). Many brokers and motor carriers as part of their

In case you haven’t noticed, things are getting a bit tough in the trucking business. Ditto construction. One key measure of that is the big drop in new truck sales during the past year, with manufacturers reporting declining sales. Heavy-duty truck orders plunged nearly 37 percent in December from the

By Ellen Voie, President/CEO, Women In Trucking, Inc. Recently a young (23-year-old) professional driver maneuvered her loaded tractor-trailer onto a 19th century bridge in Paoli, Indiana. The driver held a commercial driver’s license (CDL), but apparently the definition of what constituted a ton was not part of the training curriculum.

Did You Renew DIR’s Public Works Contractor Registration? Did you renew your public works contractor registration with California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) by January 1? And, yes, this onerous requirement still applies to independent truckers who work in this area. If so, you can do work in the city,

There was a historic moment January 21 of this year—a tanker loaded with 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the United States landed at a foreign port for the first time since the 1970s. The opening of U.S. crude oil exports was part of the massive omnibus federal spending bill

By Robert Poole, Reason Foundation Two new studies on bottleneck congestion were released in November, one from American Highway User Alliance (AHUA) and the other from American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Each released a quantified list of the most congested spots in America’s highway system. AHUA’s “Unclogging America’s Arteries: Prescriptions

While the legislative special session is continuing to search for a way to raise funding to fix California’s crumbling roads and bridges, there is another problem lurking in the weeds—the state’s main road fund, the gas tax—is going to go DOWN, for the third year in a row. The given

By Steve Milloy, 2-1-16 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just given Southern California air pollution regulators a free hand to kill even more of the local economy. On January 13, EPA reclassified the Los Angeles area from “moderately” to “severely” out of compliance with EPA air quality rules. This

Employers With 100 or More Employees Would be Subject In a significant departure from existing requirements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) a federal agency created in 1964 as part of the Civil Rights Act, recently announced that it is seeking to require larger employers to report pay data to