A bid to break the deadlock in Washington over several free trade agreements skidded to a halt on Thursday when Republicans boycotted a hearing aimed at jump-starting approval of the pacts in Congress.
The Department of Transportation on Thursday announced a slightly scaled-down version of its popular TIGER transportation infrastructure grant program for 2011. The program will decrease from $600 million to $527 million.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is adopting a five-year strategic plan that looks beyond truck and bus companies to include shippers and brokers in attempts to improve highway safety.
Mexico may increase the $2.4 billion in punitive tariffs it places on select U.S. goods if the Obama administration fails to implement a cross-border trucking program.
Signs of improvement in the third-party logistics (3PL) sector are apparent, based on the results of the 1st Quarter 2011: TIA 3PL Market Report by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).
A new piece of legislation introduced by Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Frank Guinta (R-NH) is focused on addressing fraud-related issues in the freight transportation marketplace.
The partisan politics that swirl around the much-maligned $787 billion stimulus has all but erased any chance of new transportation infrastructure spending, at least until the economy improves.
– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst
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