Ship Happens – Freight News Roundup – July 23

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It’s week four of uShip’s Freight News Roundup! Every Monday, we’re bringing the uShip community posts and articles about the transportation industry, transport policy and technology, and recent trucking news.

Here’s a selection of great articles we came across today and last week.

Report: Lack of infrastructure funding could be costly - Overdrive Online

A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors shows that while the nation’s cities and their metro areas continue to make steady progress toward economic recovery, failure to dramatically increase investment in infrastructure, particularly transportation infrastructure, could cause increasing costs to families, commuters and businesses.

Industry groups challenge FMCSA statement on SMSOverdrive Online

The Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation, along with four trade associations and 12 other named plaintiffs, filed suit earlier this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to seek judicial review of an agency publication.

Carmageddon II – I405 Freeway Closure Scheduled for September - Truckinginfo.com

The second 10-mile closure of both directions of the Los Angeles I-405 over the Sepulveda Pass, popularly known as “Carmageddon II,” has been scheduled for Sept. 29-30, when contractors will demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge.

Kwik Trip Advocates Natural Gas Adoption - Truckinginfo.com

Kwik Trip, a convenience store and fuel chain with more than 400 locations in three states, is promoting liquefied and compressed natural gas as fuel sources to help increase nationwide adoption of LNG and CNG in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and other areas.

Finding Ways to Reduce Idling Can Be Challenging for Carriers - by Michele Fuetsch, Transport Topics

For carriers, the effort to find the best nonidling cooling option for the truck cab has not been without starts and stops.

FMCSA to studyFMCSA to study if crash fault improves future risk indication - Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Monday, July 23, announced that it will conduct an analysis to determine if a carrier’s role in a crash is a better indicator of future crash risk under the agency’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis safety regime.

Question/Discussion via Quora.com: How often are runaway truck ramps used? 

Is it reasonable to expect that most truck drivers will have to use one at some point in their careers?

 

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