September 9, 2014: Hopes for long-term transportation bill; more regs; and a trucking job mecca

Sept. 9, 2014

Here is a look at what is happening today in the world of trucking:

  • DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx wants to develop a long-term transportation plan for the U.S., notes Politico.
  • The Hill newspaper reports on a spate of new regulations affecting, among others, truck drivers.
  • No more diesel trucks for Budweiser, reports Forbes, for the brewer is switching to natural gas to fuel its transportation needs.
  • This Alabama county is being dubbed a “mecca” for trucking jobs, according to the Cullman Times.
  • The notes that hiring in the trucking industry slowed in August alongside a similar downshift in job creation for the U.S. as well.
  • The hacking of Home Depot’s repository of credit card data may be the biggest such cybercrime ever, according to ABC News.
  • BBC News reports that scientists say greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than ever, yet global temperature levels aren’t budging much.
About the Author

Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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