ATA Daily Digest 11.01.19

Senate Advances Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Measure The Senate on Oct. 31 voted 84-9 to advance legislation that would fund federal transportation programs through fiscal 2020. The bill would provide $74.3 billion for programs across the federal transportation system, as well as provide for housing assistance and community development. The legislation would specifically provide $1 […]

ATA Daily Digest: 10.30.19

NTSB Distracted Driving Roundtable Seeks Roadway Safety Improvements Distracted driving is “truly one of the most significant issues in transportation across our nation,” noted Patrick McKenna (seen above at left), director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019-2020 president, in remarks during a one-day roundtable […]

ATA Daily Digest: 10.29.19

HHS Establishes Guidelines for Oral-Fluid Specimen Drug Testing The Department of Health and Human Services has established scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of oral fluid specimens for use in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. Driver Detention Time Creeps Upward Back in 2018, when freight hauling capacity became perhaps as […]