Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

Most shippers are aware of the Department of Transportation and the impact they can have on the trucking industry. There is a division of the Department of Transportation that is also very important to know. It is the Federal Highway Administration, also known as FHWA. They play a major role in the commercial trucking industry in the US. As a keep aspect of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration ensures the proper funding for safely constructed and maintained highways.

New Trucking Fuel Efficiency Rules

In the past year, there are have been some carriers in the trucking industry who question certain regulations from the Federal Government, most notably the hours of service rules for truck drivers. However, there is recent news from the Federal Government, directly from President Obama, that has most people in the industry happy to hear. The news involves upcoming trucking fuel efficiency rules that would force higher mileage requirements for commercial trucks.

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