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John Gallagher

Based in Washington, D.C., John specializes in regulation and legislation affecting all sectors of freight transportation. He has covered rail, trucking and maritime issues since 1993 for a variety of publications based in the U.S. and the U.K. John began business reporting in 1993 at Broadcasting & Cable Magazine. He graduated from Florida State University majoring in English and business.
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26 January
John Gallagher

Truckers’ positive drug tests up 18% in 2022

After three years in operation, FMCSA’s drug clearinghouse is ‘a great source of truth’ despite alarming trends, asserts a trucking regulatory expert.

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24 January
John Gallagher

Driver tax credits, truck parking capacity part of new bipartisan bill

Bipartisan legislation would provide new funding for truck drivers and truck parking while exempting ag haulers from hours-of-service rules.

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20 January
John Gallagher

White House touts easing of supply chain pressures

White House economic adviser Brian Deese points to supply chain improvements while new pressures loom overseas.

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15 January
John Gallagher

How do trucking medical examiners stay certified?

AskWaves checks on the latest FMCSA certification requirements for medical examiners qualified in the trucking industry.

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12 January
John Gallagher

El Congreso reintroduce un proyecto de ley de exención por edad para los camioneros 

La legislación respaldada por los republicanos permitiría a los jóvenes de 18 a 20 años transportar contenedores desde y hacia los puertos.

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Trucker age-exemption bill reintroduced in new Congress

Legislation aimed at “fixing the supply chain” would allow drivers under age 21 to haul freight to and from ports.

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10 January
John Gallagher

Biden climate blueprint promotes modal shift away from trucks

A first-ever strategy aimed specifically at decarbonizing transportation encourages maritime and rail over highway freight.

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El plan climático de Biden promueve el cambio modal en detrimento de los camiones 

El transporte marítimo y ferroviario son las “opciones más limpias” para lograr un balance neto cero de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero.

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