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Trump Talks Taxes – but What about Roads?

Blog Commentary by David Cullen, Executive Editor

Photo: via Twitter, @realDonaldTrump

October 12, 2017

Trump deploys trucks to talk up taxes – but shouldn't trucking take him to task on funding infrastructure? David Cullen wonders in his Passing Zone blog.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Tax Reform, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump, Legislation

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:16 PM | » Comments(2)

7 Rules to Watch in ‘17

President-elect Trump speaking during the election campaign. Image: DonaldJTrump.com<br />

December 29, 2016

Donald Trump has yet to be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States, so it's still far too soon to confidently predict how his stated goal of reducing the federal regulation of American business will be met in 2017.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, U.S. Congress, Donald Trump

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:12 PM | » Comments(0)

Will Highway Trust Fund Run Dry in 5 Years?

The Congressional Budget Office now projects that the Highway Trust Fund will be insolvent by the end of 2021.

Image: U.S. Department of Transportation

February 8, 2016

A new projections from the Congressional Budget Office about where the Highway Trust Fund will be by the end of 2021 illustrates the inherent flaw in how Congress chose to fund the FAST Act. David Cullen explores the ramifications in his "Passing Zone" blog.

Tags: AASHTO, U.S. Congress, Highway Bill

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Monday, February 8, 2016 2:00 PM | » Comments(0)

Washington Wrap-Up 2015

Five things that got done for trucking inside the Beltway

U.S. Capitol Photo: David Cullen

December 29, 2015

A lot of lobbying and politicking went on in Washington throughout 2015, but by year's end these were the five things that got done that most helped or will help trucking keep rolling ahead...

Tags: FMCSA, U.S. DOT, U.S. Congress

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Tuesday, December 29, 2015 3:06 PM | » Comments(2)

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