December 30, 2014 - Industry News
Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that one of his 2015 priorities will be a highway bill – but he does not expect it to be funded by a fuel tax increase, the AP reported.
Tags: Congress, Taxes, Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The price of a gallon of gasoline in California could potentially increase by as much as 16 to 76 cents per gallon on Jan. 1 under a new state regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction, Legislation
President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards, President Obama, Tax Incentives, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Legislation
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.
Tags: Diesel Emissions, U.S. Congress, EPA, Legislation, Federal Grants
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.
Tags: Tax Incentive, U.S. Congress, Alternative Fuels, Legislation
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
The House and Senate have bills that would raise federal truck weight limits to accommodate the heavier fuel systems of natural gas vehicles.
Tags: Congress, Natural Gas Vehicles, Truck Weights, Legislation
May 15, 2014 - Industry News
Biodiesel producers say policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on their business and they point to a new survey released Wednesday as proof.
Tags: Biodiesel, Legislation, Congress, National Biodiesel Board, Alternative Fuels
March 6, 2014 - Industry News
Ideas for infusions into the Highway Trust Fund got conflicting receptions before congressional tax committees this week, as Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said he's looking for solutions while Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp expressed concerns about the Obama administration's proposal.
Tags: Highway Trust Fund, FET, Taxes, Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Congress, Legislation
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.
Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, Legislation, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Senate
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
Less than a week after the U.S. House passed the budget deal agreed upon by both chambers, the Senate on Wednesday passed the bill that outlines spending levels for two years by a vote of 64-36.
Tags: Legislation, Oil Prices, Congress, Budget, Highway Funding
December 12, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A bipartisan federal budget deal reached Tuesday between members of the U.S. House and Senate to keep the federal government from shutting down, contains a little-known provision on drilling for oil and gas.
Tags: Oil Prices, Congress, Highway Funding, Fuel and Oil, Legislation
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
A proposed ban on diesel-powered vehicles in the District of Columbia has drawn a strong response from a coalition of trucking industry groups. The coalition warned the D.C. Council that provisions in the recently introduced Sustainable D.C. Omnibus Act of 2013 would have “significantly harmful effects on the District’s economy and on the quality of life of District residents.”
Tags: Emissions, Legislation, ATA, Washington D.C.
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 8, a measure that will continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023, providing more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers buy clean-burning low-carbon vehicles.
Tags: Emissions, Legislation, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
April 22, 2013 - Industry News
Higher fuel taxes in Vermont are almost a forgone conclusion, with the state Senate on Friday approving a hike in an overwhelming decision.
Tags: Vermont, Fuel Tax, Legislation
September 6, 2012 - Industry News
The ink on the new highway bill is hardly dry, yet one transportation group already is pushing for an amendment.
The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents is lobbying to repeal the $75,000 bond requirement for brokers and freight forwarders that's in the law Congress passed in June
Tags: AIPBA, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, American Trucking Associations, FMCSA, OOIDA, freight brokers, frieght forwarding, Unified Registration System, Legislation
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