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February 10, 2013

ATD Chairman Tells Truck Dealers: ‘Our Voice Needs to be Heard’

Dick Witcher, chairman of the American Truck Dealers, association, urged the nation’s commercial truck dealers to get more involved in their association and build relationships with their members of Congress.

February 3, 2013

Truck Safety Largely Exempt from Sequestration

There’s an air of resignation in Washington about the deep cuts in federal spending scheduled for March 1. If sequestration happens, the cuts could affect $1.2 trillion in discretionary and defense spending. Highway safety and construction programs would be spared, for the most part, because their money comes through the Highway Trust Fund.

January 24, 2013

House Transportation Committee Sets Agenda

Trucking issues rank high on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee agenda for the coming year. The committee, which met earlier this week to set its oversight plan and confirm leadership positions, will be keeping an eye on national freight policy, on tolling activities in the states, on the CSA safety enforcement program and on the hours-of-service rule

January 9, 2013

GAO Suggests Mileage Fees for Trucks

Congress might want to consider a mileage fee for trucks and electric vehicles when it looks for ways to strengthen highway funding, says the Government Accountability Office. GAO said that while privacy concerns and other issues limit the usefulness of such fees for automobiles, Congress should consider a pilot program to test them for trucks and electric cars

January 6, 2013

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through

December 6, 2012

Trucking Interests Prepare for New Committee Lineups on the Hill

The election did not change the balance of power in Washington, but committee leadership in Congress is in flux and trucking lobbyists are alert for what that might mean. They also are watching for a possible change at the Department of Transportation

December 5, 2012

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through. The complexities and contradictions of CSA were on full display yesterday as a subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee took in testimony from the analysts who designed the program and researchers who have enumerated its flaws

November 28, 2012

Rep. Bill Shuster Will Take Reins of Key House Transportation Committee

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., will replace Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. T&I is the key truck-related panel in the House, with oversight over the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is the committee that will draft the next major highway bill, due in 2014

December 1, 2008

Fund the Infrastructure - Carefully

Congress should limit spending to targeted, legitimate projects.

October 1, 2008

An $8 Billion Fiasco

It shouldn't have taken a cash shortfall for the Highway Fund to be repaid.

October 1, 2008

Highway Reform Tops Washington Agenda

The federal law that sets long-term surface transportation policy will expire next October.

June 1, 2008

Trucking's Compelling Story

The fuel crisis is an opportunity for trucking to get its message heard.

May 1, 2008

EPA Has $50 Million To Support Clean Air Retrofit

EPA has $50 million to support clean air retrofits

May 1, 2008

Searching For Middle Ground In Highway Debate

Searching for a middle ground in the highway debate

April 1, 2008

Highway Funding: Let The Games Begin

Recommendations on how this country should approach funding to fix its ailing surface transportation system are on the table.

March 1, 2008

Roadway Reforms

Congress asked for the report in preparation for the 2009 reauthorization of the law that controls how we govern and pay for the system.

February 1, 2008

THUD: Still Pretty Porky

Citizens Against Government Waste www.ccagw.org provides insights into the pork system, and a platform to participate in the movement to change it.

November 1, 2007

Tax Credit: A Win-Win

A measure in Congress proposing to give truck and bus owners tax credits for putting advanced safety devices on their equipment.

October 1, 2007

View From The Hill

Infrastructure, emissions incentives, hours of service, NAFTA and Mexico are the hot issues for 2008.

May 1, 2007

Congress Needs A Sensible Approach To Highway Funding

When it comes to doling out money, our legislators are out of control.

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