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October 30, 2013

House Panel Considering Hearing on Hours of Service

A House committee is considering holding a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule in November. The tentative date for the hearing would be Nov. 21, sources said.

October 29, 2013

Congressional Freight Panel: We Need Robust Infrastructure Funding

A congressional panel is recommending a comprehensive, multimodal approach to freight transportation with robust, sustainable funding from public and private sources. The bipartisan Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation unanimously backs more spending on freight infrastructure – but does not take a position on where the money should come from.

October 28, 2013

Tax Reform Effort Could Include Infrastructure Funding

Two congressional leaders who have been working on tax reform for the past couple of years are getting closer to drafting proposals that could include renewed commitment to highway funding.

October 21, 2013

ATA's Graves Takes Aim at Republican Party as Part of the Challenges Faced by Trucking

ORLANDO -- American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves said the industry continues to play a central role in the U.S. economy, despite the myriad of challenges facing the industry, and took direct aim at the Republican Party.

October 1, 2013

When the Wheels' Ain't Rollin' in DC (With Apologies to Merle Haggard)

Senior Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge must have been watching way too much TV Monday as we approached a government shutdown, because he decided the impasse needed its own song -- sung to the music of the 1975 hit "Movin' On," because Congress is certainly NOT movin' on. Read more, if you dare, in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

August 28, 2013

A Good Place to Start for Alternative Fuel & Fuel Efficiency Funding

Whether you're looking for funding for alternative fueled vehicles, idle reduction or other fuel efficiency and emissions improvers, one blog post out there offers an impressive list of incentive programs.

March 13, 2013

Plans For Heavier Trucks In Ohio Hit Bump

Legislation being considered by Ohio lawmakers to increase the maximum truck weight on the state’s non-interstate routes from 80,000 pounds to 90,000 pounds has been removed from a larger bill.

February 28, 2013

House Sets Transportation Oversight Hearing

The House of Representatives will begin oversight of the new federal highway program March 14 with a hearing to review implementation of key elements of last year’s highway bill.

January 30, 2013

LaHood Leaves a Safety Legacy

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who yesterday announced that he will leave the Obama administration once a successor is confirmed, will look back at a legacy of achievement, particularly in safety.

January 28, 2013

ATA Wants to Extend Hours of Service Start Date

American Trucking Associations is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the start date of the new hours of service rule.

January 28, 2013

State Pot Laws Do Not Apply to Truck Drivers

States are loosening restrictions on marijuana but that does not mean truck drivers can kick back and light up a joint. In last November’s election, voters in Washington and Colorado made it legal to possess an ounce of pot and use it for recreation. And Massachusetts joined the17 other states (and the District of Columbia) that allow medical marijuana.

January 3, 2013

Toll hikes and the law of unintended consequences

As public officials look to public-private partnerships and toll roads as one way to address the issue of infrastructure funding, one question that comes up is whether fewer trucks will use the toll roads, thus leading to lower toll revenues than anticipate

November 20, 2012

States looking at highway funding

Increasing fuel taxes may be a near-taboo topic on Capitol Hill, but as state legislators and governors look to 2013 budgets and highway funding, a number are considering raising state fuel taxes to pay for needed infrastructure work

November 8, 2012

What will the election mean for infrastructure?

So what does Tuesday's election mean for trucking -- specifically, the need to get to work very soon on the next highway bill

October 16, 2012

In Search of Cross-Border Safety Data

Listen to opponents of cross-border trucking and you might envision hordes of unsafe, broken-down Mexican rigs swarming across the border. That hardly seems to be the case, given a recent report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation

August 29, 2012

Transportation news from the GOP in Tampa

"That's what we're looking for now - transportation.

August 15, 2012

Infrastructure and the presidential race

We finally got a highway bill, but since it only runs two years, it's something either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is going to have to deal with during the next presidential administration

July 15, 2012

Barges and trains don't deliver to Walmart (or the Euro equivalent)

Sounds like U.S. officials aren't the only ones who think the answer to problems such as greenhouse gas pollution and congestion is to shift freight off of trucks

April 11, 2012

Thinking big on infrastructure

Kudos to U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins for daring to think big when it comes to infrastructure

February 19, 2012

Why are there tolls on interstates?

The Federal Highway Administration recently named the third and final state in a pilot program on adding tolls to existing Interstate highways. But obviously there are already tolls on many Interstates. What gives

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