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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 17, 2013

Engineers Warn About the Economic Impact of Not Investing in Infrastructure

A lack of funding in infrastructure will mean more to the people of the United States than a few more potholes in the road. According to the American Society of Civil Engineer's Failure to Act report, "The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America's Economic Future," the U.S. government and its people will be feeling the lack of infrastructure funding in their wallets

January 16, 2013

A Trio of Trucking Resolutions

Highway funding, driver respect and fixing CSA are on HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge's wish list for 2013.

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

Billboards, distraction and tax revenues

You don't need a PhD to recognize that bright flashing lights and changing images will grab drivers' attention. They are supposed to. But since drivers ought to be paying attention to things that are more pressing, why are these signs sprouting up everywhere?

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

December 27, 2012

Top 10 Trucking Stories and Trends from 2012, Part 4

As we begin 2013, it's a good time to look back on 2012 at some of the biggest trucking stories and trends. Here are our picks for the top two stories of the year

December 17, 2012

Bill Would Set up VMT Pilot Project

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would fund a Vehicle Miles Traveled pilot program to examine a new source of funding that would help make up for the Highway Trust Fund deficit

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

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

November 27, 2012

Reason Foundation Says Costs for Fuel Tax, Toll Collection are 'Myths'

The Reason Foundation, an American libertarian research organization, released a study saying it costs more to collect fuel taxes than is generally believed, and that thanks to new electronic tolling systems, collecting tolls costs less than is thought.

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

September 1, 2007

Congress: Skip The Bacon

Money that could've fixed bridges went for politicians' pet projects. It's time for sensible priorities.

September 1, 2007

Infrastructure Disaster

Minnesota bridge collapse sharpens focus on highway spending.

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