Legislation

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June 24, 2015

Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a six-year bill that calls for spending $350 billion on surface-transportation infrastructure.

June 23, 2015

NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.

June 11, 2015

Infrastructure Funding Bill: Let the States Pay

Two Republicans on Capitol Hill have re-introduced a controversial bill taking a radical approach to the issue of highway funding -- handing responsibility for infrastructure over to the states.

June 10, 2015

House Narrowly Passes Spending Bill Keeping Restart Suspension

A major spending bill containing several provisions of importance to the trucking industry, including a continuation of the 34-hour restart suspension, narrowly passed the U.S. House late Tuesday night, but it still has to pass the Senate and faces a possible veto.

June 9, 2015

Oklahoma Gov. Signs NGV Conversion Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has approved legislation that will allow interest-free loans to county governments in the state to buy natural gas vehicles or convert fleet vehicles to natural gas.

June 2, 2015

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill

Nebraska's Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.

May 26, 2015

Highway Patch Bill Sent to President Obama

With a voice vote on Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved the two-month extension of the highway bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday. The legislation now awaits the expected signature of President Obama.

May 20, 2015

House Dems Push Long-Term Highway Measure

Peter DeFazio and 19 Committee Democrats have introduced the Obama Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act as a long-term surface transportation funding measure.

May 19, 2015

House Passes Two-Month Highway Patch

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a temporary extension of the highway bill that will fund transportation projects through July.

May 5, 2015

California Ramps Up Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.

April 1, 2015

Utah Gov. Approves Natural Gas Tax Increase

Utah's Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed a transportation infrastructure funding bill that includes increases in the state tax on natural gas and hydrogen vehicle fuel.

March 30, 2015

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

March 30, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Scrap Highway Speed Limit Increase

Ohio Lawmakers scrapped a proposal to raise highway speed limits to 75 mph that was opposed by the trucking industry, according to a report from Cleveland.com.

March 26, 2015

FMCSA Under Pressure to Change CSA Scoring

The ATA urged the FMCSA to make common sense changes to the CSA scoring following re-introduced legislation from Congress addressing the same issue.

March 16, 2015

Commentary: Good News Coming?

For the first time in recorded history, the EPA and NHTSA are sort of your friends.

March 16, 2015

U.S. and Canada Agree to Border Pre-Clearance Deal

The U.S. and Canada have agreed to allow trucks going into the U.S. from Canada to clear customs on the Canadian side of the border, according to a report from The Buffalo News.

March 12, 2015

ATA Opens Nominations for Leadership Program

American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the third class of its LEAD ATA leadership development program designed to nurture the next generation of trucking industry leaders.

March 6, 2015

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

March 2, 2015

House Bill Would Provide Non-CSA Hiring Standard for Carriers

Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) that would create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers.

January 28, 2015

U.S. Senate Begins Work on Highway Bill

The U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee has launched its effort to draft a new highway bill with vows to work out political differences in order to restore the health of the nation’s infrastructure.

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