May 26, 2015
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
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
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 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'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
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.
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
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
For the first time in recorded history, the EPA and NHTSA are sort of your friends.
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
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
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
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
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.
January 27, 2015
Regulation, litigation and taxation are three big issues faced by business, according to Geoff Davis, former Congressman and founding partner of Republic Consulting, speaking Monday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.
December 30, 2014
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.
December 23, 2014
The political slugfest over the 34-hour restart dominated the news from Washington, D.C., in the second half of 2014, but that obscure provision of the hours of service rule is not nearly as important as other developments during the year.
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.
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).
December 18, 2014
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.
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