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October 30, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Congress, CSA, HOS, Government

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Congressional Freight Panel: We Need Robust Infrastructure Funding

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, talks to the press about the results of the bipartisan panel's study of freight transport.

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.

Tags: Infrastructure, Government, Infrastructure Funding, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Bill Shuster

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Tax Reform Effort Could Include Infrastructure Funding

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Highways, legislation, Taxes, Government

October 21, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ATA, ATA2013, Government

March 13, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Ohio, Government, Truck Weights

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, Government, AASHTO, MAP-21

January 30, 2013 - Industry News

LaHood Leaves a Safety Legacy

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced that he will leave the Obama administration once a successor is confirmed.

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.

Tags: DOT, Ray LaHood, Government, Distracted Driving

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, Government, laws

January 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Government, laws, Drug Testing

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