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January 24, 2013 - Industry News

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

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Congress, Hours of Service

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

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

Tags: Infrastructure, Economy

January 9, 2013 - Industry News

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

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Congress, VMT, Taxes

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

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

Tags: Infrastructure, CSA

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

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

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, Oregon, VMT

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

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

Tags: U.S. Congress, Infrastructure

November 28, 2012 - Industry News

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

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Congress

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

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

All-electronic tolling could be as cheap to operate as collecting fuel tax, says The Reason Foundation. Cash lanes, however, are more expensive to operate. (Photo by Jim Park)

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.

Tags: Highways, Tolls, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure

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