March 4, 2014 - Industry News
Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, H.R. 4105. The legislation would replace the current Harbor Maintenance Tax, designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports.
Tags: Legislation, U.S. House of Representatives, Freight, Ports, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Port Trucking
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Representatives Lee Terry, R-Neb., and Sam Graves, R-Mo., have introduced a trio of bills to promote the use of natural gas in long haul trucking.
Tags: Natural Gas, Congress, Natural Gas Vehicles, U.S. House of Representatives
January 13, 2014 - Industry News
Legislation has been offered up in the U.S. House that backers say will support improvements to infrastructure and transportation in the national freight mobility network through a new tax on freight shipments.
Tags: Congress, infrastructure, highway funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Infrastructure Funding
October 14, 2013 - Industry News
The House panel studying freight transportation saved the toughest for last: how to pay for it. It was a sign of the enduring paralysis over funding that the panel had Jack Schenendorf and Robert Atkinson as witnesses in its final hearing last week.
Tags: Taxes, Congress, highway funding, U.S. House of Representatives, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
July 22, 2013 - Industry News
On Friday, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn) introduced a bill that would raise the required insurance minimum for motor carriers, dubbed the Safe and Fair Environment on Highways Achieved through Underwriting Levels Act (H.R. 2730) otherwise known as “SAFE HAUL."
Tags: insurance, U.S. House of Representatives, Legislation
April 17, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) have announced the members of a special panel tasked with examining the current state of freight transportation in the United States and how improving freight transportation can strengthen the economy.
Tags: infrastructure, Highways, U.S. House of Representatives, MAP-21
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