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House Bill Allows Twin 33s Nationwide; Keeps Restart Suspension Active
House Bill Allows Twin 33s Nationwide; Keeps Restart Suspension Active

May 13, 2015
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $55-billion spending bill that includes a provision to allow 33-foot long double trailers on Interstate...

ATA Wants Highway Bill Patched But Fast
ATA Wants Highway Bill Patched But Fast

May 12, 2015
The ATA is urging Congress to quickly adopt a short-term measure to keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat to help ensure that a comprehensive long-term highway...

ATRI: Restart Rule Unintentionally Raised Crash Risk
ATRI: Restart Rule Unintentionally Raised Crash Risk

April 29, 2015
The 34-hour restart provisions for truck drivers, which currently remain under suspension, had a negative impact on motor-carrier safety when they were in...

How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?
How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?

April 15, 2015
More attention is being paid this week to legislating infrastructure funding as the expiration date on the current MAP-21 highway bill looms ever closer -...

DOT: Patch Highway Fund If It Leads to Real Fix
DOT: Patch Highway Fund If It Leads to Real Fix

April 3, 2015
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent...

Truck Makers Seek Complete-Vehicle GHG Rule
Truck Makers Seek Complete-Vehicle GHG Rule

April 2, 2015
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The

DOT Unveils Its Long-Term Transpo Funding Bill
DOT Unveils Its Long-Term Transpo Funding Bill

March 30, 2015
The Department of Transportation today officially announced its $478-billion, six-year transportation reauthorization proposal with just two months left...

Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO
Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO

March 27, 2015
In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in...

Bill Aims to Give Hair-Testing Equal Footing
Bill Aims to Give Hair-Testing Equal Footing

March 19, 2015
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress today that would allow the Department of Transportation to recognize hair testing as an alternative option...

House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway
House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway

March 17, 2015
Roads and bridges may be local projects, but there’s no getting around their funding being planned and executed on a national scale. That message was driven...