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House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders
House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders

July 11, 2017
The subcommittee draft for the next House transportation appropriations bill features several riders favored by trucking interests, including a long-sought...

House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax
House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax

June 21, 2017
A new effort to ax the 12% federal excise tax on most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers has been mounted on Capitol Hill by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA).

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers
Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

May 9, 2017
A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

House Transpo Committee Boldly Goes Online
House Transpo Committee Boldly Goes Online

February 6, 2017
Despite its ultra-wonky clunkiness, “infrastructure” is a word that keeps right on trending hard inside the Beltway.

The Not-So-New Capitol Hill Players…
The Not-So-New Capitol Hill Players…

January 13, 2017
How the Trump Presidency ultimately pans out, of course, remains to be seen. But a key influence on how well the 45th President might succeed as an agent of...

Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix
Congress Completes Hours-of-Service Fix

December 12, 2016
Special legislation that contains language to fix the legislative glitch that threatened use of a 34-hour restart as part of the hours-of-service rule for...

Updated: Fix for Hours-of-Service Glitch in the Works
Updated: Fix for Hours-of-Service Glitch in the Works

December 7, 2016
Special legislation, in the form of a Continuing Resolution, introduced in Congress in hopes of averting a year-end government shutdown contains language...

FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term
FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term

November 10, 2016
Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for...

Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead
Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

November 9, 2016
Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now...

Hope for Highways Inside the Beltway
Hope for Highways Inside the Beltway

November 7, 2016
Executive Editor David Cullen shares his thoughts on a new survey on what issues are most likely to make it through Congress next year, no matter who wins...