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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...

HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill
HOS Restart Reform Keeps Cranking on Capitol Hill

May 19, 2016
Updated on May 20: A House Appropriations subcommittee has advanced language to “fix” the Hour of Service rule’s 34-hour restart provisions that goes...

Latest Aviation Bill Ditches Pro-Trucking Reform
Latest Aviation Bill Ditches Pro-Trucking Reform

March 11, 2016
The effort to inject a reform proposal widely viewed as favorable to trucking into an aviation bill has crashed and burned. At least for now.

Aviation Bill Harbors Pro-Trucking Reform
Aviation Bill Harbors Pro-Trucking Reform

February 7, 2016
Intended to keep states from preempting federal motor-carriage regulations, a proposal that that did not make it into the highway bill has resurfaced in...