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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...

Bill Aims to Strengthen Restart Suspension; Slams Brakes on Twin 33s
Bill Aims to Strengthen Restart Suspension; Slams Brakes on Twin 33s

December 16, 2015
Congress is expected to further nail down the suspension of two restrictions placed on the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rules — and to...

New Highway Bill Scores High Marks
New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

December 2, 2015
Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

House Applies Highway Patch; Senate Expected to Rubberstamp
House Applies Highway Patch; Senate Expected to Rubberstamp

November 17, 2015
A bipartisan bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through Dec. 4 has been passed by the House.

House Passes Highway Bill
House Passes Highway Bill

November 5, 2015
The House of Representatives has passed its version of a highway bill— voting for it 363-64 in overwhelming bipartisan fashion.

Truck Weight-Limit Hike Rejected by House
Truck Weight-Limit Hike Rejected by House

November 4, 2015
An amendment that would have liberalized truck-weight limits was rejected on Nov. 3 by a vote of 187-236 during floor consideration of the highway bill by...

Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers
Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers

November 3, 2015
An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring...

Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch
Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

October 29, 2015
Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by...

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch
House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

October 27, 2015
Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.