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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...

Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill
Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill

May 20, 2016
The Senate has passed a transportation funding bill that includes a fix of earlier legislative language that muddied what might happen to the Hour of...

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...

Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill
Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill

May 2, 2016
A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording...

Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule
Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule

April 21, 2016
The transportation spending bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee fixes wording in earlier legislation that muddied what the status of the...