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Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill
Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

July 30, 2015
The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier...

Senate Highway Bill Dodges Potholes
Senate Highway Bill Dodges Potholes

July 26, 2015
As of late Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to steer the multi-year highway bill introduced last week beyond some...

Senate Moves Highway Bill Forward
Senate Moves Highway Bill Forward

July 22, 2015
The Senate voted on Wednesday to move forward a bipartisan highway bill that had been blocked by a procedural vote just a day before.

Senators’ Highway Deal: 6-Year Bill Funded for 3
Senators’ Highway Deal: 6-Year Bill Funded for 3

July 21, 2015
Two top Senators reached agreement today to put forward a bipartisan, multi-year highway bill that would fund projects for the next three years — leaving it...

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers
Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

July 10, 2015
A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures
Senate Advances Pro-Trucking Measures

June 26, 2015
Before heading out the door on June 26 for an 11-day Congressional recess, the Republican majority in the Senate flexed its political muscle to move forward...

Bipartisan Senate Duo Lobbies Against Twin 33 Trailers
Bipartisan Senate Duo Lobbies Against Twin 33 Trailers

June 18, 2015
A bipartisan pair of Senators— Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)-- are lending their voices to the chorus opposing the nationwide...

Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers
Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers

June 16, 2015
The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on...

Bill Would Authorize Governors to Intervene in Port Strikes
Bill Would Authorize Governors to Intervene in Port Strikes

June 5, 2015
A bill introduced on June 5 would expand the powers granted by the Taft-Hartley Act regarding labor disputes at U.S. ports allowing state governors the...

Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch
Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch

May 14, 2015
With one week left to pass a short-term funding extension two key Democratic lawmakers have introduced a measure to extend the authorization of surface...