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House Bill Would Provide Non-CSA Hiring Standard for Carriers
House Bill Would Provide Non-CSA Hiring Standard for Carriers

March 2, 2015
Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) that would create a “national hiring standard” for motor carriers.

Trucking Inside Mexico
Trucking Inside Mexico

December 14, 2015
Motor carriers face some unique challenges south of the border, but their drive to succeed is no different than that of U.S. and Canadian truckers.

Washington Wrap-Up 2015
Washington Wrap-Up 2015

December 29, 2015
A lot of lobbying and politicking went on in Washington throughout 2015, but by year's end these were the five things that got done that most helped or will...

Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill
Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill

September 9, 2015
Transportation-policy consultant Ken Orski argues in his latest Innovation NewsBrief update that the urgency to pass a long-term highway bill has “largely...

Trump Talks Taxes – but What about Roads?
Trump Talks Taxes – but What about Roads?

October 12, 2017
Trump deploys trucks to talk up taxes – but shouldn't trucking take him to task on funding infrastructure? David Cullen wonders in his Passing Zone blog.

FMCSA Details How It Will Conduct Restart Study
FMCSA Details How It Will Conduct Restart Study

March 19, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a plan for how it will conduct the “naturalistic study” of the operational, safety, health and...

ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix
ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix

April 24, 2015
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the...

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.

President Obama Inks Highway Patch
President Obama Inks Highway Patch

June 1, 2015
The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 was signed into law on Friday by President Obama extending funding through July 31.

Truck Size/Weight Study Dinged by Outside Agency
Truck Size/Weight Study Dinged by Outside Agency

October 8, 2015
The Dept. of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study “lacks a consistent and complete quantitative summary of the alternative...