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House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax
House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax

June 21, 2017
A new effort to ax the 12% federal excise tax on most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers has been mounted on Capitol Hill by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA).

Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers
Seven GOP Lawmakers Signal Support for Hair-Testing Truckers

May 9, 2017
A letter signed by seven Republican Congressmen lays out their unequivocal support of a petition calling for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls
War of Words Erupts Over Trump's Call to Allow Interstate Tolls

May 23, 2017
A 39-word statement in a just-released six-page “fact sheet” on President Trump’s “infrastructure initiative” within his overall budget proposal has brought...

FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers
FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

November 20, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic...

FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut
FMCSA Committee Tasked with Picking Rules to Cut

June 16, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to take specific action to comply with President Trump’s Executive Order 13771 requiring agencies...

7 Rules to Watch in ‘17
7 Rules to Watch in ‘17

December 29, 2016
Donald Trump has yet to be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States, so it's still far too soon to confidently predict how his stated...

Swift-Knight Merger to Create Truckload Giant
Swift-Knight Merger to Create Truckload Giant

April 10, 2017
Swift Transportation Co. and Knight Transportation Inc. announced on April 10 that they will merge via a stock swap to form a new company, Knight-Swift...

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking
FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

June 2, 2017
More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says...

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...

Outside the Beltway: Tour the Statehouse Battlegrounds
Outside the Beltway: Tour the Statehouse Battlegrounds

November 8, 2016
Executive Editor David Cullen takes a look at how this election may shake at in statehouses across the country in his Passing Zone blog.