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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...

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).

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...

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...

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...

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.

Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule
Feds Withdraw Sleep Apnea Pre-Rule

August 4, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have withdrawn their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on...

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule
EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

October 31, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the...

Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation
Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation

July 24, 2016
The text of both the Democratic and Republican 2016 platforms runs for about 50 pages and each devotes just about 200 words to issues directly related to...