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FMCSA’s Mexico Decision Draws Opposition, Support
FMCSA’s Mexico Decision Draws Opposition, Support

October 15, 2014
Owner-operator and labor groups registered their objections to the decision this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant normal...

Boxer Keeps Pressure on Highway Funding
Boxer Keeps Pressure on Highway Funding

October 14, 2014
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., continues to press for action on a highway bill this year, writing a letter last week to Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of...

FMCSA Ends Cross-Border Pilot, Grants Authority to Mexican Carriers
FMCSA Ends Cross-Border Pilot, Grants Authority to Mexican Carriers

October 14, 2014
A three-year pilot program testing the safety of cross-border trucking between the U.S. and Mexico is ending, and the Mexican truck lines that have been...

Congressmen Air Concerns About Sleep Apnea Training
Congressmen Air Concerns About Sleep Apnea Training

October 13, 2014
Two congressmen have told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that some of the organizations providing sleep apnea training to medical examiners...

House Ethics Committee Will Review Petri Allegations
House Ethics Committee Will Review Petri Allegations

October 3, 2014
Following a finding by investigators that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., may have violated House rules, the Committee on Ethics decided to continue its review of...

Highway Bill: ‘Nowhere to Go But Up’
Highway Bill: ‘Nowhere to Go But Up’

October 2, 2014
Undaunted by the conventional political view that Congress will accomplish nothing in the upcoming lame duck session, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., insists there...

National Freight Plan Needs to Address Congestion, GAO Says
National Freight Plan Needs to Address Congestion, GAO Says

September 30, 2014
Truck and rail traffic are expected to grow, good news for the economy as well as the carriers -- but with growth comes congestion, and transportation...

Boehner Says Highway Bill is ‘Doable’
Boehner Says Highway Bill is ‘Doable’

September 29, 2014
A highway bill is “in the realm of the doable” in the next two years, said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in remarks on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. In a...

Pennsylvania Congressman Offers Bill to Shield CSA Data
Pennsylvania Congressman Offers Bill to Shield CSA Data

September 22, 2014
The industry’s effort to shut off public access to truck safety data continues with a proposal by Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., to temporarily shield the...

Advocates, Teamsters Sue for Training Rule
Advocates, Teamsters Sue for Training Rule

September 19, 2014
Safety advocates and the Teamsters union are suing to force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue truck driver training rules. The suit...