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Congress Edges Toward Highway Funding Stopgap
Congress Edges Toward Highway Funding Stopgap

July 16, 2014
Congress is inching closer to passage of a stopgap measure to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from drying up this summer. The House this week passed a $10.6...

Reaction to ELD Proposal Goes Full Circle
Reaction to ELD Proposal Goes Full Circle

July 1, 2014
UPDATED -- Comments on the proposed Electronic Logging Device mandate cover the full spectrum of reactions, from outrage and disdain at Big Brother...

Revised Trust Fund Proposal Drops Truck Tax Hike
Revised Trust Fund Proposal Drops Truck Tax Hike

June 26, 2014
In an effort to prevent a shutdown of the federal transportation program, the Senate Finance Committee has drafted a proposal to keep the Highway Trust Fund...

Wyden Offers Highway Trust Fund Patch
Wyden Offers Highway Trust Fund Patch

June 25, 2014
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is proposing a three-month patch to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through the end of the year. The patch would be paid for...

Senate Halts Debate on HOS Restart Provision
Senate Halts Debate on HOS Restart Provision

June 19, 2014
Partisan differences halted Senate debate on an appropriations bill that includes a suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service...

Another Call for Raising Fuel Taxes
Another Call for Raising Fuel Taxes

June 18, 2014
Amid warnings about a looming cutoff in highway funding, two Senators are proposing an old-fashioned fix: raise the federal fuel tax. Sens. Chris Murphy,...

HOS Restart Fight Pending in Senate
HOS Restart Fight Pending in Senate

June 17, 2014
The effort to suspend the hours of service restart provision will come to a head on the Senate floor this week, possibly this afternoon.

No Restart Suspension in House Appropriations Bill
No Restart Suspension in House Appropriations Bill

June 11, 2014
The trucking industry effort to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule missed a gear Tuesday when the House passed an...

House Amendment Would Stop FMCSA Insurance Rulemaking
House Amendment Would Stop FMCSA Insurance Rulemaking

June 10, 2014
UPDATED -- The U.S. House approved an amendment that would stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from changing insurance minimums. The...

Senate Panel Votes to Suspend Hours of Service Restart Pending Study
Senate Panel Votes to Suspend Hours of Service Restart Pending Study

June 6, 2014
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted by a wide margin to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule while the Federal...