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Funding Bill Sets Deadline for ELD Mandate: January 30, 2015

June 6, 2014
The bill that would suspend the new 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule also sets a deadline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

HOS Restart in Spotlight on Capitol Hill
HOS Restart in Spotlight on Capitol Hill

June 4, 2014
Truck driver hours of service took center stage Tuesday as Senators grilled Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, on the new...

House Leaders Propose Plan to Plug Highway Gap by Cutting Postal Services
House Leaders Propose Plan to Plug Highway Gap by Cutting Postal Services

June 2, 2014
Republican leaders in the House are proposing a stopgap plan that claims money from postal service reforms to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through...

Trucking Alliance Pushes Plan to Study 34-Hour Restart
Trucking Alliance Pushes Plan to Study 34-Hour Restart

June 2, 2014
Congress is considering a plan to study the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule using data collected by electronic logs. This approach is...

Bill Would Set National Liability Standard for Shippers, Brokers
Bill Would Set National Liability Standard for Shippers, Brokers

May 29, 2014
Several House Republicans are proposing a national standard to protect buyers of trucking services from claims that they were negligent when selecting the...

ATA Bid to Cut Funding for HOS Restart Draws Sharp Reaction
ATA Bid to Cut Funding for HOS Restart Draws Sharp Reaction

May 21, 2014
The American Trucking Associations is trying to get Congress to cut off funding for the restart provision of the hours of service rule -- a maneuver that...

Senate EPW Committee Approves Highway Bill
Senate EPW Committee Approves Highway Bill

May 15, 2014
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved its bill to reauthorize the federal highway program. The bill proposes a 6-year...

Carper Sees Hope for Federal Fuel Tax Hike
Carper Sees Hope for Federal Fuel Tax Hike

May 14, 2014
As Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., sees it, the idea of a fuel tax increase to restore the Highway Trust Fund is not out of the question. Carper’s message to his...

Senate Committee Unveils Six-Year Highway Funding Proposal
Senate Committee Unveils Six-Year Highway Funding Proposal

May 13, 2014
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s highway bill picks up on the reforms initiated by its predecessor, MAP-21, and proposes modest funding...

Carriers Air Concerns about Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Carriers Air Concerns about Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

May 12, 2014
There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation...