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Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

July 18, 2017
The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule
Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

July 19, 2017
Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension...

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...

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...

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request
Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

February 2, 2018
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal...

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status
House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

August 2, 2017
A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is...

House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018
House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018

January 2, 2018
Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill
Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

September 7, 2017
Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the...

2018: Year of the Roads?
2018: Year of the Roads?

December 22, 2017
If 2017 was for trucking the year of the fearsome electronic log rule, then 2018 may well end up being the year of the awesome infrastructure bill...

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