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Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule
Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule

September 29, 2017
Six weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration pulled their advance notice of proposed rulemaking...

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks
Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

September 13, 2017
While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by...

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...

Chiefs of FedEx Freight, Werner Urge Congress to Up Highway Funding
Chiefs of FedEx Freight, Werner Urge Congress to Up Highway Funding

April 5, 2017
FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers both testified before a Senate panel on April 4 that the...

Trucking Applauds Proposed TWIC Driver-Credential Reform Measure
Trucking Applauds Proposed TWIC Driver-Credential Reform Measure

April 3, 2017
A bipartisan measure that aims to make the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential program more effective by ensuring “a risk-based security...

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal
Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

February 2, 2017
The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

Updated: Fix for Hours-of-Service Glitch in the Works
Updated: Fix for Hours-of-Service Glitch in the Works

December 7, 2016
Special legislation, in the form of a Continuing Resolution, introduced in Congress in hopes of averting a year-end government shutdown contains language...

FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term
FTR: Trump Impact Minimal in Short Term

November 10, 2016
Economists with freight transportation forecasting firm FTR are convinced that the election of Donald Trump will not much move any economic needles much for...

Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead
Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

November 9, 2016
Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now...

Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill
Senate Keeps Hours-of-Service Fix in Funding Bill

May 20, 2016
The Senate has passed a transportation funding bill that includes a fix of earlier legislative language that muddied what might happen to the Hour of...

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