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Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers
Amendment Aims to Thwart Threat to Smaller Carriers

November 3, 2015
An amendment would allow motor carriers that have not been rated by FMCSA to meet safety-eligibility requirements spelled out by the “Interim Hiring...

Could House Highway Bill Hurt Smaller Fleets?
Could House Highway Bill Hurt Smaller Fleets?

October 25, 2015
A letter signed by eight businesses and associations that together represent over 9,500 motor carriers, brokers and shippers has been sent to the House ...

Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill
Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill

September 9, 2015
Transportation-policy consultant Ken Orski argues in his latest Innovation NewsBrief update that the urgency to pass a long-term highway bill has “largely...

Truck Weight-Limit Hike Rejected by House
Truck Weight-Limit Hike Rejected by House

November 4, 2015
An amendment that would have liberalized truck-weight limits was rejected on Nov. 3 by a vote of 187-236 during floor consideration of the highway bill by...

ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix
ATA Sticks to Fuel-Tax Hike as Best Trust Fund Fix

April 24, 2015
The American Trucking Associations remains committed to seeing a surface transportation package passed this year that will ensure a long-term fix for the...

Will Highway Trust Fund Run Dry in 5 Years?
Will Highway Trust Fund Run Dry in 5 Years?

February 8, 2016
A new projections from the Congressional Budget Office about where the Highway Trust Fund will be by the end of 2021 illustrates the inherent flaw in how...

Highway Bill and The Sausage Factory
Highway Bill and The Sausage Factory

August 2, 2015
It's not a family-friendly flick or a Wes Craven slasher coming to a theater near you...

Highway Bill Signed by President Obama
Highway Bill Signed by President Obama

December 4, 2015
Ten years in the making, a fully funded highway bill that runs longer than two years has become law.

Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch
Senators Float Midsummer Highway Bill Patch

May 14, 2015
With one week left to pass a short-term funding extension two key Democratic lawmakers have introduced a measure to extend the authorization of surface...

House Passes Two-Month Highway Patch
House Passes Two-Month Highway Patch

May 19, 2015
The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a temporary extension of the highway bill that will fund transportation projects through July.

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