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Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule
Senate Bill Includes Hours-of-Service Fix; Demands Speed-Limiter Rule

April 21, 2016
The transportation spending bill advanced by the Senate Appropriations Committee fixes wording in earlier legislation that muddied what the status of the...

Sen. Boxer Opposes Resurrecting Trucker Rest-Break Reform
Sen. Boxer Opposes Resurrecting Trucker Rest-Break Reform

April 14, 2016
An effort appears under way to insert a pro-trucking reform twice shot down by this Congress in the Fiscal Year 2017 THUD bill. However, if Sen. Barbara...

Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers
Trucking Execs Urge Senators to Turn Down ‘Twin 33’ Trailers

June 16, 2015
The top executives of 15 major for-hire carriers are pushing back against a drive on Capitol Hill to legalize the operation of twin 33-ft trailers on...

House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms
House Highway Bill Promises Trucking Reforms

October 19, 2015
New long-term measure would hide CSA scores, launch an under-21 CDL pilot program and allow hair-testing for drug-testing truck drivers.

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...

Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill
Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill

April 19, 2016
A broad coalition of interest groups is lobbying Congress “to oppose any special interest anti-truck safety riders including changes to the truck driver...

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...

Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill
Trucking Alliance Opposes HOS Fix in Senate Bill

May 2, 2016
A coalition of major carriers has come out firmly opposed to language put forth by the Senate Appropriations Committee to fix earlier legislative wording...

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years
Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

August 6, 2015
Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then...

Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers
Bill Could Be First Step to Younger Truck Drivers

July 10, 2015
A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.

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