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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...

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...

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...

How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?
How Will the Next Highway Bill Get Funded?

April 15, 2015
More attention is being paid this week to legislating infrastructure funding as the expiration date on the current MAP-21 highway bill looms ever closer -...

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...

House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway
House Highway Committee Hears from Beyond the Beltway

March 17, 2015
Roads and bridges may be local projects, but there’s no getting around their funding being planned and executed on a national scale. That message was driven...

DOT: Patch Highway Fund If It Leads to Real Fix
DOT: Patch Highway Fund If It Leads to Real Fix

April 3, 2015
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent...

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