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U.S. Senate Begins Work on Highway Bill
U.S. Senate Begins Work on Highway Bill

January 28, 2015
The U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee has launched its effort to draft a new highway bill with vows to work out political differences in...

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill
Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

January 21, 2015
President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

Crash Accountability Study Coming in Two Weeks
Crash Accountability Study Coming in Two Weeks

January 14, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will release its study on crash accountability in the next couple of weeks, said Jack Van Steenburg, the...

U.S. to Open Border to Mexican Carriers
U.S. to Open Border to Mexican Carriers

January 9, 2015
Fourteen years later, the Mexican cross-border trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement will finally be implemented.

34-Hour Restart Likely to Be Suspended, Studied
34-Hour Restart Likely to Be Suspended, Studied

December 10, 2014
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations...

House Pair Invoke Reagan to Promote Fuel Tax Hike
House Pair Invoke Reagan to Promote Fuel Tax Hike

December 3, 2014
A bipartisan pair of House Representatives invoked the spirit of conservative champion Ronald Reagan to push for a fuel tax increase to revive the Highway...

Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers
Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers

December 2, 2014
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path...

Republicans Will Take Charge of Senate Transportation Committees
Republicans Will Take Charge of Senate Transportation Committees

November 5, 2014
The Republican sweep in the mid-term elections changes the players, but it is too soon to know how it will affect transportation policy.

Trucking Insurance Proposal Under Review
Trucking Insurance Proposal Under Review

October 31, 2014
A proposal that could eventually lead to higher insurance requirements for trucking companies is close to publication. An advanced notice of the proposal is...

Boxer Keeps Pressure on Highway Funding
Boxer Keeps Pressure on Highway Funding

October 14, 2014
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., continues to press for action on a highway bill this year, writing a letter last week to Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., chairman of...

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