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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.

FMCSA Study: Costs of Crash Accountability Outweigh Benefits
FMCSA Study: Costs of Crash Accountability Outweigh Benefits

January 21, 2015
The difficulty and cost of including crash fault in the CSA safety enforcement system appears to outweigh the benefits, according to an analysis by the...

FMCSA Will Help Train Police on Truck Traffic Enforcement
FMCSA Will Help Train Police on Truck Traffic Enforcement

January 13, 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon launch a national program to train police officers in traffic enforcement for large trucks. 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.

Mexico Pilot Effective But Limited, Says DOT Inspector General
Mexico Pilot Effective But Limited, Says DOT Inspector General

December 29, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proper safety controls in place for Mexican carriers operating across the border, but the pilot program...

The Year's Top Trucking Stories from Washington
The Year's Top Trucking Stories from Washington

December 23, 2014
The political slugfest over the 34-hour restart dominated the news from Washington, D.C., in the second half of 2014, but that obscure provision of the...

ATA Prevails in Restart Fight
ATA Prevails in Restart Fight

December 14, 2014
American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and...

Reaction to Restart Suspension Includes Enforcement Concerns
Reaction to Restart Suspension Includes Enforcement Concerns

December 10, 2014
As Congress moves toward suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, some trucking groups applaud the move while police worry...

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...

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