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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...

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...

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...

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.

Boehner Says Highway Bill is ‘Doable’
Boehner Says Highway Bill is ‘Doable’

September 29, 2014
A highway bill is “in the realm of the doable” in the next two years, said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in remarks on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. In a...

Pennsylvania Congressman Offers Bill to Shield CSA Data
Pennsylvania Congressman Offers Bill to Shield CSA Data

September 22, 2014
The industry’s effort to shut off public access to truck safety data continues with a proposal by Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., to temporarily shield the...

Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill
Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill

September 16, 2014
A bid by conservatives in the House and Senate to effectively eliminate the federal highway program is drawing fire from American Trucking Associations and...

House Prepares Short-Term Appropriations Bill Without 34-Hour Restart Provision
House Prepares Short-Term Appropriations Bill Without 34-Hour Restart Provision

September 11, 2014
The House is working on a temporary appropriations measure that does not include a suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.

Carrier, Shipper Interests Push Federal Freight Policy
Carrier, Shipper Interests Push Federal Freight Policy

September 9, 2014
Freight interests are staking ground for the next highway program, asserting the need for sustainable funding, systematic planning and improved efficiency....

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