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House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech
House Committee Hears Testimony on Autonomous Truck Tech

December 7, 2017
During a House subcommittee hearing on emerging transportation technology Thursday, representatives found themselves pondering the societal impact...

Problem Solvers Aim to Pave Way for Infrastructure Bill
Problem Solvers Aim to Pave Way for Infrastructure Bill

December 1, 2017
The little-known Problem Solvers Caucus may play a big role getting an infrastructure package through Congress, says David Cullen in his Passing Zone blog.

ATA Executing Full-Court Press to Pass GOP Tax Plan
ATA Executing Full-Court Press to Pass GOP Tax Plan

November 7, 2017
The American Trucking Associations appears committed to leaving no stone unturned in its quest to see the tax-reform plan introduced on Capitol Hill on Nov....

Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule
Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule

September 29, 2017
Six weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration pulled their advance notice of proposed rulemaking...

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill
Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

September 7, 2017
Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the...

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status
House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

August 2, 2017
A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is...

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule
Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

July 19, 2017
Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension...

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

July 18, 2017
The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders
House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders

July 11, 2017
The subcommittee draft for the next House transportation appropriations bill features several riders favored by trucking interests, including a long-sought...

House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax
House Bill Would Repeal Heavy-Truck Federal Excise Tax

June 21, 2017
A new effort to ax the 12% federal excise tax on most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers has been mounted on Capitol Hill by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA).

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