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Senate Committee Advances Self-Driving Bill
Senate Committee Advances Self-Driving Bill

October 4, 2017
The legislation, intended to eliminate barriers to the safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, still faces a vote by the full Senate.

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...

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks
Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

September 13, 2017
While the House has already passed a bill that could help bring self-driving cars to market faster, a Senate panel is taking a more deliberative approach by...

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...

OOIDA: Human Trafficking Bill Unfairly Singles Out Truckers
OOIDA: Human Trafficking Bill Unfairly Singles Out Truckers

July 14, 2017
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has come out against the recently proposed No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, because it believes the...

Senators Ask GAO to Examine Impact of Autonomous Technology on Trucking
Senators Ask GAO to Examine Impact of Autonomous Technology on Trucking

May 1, 2017
If you’re concerned about the potential impact autonomous vehicle technology will have on truck drivers in the future, you’re not alone. Two U.S. senators...

Chiefs of FedEx Freight, Werner Urge Congress to Up Highway Funding
Chiefs of FedEx Freight, Werner Urge Congress to Up Highway Funding

April 5, 2017
FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers both testified before a Senate panel on April 4 that the...

Trucking Applauds Proposed TWIC Driver-Credential Reform Measure
Trucking Applauds Proposed TWIC Driver-Credential Reform Measure

April 3, 2017
A bipartisan measure that aims to make the federal Transportation Worker Identification Credential program more effective by ensuring “a risk-based security...

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal
Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

February 2, 2017
The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

The Not-So-New Capitol Hill Players…
The Not-So-New Capitol Hill Players…

January 13, 2017
How the Trump Presidency ultimately pans out, of course, remains to be seen. But a key influence on how well the 45th President might succeed as an agent of...

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