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DOT Will Post Trust Fund Balance to Illustrate Infrastructure Deficit
NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers

NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers

Long-haul drivers are plagued by significant health risks, according to a new study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Almost 70% of these drivers are obese, compared to 31% of other workers, and the prevalence of morbid obesity is twice as high, 17% versus 7%.

January 14, 2014

Supreme Court Will Not Review Mexico Cross-Border Program
Dave Osiecki to Lead ATA’s Legislative Affairs Office
Drivers Must Hold Copy of Medical Certification for Another Year
Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax

Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would raise federal fuel taxes and index them to the cost of living to pay for more investment in roads and bridges. The bill would repeal the taxes by 2025 in anticipation of replacing them with a vehicle-mile tax.

January 9, 2014

Mary Phillips Steps Down from ATA Legislative Post

Mary Phillips Steps Down from ATA Legislative Post

Mary Phillips, senior vice president for legislative affairs at American Trucking Associations for the past three years, is stepping down from her post. The moves comes as Congress gears up for the next highway bill, a crucial test for trucking interests on Capitol Hill.

January 7, 2014

A Challenging Year Ahead on Capitol Hill

A Challenging Year Ahead on Capitol Hill

Trucking’s overriding challenge on Capitol Hill this year is passage of a new highway program. The current program expires at the end of October. It launched a number of substantive reforms and policy initiatives but was funded for just two years with money taken from here and there in the federal budget.

January 6, 2014

ELogs, Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Top Rules List for 2014
FMCSA Looking for Ideas on New Entrant Testing

FMCSA Looking for Ideas on New Entrant Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a public listening session on how to test the trucking knowledge of would-be carriers, brokers and freight forwarders.

December 26, 2013

Supreme Court Schedules January Vote on Mexico Petition
Ayotte Introduces Bill to Suspend 34-Hour Restart

FMCSA Plans Sleeper Berth Test

UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.

December 20, 2013

FHWA Selects Vehicle Types for Truck Size and Weight Study

FHWA Selects Vehicle Types for Truck Size and Weight Study

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen the types of vehicles it will compare in its comprehensive study of truck sizes and weights, and is gathering reams of data on how these configurations would affect safety, infrastructure, enforcement and competition among the modes.

December 19, 2013