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House Freight Panel Takes on the Most Difficult Issue: Funding

House Freight Panel Takes on the Most Difficult Issue: Funding

The House panel studying freight transportation saved the toughest for last: how to pay for it. It was a sign of the enduring paralysis over funding that the panel had Jack Schenendorf and Robert Atkinson as witnesses in its final hearing last week.

October 14, 2013

With Final Report Due Soon, House Freight Panel Takes on Truck Weights
Fuel Price Report Cancelled by Government Shutdown
Sleep Apnea Rulemaking Will Require Much More Research

Sleep Apnea Rulemaking Will Require Much More Research

President Obama yesterday signed a bill saying that any changes in federal requirements for handling truck driver sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, must come through the rulemaking process, rather than guidance to medical examiners.

October 15, 2013

Tax Reform Effort Could Include Infrastructure Funding
FMCSA Grants Rest-Break Exemption to Defense Carriers
Congressional Freight Panel: We Need Robust Infrastructure Funding

Congressional Freight Panel: We Need Robust Infrastructure Funding

A congressional panel is recommending a comprehensive, multimodal approach to freight transportation with robust, sustainable funding from public and private sources. The bipartisan Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation unanimously backs more spending on freight infrastructure – but does not take a position on where the money should come from.

October 29, 2013

FMCSA Test-Drives Improvements on Safety Data Website
GAO Reviews Benefits, Costs of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
House Bill Would Suspend 34-Hour Restart Pending Review
EPA Proposes to Cut Renewable Fuel Requirements

EPA Proposes to Cut Renewable Fuel Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. The agency is required to set annual standards for cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewables. It gave two reasons why it needs to reduce the percentage of these fuels next year.

November 18, 2013

House Panel Sets Hours-of-Service Hearing

House Panel Sets Hours-of-Service Hearing

A House subcommittee will hold a hearing on the truck driver hours-of-service rule next week. The Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce of the Small Business Committee will question Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, on the rule.

November 14, 2013

Little Common Ground at Restart Hearing

Little Common Ground at Restart Hearing

The subject at Thursday’s House hearing was truck driver hours-of-service regulations, but the target was federal regulation of business. Anne Ferro, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, testified that the 34-hour restart provision of the rule will save an estimated 19 lives a year.

November 21, 2013

Shuster Urges Quiet Approach to Highway Funding

Shuster Urges Quiet Approach to Highway Funding

With the House and Senate going to conference on a Water Resources Development bill, the way is clear for transportation committees in both chambers to take up reauthorization of the federal highway program.

November 26, 2013

Senator Urges FMCSA to Act on Food Safety

A recent news report about broken truck reefer units in Ohio prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, to press the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to act on food safety.

December 5, 2013