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Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Raise Private-Investment Limit for Highway Projects
Rep. Shuster Drafts Massive Infrastructure Plan

Rep. Shuster Drafts Massive Infrastructure Plan

The “discussion draft” of a wide-ranging infrastructure plan just released by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster is receiving a warm welcome from stakeholder groups, but there’s no guarantee it will be hammered into law.

July 24, 2018

House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill

House Approves Rider to Thwart State Preemption of Trucker HOS Rules

An amendment written to resolve the issue of preemption by individual states of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers was passed on April 26 by a solidly bipartisan vote of 222-193 as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act currently being debated by the House of Representatives.

April 27, 2018

House Bill Aims to Bend 14-Hour Clock for Truck Drivers
Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

February 2, 2018

House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018
ATA Executing Full-Court Press to Pass GOP Tax Plan

ATA Executing Full-Court Press to Pass GOP Tax Plan

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. 2 passed into law and signed by President Trump.

November 7, 2017

Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule

Capitol Hill Dems Float Bill to Force Sleep-Apnea Rule

Six weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration pulled their advance notice of proposed rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea, Democrats in both the House and Senate are pushing back.

September 29, 2017

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

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 application of autonomous driving technology to commercial trucks has so far failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill.

September 7, 2017

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

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 difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits companies’ growth and individuals’ work,” said Rep. Erik Paulsen, who introduced H.R. 3396.

August 2, 2017

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

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 Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

July 19, 2017

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.

July 18, 2017

House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders

House THUD Bill Boasts Trucking Reform Riders

The subcommittee draft for the next House transportation appropriations bill features several riders favored by trucking interests, including a long-sought measure that would preempt states from enacting laws dictating meal and rest break requirements for truckers.

July 11, 2017