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ATA, OOIDA Make Their Cases for Trucking in Senate Hearing
Senate Bill Aims to Bring More Women into Trucking
Senate Bill Touted as Largest Highway Legislation in History
Senate Bill Would Require Truck Speed Limiters Set at 65 MPH on All New Trucks
Trump, Democrats Agree to Push for ‘Big and Bold’ Infrastructure Plan
Bipartisan Effort on Capitol Hill Aims to Extend Alt-Fuel Tax Credits
Senate Bill Would Reform ELD and HOS Rules for Livestock Truckers

Senate Bill Would Reform ELD and HOS Rules for Livestock Truckers

There's yet another in this spring’s bumper crop of bills proposed on Capitol Hill to benefit livestock (and insect) haulers by relaxing the electronic logging device rule and also, in some cases, easing the hours of service rules specifically for this class of truckers.

June 14, 2018

Senate Bill Aims to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers
Senate Advances DOT Funding Bill with No Trucking Riders

Senate Advances DOT Funding Bill with No Trucking Riders

The Senate version of the THUD bill does not contain any of the riders that trucking interests have been flogging on Capitol Hill, such as provisions for waivers of the electronic logging device rule or to prevent states from pre-empting federal law on meal and rest breaks for truckers

June 8, 2018

Senators Push FMCSA Chief to Reform Trucker Hours of Service Rule
Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator
Senate Committee Gives Martinez Thumbs Up to Head FMCSA
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

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

Senate Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Autonomous Trucks

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 considering whether such legislation should also help foster the development of autonomous truck technologies.

September 13, 2017