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Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”

Bipartisan Federal Excise Tax Repeal Bill Introduced

Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) have introduced a bill, H.R. 2381, that aims to repeal the federal excise tax and was applauded by several truck dealer associations that have been actively pushing for its removal.

OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a letter to members of Congress in opposition.

Road Work Ahead: Beware Alarms and Dollar Signs

What’s holding back development and passage of a monumental infrastructure package is not politics. It’s plain old wrong-headed thinking, says Executive Editor David Cullen in his Passing Zone blog.