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Trucking Alliance Blasts Senate Bill to Rewrite HOS for Livestock Haulers

The Trucking Alliance is urging every member of Congress to oppose passage of a bill proposed in the Senate that aims to rewrite the federal hours of service regulations for a very specific group of truck drivers: those hauling livestock or insects.

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DOT Lists Highway Projects to Receive $1.5 Billion in Grants

The Department of Transportation has notified transportation-related committees of Congress which projects it has selected to receive approximately $1.5 billion in grant funding under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.

Autonomous Vehicle Bill Stalled in Senate

The AV START Act, which would allow automakers to sell more than 80,000 autonomous cars each per year, is facing an uncertain future on Capitol Hill, as at least five senators have expressed serious concerns about it, reports the Detroit News.

Spending Bill Stretches ELD Exemption for Livestock Haulers

Updated: Livestock haulers will get a respite from complying with the electronic logging device rule thanks to the omnibus funding measure passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 23.

ATA Urges Action from Congress on Infrastructure Plan

ATA president and CEO Chris Spear appeared before Congress, urging the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to act quickly and intelligently on the infrastructure funding plan.

Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.

Trump on Infrastructure Draws More Trucking Questions than Applause

Reaction by highway stakeholder groups to President Trump’s State of the Union remarks on investing in infrastructure seem to be informed as much by earlier information on his spending proposal as by anything he said in his Jan. 30 address to Congress.

Trump's Call for More Infrastructure Spending Scant on Funding Details

President Trump has upped the ante by requesting Congress to craft a bipartisan bill that “generates” at least $1.5 trillion to invest in infrastructure.

Trump Talks Infrastructure – But Will He Go Far Enough?

President Trump and Republicans have moved on to talking about infrastructure. But are they talking about the right kind of infrastructure trucking will need to compete in the future? HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts doesn't think so.

Trump Talks Taxes – but What about Roads?

Trump deploys trucks to talk up taxes – but shouldn't trucking take him to task on funding infrastructure? David Cullen wonders in his Passing Zone blog.