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House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill

No less than 42 trade associations are urging House transportation leaders to back a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to operate in interstate commerce.

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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.

The Long Ride Up Capitol Hill for Trucking's Preemption Rider

The fight has been joined again on Capitol Hill over “preemption,” that is to say, should the separate states have the right to preempt federal law when it comes to setting work rules for truck drivers?

OOIDA Leading Fight Against House Bills to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, along with other groups, is opposing two bills before the House of Representatives that would allow for lowering the age requirement for obtaining an interstate commercial driver’s license.

House Bill Aims to Bend 14-Hour Clock for Truck Drivers

A newly proposed bill would allow truck drivers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into the 14-hour on-duty allotment afforded them by federal Hours of Service rules.

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.

House Transpo Chair Shuster Not Running in 2018

Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

2018: Year of the Roads?

If 2017 was for trucking the year of the fearsome electronic log rule, then 2018 may well end up being the year of the awesome infrastructure bill...

Problem Solvers Aim to Pave Way for Infrastructure Bill

The little-known Problem Solvers Caucus may play a big role getting an infrastructure package through Congress, says David Cullen in his Passing Zone blog.

House Transpo Committee Boldly Goes Online

Despite its ultra-wonky clunkiness, “infrastructure” is a word that keeps right on trending hard inside the Beltway.