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Senate DOT bill skips trucking reforms, for now

The Senate Appropriations Committee this week put forward a 2018 fiscal year DOT-funding bill that skips reforms related to electronic logging devices and rest breaks for truck drivers.

House set to take up bill that exempts carriers from state laws on driver breaks, delays ELD mandate for livestockers

The House’s Appropriations Committee late Monday stamped approval via a 31-20 vote on a bill that would exempt carriers and drivers from state laws requiring paid meal and rest breaks ...

Human trafficking bill in Senate would permanently disqualify convicted traffickers from holding CDL

Those convicted of using a commercial motor vehicle in human trafficking would receive a lifetime ban on holding a CDL.
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Proposed legislation would further ease military vets’ transition to trucking

Two bills recently approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would, if passed by both chambers of Congress, allow more VA medical professionals to conduct DOT physicals and expand ...
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Congress maintains hold on FMCSA wireless roadside inspection program

A spending bill cleared by Congress this week bars the U.S. DOT from further work developing or deploying a wireless roadside inspection program until the DOT can ensure the program ...

Human trafficking prevention training to be required for Arkansas truckers

Arkansas State Police Spokesman Bill Sadler said the state will not be administering a course, but drivers applying for a CDL will be required to have documentation that they have ...

TCA urges Congress to forgo any increases to 80,000-pound limit

Responding to an apparent push by legislators eyeing an increase to a 91,000-pound, six-axle limit, TCA told lawmakers in the letter that an 11,000-pound increase in the country’s truck weight ...

Trucking orgs back TWIC reform in the works in Congress

Since 2002, TSA has required TWIC for truckers seeking unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels. Trucking organizations are pleased Congress is considering allowing truckers with TWIC ...

California passes legislation to raise diesel tax by 20 cents

The increase in the tax rate will bring the state’s excise tax on diesel fuel from 16 cents to 36 cents per gallon over 10 years. It also increases the ...

Bill to allow convenience stores, restaurants at public rest areas introduced

Proponents say the measure could shore up funding for state rest stops and ensure their truck parking spaces remain in place. NATSO, however, says rest area commercialization could threaten existing ...

Bill Shuster to again head House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in next Congress

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has again been elected by House Republicans to chair the U.S. House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 2017-2018 Congress. The committee is ...

Complying with FSMA: an update of options for motor carriers

Technology has become an important part of motor carrier strategies to comply with new shipper requirements for food transport.

New Jersey lawmakers pass 31-cent diesel tax hike, Christie expected to sign

The fuel tax increase includes a 23-cent increase to petroleum taxes across the board, and an additional four-cent increase for diesel fuel, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, through ...
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