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The House and Senate Friday approved a two-year highway bill that will fund construction and safety programs though September 2014, ending nearly three years of deadlock and delay since the last comprehensive funding law expired.
House members voted 373-52 for the bill and the Senate followed with a 74-19 tally before a Congressional recess. The measure now goes to President Obama for his signature.
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The bill contains several provisions affecting the trucking industry, including a mandate that all trucks have electronic onboard recorders, and creation of a federal alcohol and drug clearing house so carriers can check driver records.