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Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 23: Industry and Government at Work

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The collaboration between the trucking industry and federal regulators is bound to strengthen once the tenure of Ray Martinez at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicks off. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 16: American Delight

Rep. Pete Roskam Rep. Pete Roskam via YouTube

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) was delighted to tell a gathering in Washington recently why Americans are delightful people. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 10: Infrastructure the Wallflower

Sen. Tom Carper Carper by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Recently, it seems Infrastructure had become the guy standing quietly in the corner as an out-of-control party raged around him. Sen. Tom Carper finally gave Infrastructure some love. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Government, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 31: 'Super Bowl of Safety'

pre-trip inspection John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Safety isn't sexy. When it comes to safe driving for the nation's truckers, though, at least there's the National Truck Driving Championships, where safety is prerequisite No. 1 in order to demonstrate your skills. Hopefully someday Congress will take note. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2017
Government, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 24: The ELD Implementation Is Happening

Stop, slow, go signs Thinkstock

The sky isn't falling, the end isn't near, and the ELD mandate isn't being delayed, no matter what you've read or heard. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 17: CSA Under the Microscope

Daphne Jefferson testifying House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

A House hearing will focus on the controversial methodology of FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability performance scoring program. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 27: Like? Haha? Wow? Sad?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with a trucker Mark Zuckerberg visits with a trucker (via Facebook.com/zuck)

Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg mingled with truckers in Iowa on June 23 and posted his observations on Facebook. Insert 'wow' emoji here. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 20: Good for Whom?

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) questions private funding for infrastructure Bloomberg News

Is infrastructure a public good or a private good? Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) voices his concerns with funding plans that rely on private investment. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 13: Chao Meets Appropriators

Chao by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao gets to face more infrastructure budget questions this week, this time from House appropriators. Will they ask about the meal-and-rest-break rule? Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2017
Government, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 6: Trump's Infrastructure Week

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

While the nation recognized Infrastructure Week in May, President Donald Trump is embarking on his own sprint this week to push his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017

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