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AASHTO to Tax Leaders: Advance Private Activity Bonds

The national group representing state transportation directors again called on tax policy leaders on Capitol Hill to produce tax reform legislation that would help advance infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2017
Government, Logistics

Trump to Release Infrastructure Plan in January, Official Says

Oregon Department of Transportation

President Donald Trump plans to keep pushing his legislative agenda in 2018 by releasing his long-promised infrastructure proposal in early January, a senior administration official said.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
December 8, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Technological Advances Entice Younger Drivers to Trucking Industry, Executives Say

J.B. Hunt's Greer Woodruff Woodruff speaks at the House subcommittee roundtable discussion. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Advances in automation, safety features and telecommunication are improving jobs for truck drivers, attracting a new generation of workers adept in user-friendly technologies, trucking executives told House lawmakers Dec. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017
Government, Business

Coming Dec. 13: LiveOnWeb's 2017 Year in Review

In our Dec. 13 LiveOnWeb program at noon ET, our team of experts will put the year’s news developments in trucking in perspective, and identify the issues that will shape the news of 2018.

Transport Topics
December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Rebuffs Biodiesel Makers, Won’t Increase Minimum Production Level for 2019

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters driver Todd Jones pumps biodiesel onto a company truck. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters driver Todd Jones pumps biodiesel. (Alden Pellett/Associated Press)

Despite pressure from biodiesel producers to require greater minimum production levels of biomass-based diesel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stuck to its proposed plan to maintain the 2018 level of 2.1 billion gallons for 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017
Government, Business

FedEx and UPS Surge as Investors Pick Winners From Tax Overhaul

Jochen Bullerjahn/Flickr

FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. surged the most in more than a year Dec. 4 on expectations that they’ll reap particularly big gains from the tax-overhaul package making its way through Congress.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trump to Discuss Renewable Fuel With Ethanol Critic Ted Cruz

Elizabeth Robertson/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

President Donald Trump will confront the conflict between farm-state and oil-state Republicans over renewable fuel standards as he meets Dec. 7 with Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a leading critic of requirements for ethanol use, and other Republican lawmakers.

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Government, Business

Tell Us: What Was the Top Trucking Issue of 2017?

As part of our upcoming Year in Review package, we have one question: What was the most important trucking issue of 2017, and how did it impact you? Click here to e-mail us your answer.

Transport Topics
December 7, 2017
Government, Business

ELD Mandate Magnifies Parking Shortage, Washington Truck Exec Says

Parking Lot Beth Oliver/Flickr

Truckers in Washington state are meeting with lawmakers to discuss options for addressing the state’s shortage of truck parking, an issue which is expected to face added pressure once the federal requirement for use of electronic logs takes effect next week.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

ATA President Chris Spear Critical of Trucking Omission in Autonomous-Vehicle Bills

ATA President Chris Spear Sue Hensley/Transport Topics

Legislation before Congress that would establish a regulatory landscape for autonomous cars while not addressing trucks does not reflect the realities of the driving landscape and will fall short on safety, the president of American Trucking Associations said Dec. 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017

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