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The ongoing implementation of provisions included in last year’s $1 trillion infrastructure policy law will be the focus of a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it approached the western tip of Cuba on a track to hit the west coast of Florida as a major hurricane as early as Sept. 28. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a statewide emergency and waived certain hours-of-service rules.

Expressing concern over commercial driver license issuance delays and possible fraud, federal trucking regulators are seeking public comment on the effectiveness of third-party training and testing programs as they relate to CDL skills, knowledge tests and minimum testing standards.

The U.S. Department of Energy, the private sector and a new national nonprofit have stepped up their respective efforts recently to bring hydrogen forward as a mainstream fuel for trucking, among other industrial uses.

To better position the use of advanced energy in the nation’s heartland, governors of seven states have formed the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition to spur creation of a robust hydrogen market, supply chain and workforce.

The term “essential” came into sharp focus during the pandemic, ATA President Chris Spear notes. The urgency of the moment forced Americans to recognize the many hands at work that keep our society going. There was an outpouring of gratitude for our nation’s truck drivers, rightfully so, as they persevered through adversity to keep stores stocked and hospitals supplied.

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Since 2020, TT's Trucking's Frontline Heroes has honored everyday innovators, humanitarians, and selfless high-achievers on trucking and supply chain's frontlines. Learn about the 2022 award ceremony, quizzes, interactive material and specialty Heroes-related content across time.

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In a world where there is growing interest in electrification, drivetrain/powertrain makers are simultaneously pursuing two goals: developing products and technology when electric trucks reach critical mass; and supplying more low-emission and fuel-efficient products.

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