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February 16, 2015 4:00 AM, EST

TT Archives: Trucking Deregulation

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It’s been nearly 35 years since the landmark Motor Carrier Act of 1980 was signed into law by President Carter, ushering in a new era of deregulation for the trucking industry.

 

On hand to witness the historic event was California Congressman Norman Mineta, who went on to become Secretary of Transportation, Rep. Bud Shuster of Pennsylvania and the late Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. 

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