Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicle Policy Legislation Awaits Senate Action

Markey Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Legislation meant to facilitate the development of self-driving cars awaiting floor consideration in the Senate is among the measures on the chamber’s docket when senators return to Capitol Hill April 9 from the Easter recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2018

Meal, Rest Break Provision Debated in Funding Negotiations

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Republican leaders say they lack time to finalize fiscal 2018 funding legislation by Dec. 8, which is when funding for the federal government is set to expire, which could limit the chances of advancing a truck-centric meal and rest break provision.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business

NATSO Calls on Congressional Leaders to Extend Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax

Rep. Kevin Braxy Brady by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The leaders of the tax-writing committees should extend and phase out a biodiesel blenders’ tax credit as they consider legislation that would update the country’s tax code, the association representing truck stops and travel plazas said.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2017

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 10: Funding Leaders, Trump Not on Same Page

U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters

The fiscal 2018 funding legislation for transportation programs that House funding leaders plan to unveil this week will set the stage for the country’s infrastructure agenda this year. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2017
Government, Business

Infrastructure, Freight Agenda Still Not Advancing on Capitol Hill

U.S. Capitol Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

As they approach the legislative calendar’s halfway point, Republicans have been unable to carve a path forward for President Donald Trump’s multiyear infrastructure funding plan, despite their control of the U.S. House and Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017
Government, Business

Pence, Ryan Pledge Legislation on Infrastructure, Tax Reform

A simplified tax code for businesses and individuals would incentivize job creation and economic growth for industries such as the freight sector, the country’s vice president and top lawmaker in the U.S. House told manufacturers this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

New Congress Expected to Take On Infrastructure Funding, Tax Reform

A push to reform corporate tax laws by the Republican leadership of the House and Senate could help carve a path for the Trump administration to advance an infrastructure funding proposal in the coming months, Rep. Kevin Brady, the top tax writer in the House, told reporters before the start of the new Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2017

Use of TWIC for Proof of ID Appears Likely as Defense Policy Bill Passes Congress

U.S. Coast Guard

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress earlier this month contains a provision that will soon permit truck drivers to use their Transportation Worker Identification Credential as sole proof of identity when entering any of the nation’s 700 military installations.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2016

Former Secretary Ray LaHood: ‘Stars Are Aligned’ for Congress, Trump to Adopt Massive Highway Funding Plan

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WASHINGTON — President Obama’s first transportation secretary said he sees potential for the country’s transportation funding concerns to be addressed when President-elect Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican-led Congress kick off talks to reform tax policy over the next few months.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 15, 2016

Congress’ 2017 Transport Agenda Murky With Committee Leaders in Tight Races

Shuster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

In this election cycle, senior transportation policymakers, including House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the Railroads subcommittee and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Commerce Committee, are scrambling to hold on to their seats.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016