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Government, Business, Safety

ATA Challenging D.C. Truck Rules

American Trucking Associations and two state ATA affiliates, Maryland and Virginia, are taking issue with the District of Columbia’s new thrust on truck lengths and credential requirements.

November 10, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

House Panel to Hold Wetlines Hearing Monday in Baltimore

The chairwoman of a House subcommittee has scheduled a field hearing Monday in Baltimore on a controversial House bill that would prohibit the transportation of flammable liquids in unprotected product piping on both existing and newly-manufactured cargo tank trucks.

November 10, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics

Vermont-New York Bridge Will Not Reopen

Officials in Vermont and New York have decided the Crown Point Bridge connecting the two states at the southern tip of Lake Champlain is too badly deteriorated to repair.

November 10, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

IRS Drops $319 Million Levy over FedEx Owner-Operators

FedEx Corp. said an Internal Revenue Service audit team has proposed that no assessment of federal employment taxes be made against the company’s ground parcel unit for 2002, an important step in FedEx’s continuing legal battle over whether some of its workers are independent contractors or employees.

November 10, 2009
Government, Fuel, Business

Panel OKs Cap-and-Trade Bill, Despite Republican Boycott

Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week approved a cap-and-trade bill that opponents said would cause a spike in the cost of diesel fuel.

November 10, 2009
Government, Business

Pension Bill Would Provide Firms More Time to Restore Funds to Underfunded Plans

Carriers with multi-employer pension obligations would get as much as 30 years to restore full funding of currently underfunded plans, under legislation introduced by two members of Congress.

November 10, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Missouri Allowing Heavier Trucks Following Rains

Following an unusually rainy fall, the Missouri Department of Transportation is making it easier for farmers to haul their crops to market, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
November 10, 2009
Government, Business

Republicans Boycott Cap-and-Trade Bill Session

Republican members of the lead Senate committee crafting a cap-and-trade bill Tuesday boycotted the first day of a mark-up session on the legislation.

November 3, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics

State Coalition Seeks Fed Aid for Intermodal Terminals

Five states have formed a coalition to seek a federal grant to build intermodal terminals and make other improvements along the Norfolk Southern Railroad line stretching from New Orleans to New York City.

November 2, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Georgia Shifting Stance On Public-Private Partnerships

The Georgia Department of Transportation has stopped taking unsolicited proposals for public-private partnerships to finance road and tolling projects.

November 2, 2009

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