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Government

Oregon Legislature Advances 10-Year, $5.3 Billion Transportation Funding Package

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Lawmakers in Oregon approved a $5.3 billion measure in July that would increase taxes and fees to pay for freight, transit and commuter infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Government

House Funding Panel to Consider Transportation Bill July 11

Legislation that would keep the federal transportation agencies funded through fiscal 2018 will be considered on July 11, the House panel holding the hearing recently announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2017
Government

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes Anti-Indemnification Law in New York

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More than four months after both houses of New York’s Legislature unanimously passed a bill to make the state the 45th to establish an anti-indemnification motor carrier law, Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally signed the measure into law on Nov. 4.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2016
Government

S.C. Senate Unable to Act on Transportation Legislation

Some are calling South Carolina dysfunction junction as the state continues to struggle with getting a transportation bill through its legislature.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2016
Government, Business

House Passes Free Trade Legislation; Trucking Sees Economic Boost

The House approved a bill intended to speed free trade deals, legislation that is backed by business groups and the Obama administration.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
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Bloomberg News contributed to this story.
June 18, 2015
Business

NTTC Seeks Congress’ Help to Squelch Wetlines Plan

National Tank Truck Carriers officials said they are pushing for legislation that would force the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to withdraw its wetlines proposal, which was issued more than three years ago.

June 2, 2014
Government, Business

Independent Contractor Bill Reintroduced in N.J.

A bill opposed by the trucking industry to classify independent drayage operators and parcel delivery drivers as company employees has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Legislature.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2014
Government

Mass. Becomes 35th State to Pass Legislation Protecting Truckers

Massachusetts has become the 35th state to enact legislation to protect carriers from having to sign shipping contracts that require them to assume all liability, regardless of whether an accident is their fault.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2012
Government

Group Defends Support of Legislation Allowing States to Lift Truck Weight Limits

A group advocating for higher federal truck weight limits pushed back last week against what it called “misinformation” about legislation it endorses.

July 25, 2011