House Passes Rail Deal, Senate to Schedule Vote
To avert a railroad strike projected to cost the economy $2 billion daily, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 30 passed a bill outlining a labor agreement between rail carriers and workers.November 30, 2022
Oregon Legislature Advances 10-Year, $5.3 Billion Transportation Funding Package
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.July 18, 2017
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.July 7, 2017
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes Anti-Indemnification Law in New York
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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