Maryland bill HB 1515 would generate an additional $3.4 billion for state highway and transit projects in part with a new 2 percent motor fuel sales and equivalent use-tax rate on retail gas price.
New data and opposition to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget might impact his plan to institute a 5.5 percent sales tax on trucking and other services.
The battle over Tony the Tiger — the tiger at the Gross Tete, La., Tiger Truck Stop — is still raging, as a court case dealing with custody continued February.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to sign a bill requiring legislative approval to toll Interstate 95. Meanwhile, Connecticut lawmakers are eyeing proposals that could include tolling I-95.
Washington House members are considering bills to requiring Port of Seattle to bar owner-operators and altering the state’s definition of independent contractors.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a tenth Mexican carrier authority while it awaits a court’s decision regarding the cross-border trucking pilot program.
Recent year financial constraints have forced state officials nationwide to slice budgets, causing some state legislators to look for commercial support for rest stops.
Several states hit by winter storm "Nemo" this weekend have suspended hours of service rules for drivers carrying emergency supplies.
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