Highway funding action hot of late: Foxx tells Congress ‘to hell with politics’; Lawmakers readying proposals
Sec. Foxx pleaded with members of the Senate this week to discontinue the trend of short-term highway funding patches in favor of long-term bills. Two more highway funding proposals were unveiled this week.
Truck operators will no longer be required to carry paper copies of their medical certification cards beginning Friday, Jan. 30, as the certification will have been integrated into drivers’ CDLs, FMCSA is expected to announce ...
Inflation, better fuel economy and increased costs of labor and construction “have eroded…the purchasing power” of the Highway Trust Fund, ATA says, adding that increasing fuel taxes would help mitigate the revenue shortfall. Infographic included. ...
NASTC, ATA, OOIDA and most readers lodge displeasure with FMCSA's crash-fault analysis, while some readers suggest the feds may have it right in reticence to rely on police reports to assess fault.
Survey says: Truck operators who receive pay based on a percentage split are generally more satisfied with their jobs than those who are paid based on hourly or mileage pay, according to survey results released ...
The U.S. diesel price has now fallen 11 consecutive weeks and 28 out of the last 30 weeks. It’s also more than a dollar lower than than the same week a year ago.
Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to a report.
Departing from recent norms in his State of the Union addresses, President Barack Obama on Tuesday made only brief mention of infrastructure funding and no mention of issues related directly to trucking or transportation.
James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.
- CSA’s Data Trail series
- Partners in Business
- Overdrive Extra blog
- Overdrive videos at Youtube
- Subscribe Now