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Senate takes up trucking regulatory package, would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 interstate drivers

Changes to driver drug testing rules, allowance of under-21 interstate drivers and removal of CSA scores from public view are all included, among other provisions.

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GAO studying FMCSA predictions vs. reality on hours rule, ATA says in regulatory, legislative update

Dave Osiecki, the American Trucking Associations’ head of regulatory affairs, said the results of the GAO’s study are expected in the coming months. Osiecki and Chris Spears, ATA’s head of legislative affairs, offered a regulatory and legislative update April 24.

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White House highway bill would also open existing Interstate lanes to tolling

In an otherwise low-drama bill introduction, one provision in the bill has struck a nerve with some both in the trucking industry and outside of it: If passed the bill would remove the current ban on tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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Driver pay reform included in DOT’s second iteration of Grow America highway bill

Chief among the bill’s highlights for the trucking industry is a measure of driver pay reform that would require drivers to be compensated for all on-duty hours not spent driving.

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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.

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Infographic: ATA makes plea to Congress for higher fuel taxes, better highways

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.

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Senate highway bill could be unveiled soon

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.

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House clears 6-month highway funding patch

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and infrastructure funding.

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Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

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House bill would nix gas tax, add tax to crude oil, index diesel tax to fuel economy

As the Highway Trust Fund's insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and indexing the diesel tax to inflation and fleet fuel economy.

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