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House withdraws highway bill amendment that sought to fix damaging measure for independent truckers

A fix to a measure in the House’s long-term highway bill, which as-is could be harmful to independent truckers and small trucking companies, was pulled from the House floor late Wednesday afternoon.

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Podcast: Highway bill effort to resolve federal/state legal conflict over carrier services, driver wages

New court interpretations of the FAAAA introduce contradictions between federal and state law (particularly in California) that challenge percentage- and mileage-based compensation. In this podcast, legislation currently under consideration to resolve the issue.

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TIA, OOIDA support proposed language change to eliminate highway bill ‘poison pill’ for Unrated carriers

The proposed change, to be considered this week during House highway bill debate, notably excludes the thousands of Conditional rated carriers operating amid increasing difficulty obtaining a review after correcting problems.

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Podcast: Will Congress pass CSA-crippling highway bill?

Greg Cohen, president of the Highway Users Alliance, talks with Overdrive about the chances of Congress passing a bill to hide CSA scores and force FMCSA to fix the program. Cohen also talks tolling provisions, size and weight reform and whether highway monies will go to rail projects.

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Highway funding extended three weeks after Obama’s signature

President Barack Obama signed Thursday a bill to extend highway funding for 22 days through Nov. 20.

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Senate passes highway funding extension, secures road funds for another three weeks

The short-term measure is intended to give lawmakers additional time to pass a long-term highway funding bill.

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Latest short-term highway bill passes House, heads to Senate

The U.S. House passed Tuesday a short-term highway funding bill that will extend highway appropriations to Nov. 20. The stopgap measure is intended to give lawmakers more time to pass a long-term bill.

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House proposes another short-term highway bill, will fund roads through Nov. 20

The U.S. House late Friday unveiled a short-term highway funding bill that would extend highway appropriations for just 22 days beyond the current highway funding stopgap put in place in July.

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House highway bill advances, would remove CSA scores, change driver drug testing rules

The long-term highway bill, dubbed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, is a $325 billion bill and could be the groundwork for Congress’ longest highway funding measure since 2009’s SAFTEA-LU and the first multi-year bill since 2012.

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Poison pill for independents in the House highway bill?

With the House T&I committee's markup of the highway bill under way today, detail on a provision that could have a chilling effect on broker business with independents and small carriers.

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