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House to consider delaying ELD mandate this week

The U.S. House is slated to consider this week, perhaps as soon as Wednesday, an amendment to halt enforcement of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate at least through September 2018.

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Senate DOT bill, unlike House, skips changes to ELD mandate, driver breaks

The Senate’s 2018 fiscal year DOT appropriations does not include any changes to the coming electronic logging device mandate, nor does it include the so-called Denham Amendment, which intends to block states from enacting rest break laws for truck drivers. The House version of the bill does include such reforms.

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Shuster to chair House’s transportation committee in 2017-2018 Congress

The committee is responsible for legislation spanning all modes of transportation, tasked with both public policy related to transportation and the country's transportation infrastructure. The committee is responsible for oversight of the Executive Branch's Department of Transportation.

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Trucking advocate Rep. Hanna set to retire from House

A pro-trucking member of the House of Representatives is stepping down when his present term expires next year.

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Highway bill passed by House, moves to Senate for final approval

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the five-year, $305 billion highway-funding bill that was agreed upon by a conference committee Dec. 1.

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Highway funding extended two weeks with President’s signature

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, Nov. 20, a bill to extend highway funding for two weeks.

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Congress to attempt to hammer out unified highway bill, owner-op ‘poison pill,’ size/weight already see action

Of key trucking interests on the table heading into the conference committee are potential inclusions of size and weight changes and, perhaps more pressing for owner-operators, fixing language in the bill that could potentially create havoc for about 450,000 carriers, many of them small fleets and owner-operators.

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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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House kills proposition to up truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds

A proposed Congressional measure to allow states to increase truck weight limits to 91,000 pounds failed when brought to the House floor late Tuesday. The reform was offered as an amendment to the long-term highway bill under consideration this week.

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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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