Senate

Mailbag: Potential 34-hour restart change reinforces elemental hours problems for readers

Given the complexity of the recently proposed 34-hour-restart change, it's no wonder (as you'll hear in this podcast) that a desire for the simplicity of pre-14-hour-rule regs is such a topic of discussion of late.

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The latest on speed limiters: Senate wants DOT to act now

Proponents of a speed limiter mandate, like some trucking lobbyists and so-called safety advocacy groups, appear tired of the DOT dragging its feet in getting the proposed rule published and have asked Congress to intervene.

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Should Supreme Court nomination proceed before or after 2016 elections?

What's your take on whether or not President Obama and Congress should go ahead with the nomination/confirmation process to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?

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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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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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