legislation

House passes Highway 41 bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill introduced by Reps.Tom Petri (R-WI) and Reid Ribble (R-WI), to ensure that trucks currently using Highway 41 in Wisconsin will continue to be able to operate on it once the road becomes an Interstate. This is likely to occur early next year. Under federal law, trucks over 80,000 lbs. in gross vehicle weight cannot operate on Interstate highways. Petri and Ribble’s bill would grandfather in currently ...

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Broker bond increase challenge gets new backer

The National Association for Minority Truckers has joined the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents in calling for legislative repeal of increased surety requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.

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Cuts may not include most trucking safety programs

While budget cuts loom and federal officials make contingency plans, motor carrier safety programs remain exempt from significant reductions.

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New Transportation Committee chair takes reins

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named the chairman of the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday, succeeding Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.)

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Transportation Committee chair steps aside

Rep. John Mica has ended his bid to retain chairmanship of the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, according to a letter sent from Mica to Speaker John Boehner.

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Members of military can get CDL away from home

President Obama signed the Military CDL Act of 2012, enabling members of the U.S. military to receive training for and obtain a commercial driver's license in states other than their home state.

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Congress passes Military CDL Act of 2012

The U.S. House and Senate passed a bill intended to ease the transition of recent veterans into jobs as commercial truck drivers.

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