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Highway funding action hot of late: Foxx tells Congress ‘to hell with politics’; Lawmakers readying proposals

| January 29, 2015

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.

Why low fuel prices hold key to fixing highway funding

| January 29, 2015

Congress wimped out again last year and injected the Highway Trust Fund with only enough money to make it through May.

Podcast: Obamacare, round two — progress report as second enrollment period nears endPodcast

| January 29, 2015

What's to consider if you're uninsured come tax time? Will the Supreme Court derail the bedrock of the ACA? Marc Ballard answers these and other questions here.

Drivers staying mobile: ATA’s latest report shows driver turnover rate at 97%

| January 28, 2015

Driven by recruiting incentives by fleets, driver turnover at small and large carriers remained above 90 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the American Trucking Associations reported Jan. 28.

Driver pay: Survey shows truck operators prefer percentage pay over mileage, hourly packages

| January 28, 2015

Survey says: Truck operators who receive pay based on a percentage split are generally more satisfied with their jobs than those who are paid based on hourly or mileage pay, according to survey results released this week.

Two more e-log makers update software to reflect restart rollback

| January 27, 2015

The VDO RoadLog ELD and the iGlobal ELOG are the latest to receive updates to account for December's suspension of certain hours-of-service provisions.

Fleet news roundup: Teamsters lose votes at FedEx, Werner adds Freedom fleet driver

| January 27, 2015

FedEx announced more of its drivers have rejected Teamsters affiliation, while Werner named an Army vet the driver of one of its Operation Freedom military-themed trucks.

Parking shortage hits the mainstream

| January 27, 2015

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

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