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August 2, 2017

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits companies’ growth and individuals’ work,” said Rep. Erik Paulsen, who introduced H.R. 3396.

July 19, 2017

Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

June 1, 2017

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

May 18, 2017

Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Aims to Fund Projects Through Loans

While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.

February 23, 2017

Missouri Motorists May Have to Move Over for Utility Trucks

Missouri motorists may be required to move over for utility trucks at work, pending new legislation.

January 6, 2017

Michigan Approves Higher Truck Speed Limit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed new legislation that could increase speed limits on certain roadways and includes an increase for commercial trucks.

June 1, 2016

Senate Action Opposes Federal Excise Tax Increase

Sen. Cory Gardner introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40, expressing opposition toward increasing the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and truck bodies.

April 21, 2016

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Extension Introduced

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill to extend the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) through 2021 to continue to provide EPA grants to reduce diesel emissions.

April 20, 2016

Senate Approves Energy Bill Promoting Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. Senate has approved an energy bill that reauthorizes a federal program that works with truck manufacturers and suppliers to improve fuel efficiency.

December 18, 2015

U.S. Congress Passes Natural Gas Tax Credit Legislation

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 will extend federal tax credits for alternative fuels that expired in 2014 and make some subsidies permanent.

October 22, 2015

House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).

July 27, 2015

House Won't Consider Senate Highway Bill

UPDATED: An issue unrelated to transportation may keep the House from taking up the Senate's six-year highway bill. The clock is ticking as funds run out midnight Friday and the House is leaving for August recess.

June 24, 2015

Senate to Consider 6-Year, $350 Billion Highway Bill

A bipartisan effort by four key Senators led the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on June 24 to recommend that the full Senate consider a six-year bill that calls for spending $350 billion on surface-transportation infrastructure.

June 23, 2015

NYC Mayor Mandates Sideguards for Refuse Trucks

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill that requires side guards on 10,000 city and private refuse trucks by 2024 to reduce deaths and serious injuries during collisions with passengers.

May 26, 2015

Highway Patch Bill Sent to President Obama

With a voice vote on Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved the two-month extension of the highway bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday. The legislation now awaits the expected signature of President Obama.

May 7, 2015

NHTSA's Requested Budget Boost in Doubt

A House appropriations subcommittee passes a spending bill that includes a modest $6.5 million budget increase for the federal safety agency that's far below what the Obama administration had requested.

April 30, 2015

Ohio Bill Would Set Up Alt-Fuel Incentives

Ohio State Representatives Sean O’Brien and Dave Hall have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize alternative fuel use in the state, the lawmakers announced.

April 1, 2015

Utah Gov. Approves Natural Gas Tax Increase

Utah's Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed a transportation infrastructure funding bill that includes increases in the state tax on natural gas and hydrogen vehicle fuel.

March 30, 2015

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

March 6, 2015

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

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