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Trucking Alliance: Driver Drug Use a Top Trucking Safety Issue

A safety-focused group of trucking and logistics companies has released the results of what it calls a first-of-its-kind study showing “compelling evidence that thousands of habitual drug users are skirting a system designed to prohibit drug use in transportation.”

Bipartisan Federal Excise Tax Repeal Bill Introduced

Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) have introduced a bill, H.R. 2381, that aims to repeal the federal excise tax and was applauded by several truck dealer associations that have been actively pushing for its removal.

Senate Bill Would Allow Younger Interstate Truck Drivers

Three Republican Senators introduced a companion bill to the DRIVE-Safe Act that was proposed in the House of Representatives earlier this year that would lower the age requirement for new interstate truck drivers to 18 under certain conditions.

DOT Lists Highway Projects to Receive $1.5 Billion in Grants

The Department of Transportation has notified transportation-related committees of Congress which projects it has selected to receive approximately $1.5 billion in grant funding under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.