Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Highway Trust Fund excise tax receipts show no growth in fiscal 2017

Highway Trust Fund excise tax receipts show no growth in fiscal 2017

WASHINGTON — The federal government's combined receipts from all excise taxes in the Highway Trust Fund showed no growth in the federal fiscal year that ended September 30, the Department of Treasury reported, as a large decline in retail taxes on commercial trucks more than offset mild gains from fuel taxes.

TxDOT hunting for contractor to take on $500M U.S. 183 expansion in north Austin

TxDOT hunting for contractor to take on $500M U.S. 183 expansion in north Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission Friday gave the Texas Department of Transportation approval to begin looking for qualified contractors to tackle a $500 million expansion on U.S. 183 in north Austin.

FMCSA looking for comments on its sleeper berth pilot

FMCSA looking for comments on its sleeper berth pilot

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a call for comments on the agency’s plan for data collection for its pilot program to test the validity of assertions by many trucking stakeholders that the industry should return to a split sleeper berth rule.

Safety, IT infrastructure among priorities, says FMCSA chief nominee Ray Martinez

Safety, IT infrastructure among priorities, says FMCSA chief nominee Ray Martinez

WASHINGTON — Safety, the agency’s IT infrastructure and expanding relationships with transportation safety partners would be his three top priorities, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration administrator-designate Ray Martinez has told members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Time to nominate driver for CVSA's driver excellence award

Time to nominate driver for CVSA's driver excellence award

GREENBELT, Md. — Do you know an exceptional commercial motor vehicle driver?

White House considering hike in gas and diesel taxes to finance roads package

White House considering hike in gas and diesel taxes to finance roads package

WASHINGTON — The White House says it is considering backing the first hike in the federal gasoline and diesel tax in decades to pay for President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package.

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