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House panel OKs two trucking-related anti-trafficking bills

House panel OKs two trucking-related anti-trafficking bills

WASHINGTON — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Thursday approved two human trafficking bills related to commercial vehicles.

Indiana AG Curtis Hill writes letter to FMCSA asking for ELD delay

Indiana AG Curtis Hill writes letter to FMCSA asking for ELD delay

INDIANAPOLIS — In a letter mailed this week to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Wednesday urged a delay in implementing new rules requiring use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by commercial drivers. To immediately impose the new rules — set to take effect December 18 — would place undue burdens on drivers and operators, he wrote.

Small-trucking representatives make case against ELDs before House panel

Small-trucking representatives make case against ELDs before House panel

WASHINGTON — With the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate less than three weeks away, The U.S. House Committee on Small Business met Wednesday for a hearing titled, “Highway to Headache: Federal Regulations on the Small Trucking Industry.”

Drivers, carriers asked to step up, help haul to complete loads for Wreaths Across America

Drivers, carriers asked to step up, help haul to complete loads for Wreaths Across America

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — The date is drawing closer and closer for the annual Wreaths Across America Day on December 16 and the Wreaths Across America organization is feeling a capacity crunch and needs professional truck drivers to step up and volunteer to help complete its finals loads.

NTSB: Enforcement of ag transport safety laws ineffective

NTSB: Enforcement of ag transport safety laws ineffective

MIAMI — Three fatal crashes involving vehicles transporting migrant farmworkers have revealed the government is ineffective in enforcing agricultural transportation safety laws, federal investigators said Tuesday.

Iowa, Nebraska road projects see boost from gas tax increase

Iowa, Nebraska road projects see boost from gas tax increase

LINCOLN, Neb. — Two years after Iowa and Nebraska raised their gas taxes, both states are seeing a flurry of new roadway projects at a time when national infrastructure efforts have stalled.

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