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Donald Trump and Joe Biden

No agreement, no surprise: Trump, Biden far apart on trucking industry issues

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In a year that has already seen a pandemic accompanied by an economic collapse, U.S. voters will select the president and vice president, along...
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Four more races Republicans need to win to ensure keeping Senate

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In the last edition of Truckload Authority, we highlighted four races for U.S. Senate seats that Democrats are hoping will enable them to take...
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Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capitol | September-October

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Trucks and trade top the list of articles in this edition’s Capitol Recap. Leading off is the effort to encourage Congress to suspend the...
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Senate showdown: Democrats eye four seats they say are key to gaining majority

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Then Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, stood before delegates to the American Trucking Associations Management Conference...
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Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capitol | July-August

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The months preceding the expiration of a highway reauthorization bill normally feature a whirlwind of activity, but a new bill is rarely passed and...
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Holding out hope: Industry looking to bipartisan bill to be catalyst leading to increased...

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The latest, and hopefully most successful, initiative to at last increase truck-parking capacity is the bipartisan bill known as the Truck Parking Safety Improvement...
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Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capitol | May-June

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Even with the nation’s capitol consumed with the COVID-19 crisis, the Washington wheels continue to turn, albeit probably more slowly than usual. The top...
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Capitol recap: A review of important news out of the nation’s capitol | March-April

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Regulations take the spotlight in this edition of Capitol Recap. The Entry Level Driver Training rule has been delayed; the FMCSA has decided that...
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Looking up: 2019 concerns about economy give way to optimism

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2019 brought predictions of a looming recession, tariffs and trade wars, overcapacity in the freight market, and fears of diesel fuel price increases. As the...

Keep on truckin’: Stakeholder perspectives on trucking in America

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The Anatomy of a Hearing: Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety David Heller Vice President of Government Affairs, Truckload Carriers Association The overall theme of the hearing...
Rep. Richard Neal

The road ahead: Proposed legislation could help rebuild nation’s deteriorating infrastructure

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Moving Forward for the People. America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act. Build America Fund. These are proposals from Democrats, Republicans, and industry groups, working separately and — all too...