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OOIDA requests safer, more flexible HOS for truck drivers

OOIDA requests safer, more flexible HOS for truck drivers

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend the existing federal Hours of Service regulations.

Chao says gas tax hike among possibilities to help pay for infrastructure plan

Chao says gas tax hike among possibilities to help pay for infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — Nothing is off the table as a funding source for President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, not even a gas tax hike, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said Tuesday.

Bill would raise gas tax in areas of Western Virginia

Bill would raise gas tax in areas of Western Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — An additional fuel tax of 2.1 percent would be levied in western Virginia under a Senate bill approved Tuesday creating a regional transportation fund to help pay for improvements on busy Interstate 81.

Plan to reduce road funding throws N.M. spending bill into limbo

Plan to reduce road funding throws N.M. spending bill into limbo

SANTA FE, N.M. — A $6.3 billion spending plan for New Mexico state government was thrown into limbo Tuesday as the House of Representatives rejected Senate amendments that would reduce money for road construction and maintenance.

U.S. Senate confirms nomination of Raymond Martinez to head FMCSA

U.S. Senate confirms nomination of Raymond Martinez to head FMCSA

WASHINGTON — On a voice vote Tuesday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Raymond Martinez to become administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Jury deliberates 4 hours in Pilot Flying J rebate scam; trial to continue Monday

Jury deliberates 4 hours in Pilot Flying J rebate scam; trial to continue Monday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jurors have begun considering evidence in a federal trial of former employees of the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J.

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