Monday, March 27, 2017
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Trucking Alliance advances its agenda in open letter read at Senate subcommittee hearing

Trucking Alliance advances its agenda in open letter read at Senate subcommittee hearing

WASHINGTON — The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, better known as the Trucking Alliance, has taken the occasion of a Congressional hearing on truck safety to advance the group’s agenda.

Congressional subcommittee hearing highlights opposition to twin 33s

Congressional subcommittee hearing highlights opposition to twin 33s

WASHINGTON — Any approval by lawmakers on use of twin 33-foot trailers on the nation’s highways will first have to crash through a Congressional roadblock known as the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, if testimony and questioning during a hearing on truck safety Tuesday is any indication.

Teamsters argue case against FMCSA’s opening of border to Mexico-based trucks

Teamsters argue case against FMCSA’s opening of border to Mexico-based trucks

SAN FRANCISCO — The Teamsters Union Wednesday presented oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit here, challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2015 decision to open the border to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers for long-haul operations.

Bid to send highway plan to Arkansas voters fails in House

Bid to send highway plan to Arkansas voters fails in House

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An effort to ask Arkansas voters to approve a $200 million highway improvement initiative failed Tuesday in the state House after several Republicans objected to an accompanying plan to raise fuel taxes.

ATA promotes four long-time staffers, announces hiring of two more

ATA promotes four long-time staffers, announces hiring of two more

ARLINGTON, Va. – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said Wednesday that the trucking group has promoted four long-time staffers and hired a new vice president of creative services and creative director and a new director of marketing as part of the federation’s continued retooling.

Tennessee governor approves of Senate change to gas tax proposal

Tennessee governor approves of Senate change to gas tax proposal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he approves of changes to his transportation funding proposal made in the state Senate earlier this week.

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