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ID tax debate sets stage for DC

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by Alice Deters No Comments

While there is not much debate that Idaho’s transportation system is in need of more funds, a great debate is raging over how those funds should be generated. Recently, the Idaho Trucking Association (ITA) proposed a bill in the senate that aimed at raising the state fuel tax to generate funds for highway safety and […]

FMCSA’s Study Criticized by Industry

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

The recently released Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) study on the efficacy of its new 34-hour restart provision in its Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations has already received a barrage of criticism. The study was required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which set a deadline of September 30, 2013 […]

ATA’s Bill Graves Prepares for Changes MCE 2013

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Josh Grammer No Comments

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) met this week for its annual Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE 2013). As part of the festivities, President and CEO Bill Graves took the stage for a half hour State of the Industry address. “For the times they are a-changin’,” Bill Graves sang as he took the podium to the popular […]

Sleep Apnea Bill Passed

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

A bill that requires the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to go through a formal rulemaking process regarding sleep disorder screening for truck drivers, rather than issuing formal guidance on the issue, was passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate last week. The bill, known as the sleep apnea bill, had been passed on Sept. […]