Posts Tagged ‘Government’

Listening sessions call for new-entrant testing

Posted on: April 23rd, 2014 by Alice Deters No Comments

Since the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) was signed into law in 2012, the FMCSA has been grappling with the [...]


Political Fantasy Not Viable Highway Funding Option

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Just when it looked as if some common sense regarding the highway funding bill was found in Washington, along comes the Obama administration with its [...]


Future for Highway Funding

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Tom Kelley 1 Comment

Some Senators Reach Bipartisan Agreement On Next Highway Bill With just a few months left before the expiration of the current highway funding bill, there [...]


Costly Words

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Switching typefaces on government forms could save millions Think your bill for printer ink is steep? A Pittsburgh-area teen estimates that the federal government could [...]


Minimum wage hype is only a political weapon

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Just in time for election season, hype over raising the federal minimum wage has mysteriously become of interest once again. As usual, the current focus [...]


Highway Funding Looks Iffy

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Lawmakers reject funding options Fearing an election-year backlash over raising taxes of any kind, federal lawmakers are taking various options for highway funding off the [...]


Magical Thinking

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Calls for additional fuel economy regs not practical In yet another example of bypassing the legislative branch, earlier this week the President ordered his administration [...]


Lange Trucking ordered to pay benefits

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has ruled that government contracting laws must be adhered to. The Division handed down a ruling [...]


Government carries license to (over)kill

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Regulatory Targeting of Trucking Industry Goes Deeper than Safety or Fear It’s no secret to anybody involved with trucking that the industry seems to be [...]


Congressman offers bill to reset HOS rules

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

HOS rollback? Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) recently met with members of the trucking industry to discuss the negative impacts of the new HOS rules implemented [...]


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