Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Future for Highway Funding

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Elisa Reed No Comments

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 [...]


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 [...]


Industry shouldn’t endorse more fuel regs

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

Allies or Adversaries? Perhaps the most important element to winning, or just surviving, a battle is to first recognize that the battle exists. For far [...]


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 [...]


Congress questions HOS regulations

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

A letter, signed by 51 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, was written to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx expressing concerns about the Hours of [...]


Voting Makes All the Difference

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

“In a democracy, people get the government they deserve,” says a quote attributed to everybody from Shakespeare, to Jefferson, to gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson. We [...]


Top Reasons to Ditch Renewable Fuels

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The recent extension of the deadline to meet renewable fuel quotas for 2013 was a step in the right direction, but why not eliminate quotas [...]


The Spin Room | HOS Complexity – Bug or Feature?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The circus surrounding the debut of the latest HOS rules illustrates all too well that when it comes to regulations, the inmates must be running [...]


Fuel Economy Regulations, Necessary or Nonsense?

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Back in the Eighties, when diesel was barely over $1/gallon, my drivers kept track of their fuel economy in a bound ledger book, at every [...]