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Senate EPW Committee Passes Surface Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved 21-0 a substitute amendment to its surface transportation bill S. 2302, “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019,” marking the first step in reauthorizing the surface transportation law set to expire in 2020. More

American Highway Users Alliance Issues Preliminary Analysis of Senate EPW's Surface Transportation Bill Members Only Join or Login

The American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), of which NATSO is a member, on July 29 released its preliminary analysis of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA). More

Senate Committee Releases Surface Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) released a five-year, $287 billion surface transportation bill this morning, with a committee mark up scheduled for tomorrow, July 30. More

Senate Committee to Mark Up Surface Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is expected to release its surface transportation bill early next week with a committee mark up moved up to July 30. Although the bill has not yet been released, it is expected to authorize $287 billion in highway spending over five years, marking a 28 percent increase over the current authorization law. Ninety percent, or $259 billion, would go to states by formula, keeping in line with policy positions expressed by EPW Committee Chairman John Barrasso (D-Wyo.). More

Labor Department Issues Guidance on Sleeper Berth Time

Labor Department Issues Guidance on Sleeper Berth Time

The U.S. Department of Labor on July 22 issued guidance on whether carriers must pay truck drivers for time spent in a sleeper berth.  More

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO CEO Discusses Opposition to Commercializing Rest Areas With Sirius XM

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings discussed the travel plaza and truckstop industry’s opposition to commercializing rest areas with Road Dog Trucking radio on Sirius XM Channel 146. Mullings appeared on the radio program after the Reason Foundation said in a separate interview that the industry should rethink its opposition to the long-standing law prohibiting commercial rest areas. More

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking Releases Final Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle.. More

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Mid-Atlantic Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

NATSO Foundation Invites Truckstops to Mid-Atlantic Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting

The NATSO Foundation is inviting NATSO members to join the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Office of the Maryland Attorney General, the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Motor Truck Association, and Truckers Against Trafficking August 1 for a regional meeting in Hanover, Md., aimed at coordinating ways to fight human trafficking within the Mid-Atlantic region. More

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

EPW Committee Chairman Urges Five-Year Reauthorization

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) urged lawmakers to pass a five-year, formula-based surface transportation bill paid for by highway users, including drivers of alternative fuel vehicles, during a July 10 hearing on the need for a multi-year surface transportation reauthorization. More

EPA Proposes Renewable Volume Obligations for 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 5 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA also proposed RVOs for biomass-based diesel (BBD) for 2021. In the rule, EPA said it would use its waiver authority to lower the volumes of cellulosic biofuels, advanced biofuels, and total renewable fuels below the statutory targets. More

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