Topics: Highway & Transportation

ATA Appeals Dismissal of Challenge to Unconstitutional Truck Toll Program

The American Trucking Associations along with three motor carriers representing the industry on March 28 appealed the recent decision by the federal district court in Rhode Island to dismiss their challenge to Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only toll scheme, on procedural grounds. More

Nicole Nason Confirmed as FHWA Administrator

The Senate on March 28 voted 95-1 to confirm Nicole Nason as the next Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a position that has sat vacant since January 2017. More

NATSO CEO Discusses Truck Parking With Land Line Now Radio

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings discussed the issue of truck parking with Land Line Now radio on Sirius XM Channel 146. Mullings appeared on the radio program after LandLine, an online publication for truck drivers published by OOIDA, attacked comments made by Mullings during a NATSO Connect panel discussion with fleet representatives. More

Supreme Court Rules Tribal Co. Doesn't Owe Wash. State Fuel Tax

The U.S. Supreme Court on March 19 upheld a Washington state court ruling that a Yakama Nation company does not have to pay a state fuel tax, saying the tribe's right to travel on public highways under its treaty makes the company exempt from the tax, Law360 reported. More

NATSO, Allies Urge Senate to Maintain Prohibition on Commercial Rest Areas

NATSO led a group of 15 trade associations representing off-highway communities, businesses, alternative fuel advocates and the National Federation of the Blind in urging Members of the Senate to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as the consider infrastructure legislation this year. More

House Subcommittee Holds First Hearing on Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization

The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on March 13 held its first hearing focused on reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund. The FAST Act, which provided $281 billion for federal surface transportation programs, expires on September 30, 2020. More

Congress Holds Multiple Infrastructure Hearings

Congress held multiple infrastructure hearings in recent days during which lawmakers and witnesses reiterated long-standing calls to fix the nation’s infrastructure funding gaps and began laying the groundwork for House Leadership to bring an infrastructure bill to the floor by spring. More

NATSO Supports DRIVE-Safe ACT

Following the introduction of companion, bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House and Senate designed to alleviate a nationwide shortage of truck drivers, NATSO joined nearly 70 organizations in supporting the DRIVE-Safe Act, which would allow commercial drivers aged between 18 and 21 to engage in interstate trucking. More

House Leaders Reserve Floor Time for Infrastructure

As the House Ways and Means Committee prepares to hold its March 6 hearing examining the nation’s infrastructure, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said that House leadership has reserved floor time for an infrastructure bill with a target of late spring. More

NATSO President and CEO Discusses Truck Parking

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings yesterday sent an email to NATSO members regarding several blog and other online publications that reported on brief comments she made about truck parking during a panel discussion at NATSO Connect. More

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