Legislative & Agency Updates

  • House Highway Reauthorization Bill Update

    Jun 18, 2020 — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is on day 2 of their mark-up and consideration of H.R. 2, the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act’’ (INVEST in America Act). The legislation is designed to supplant the current authorization, (the FAST Act), which is set to expire at the end of September.
  • Funding for Truck Parking

    Jun 17, 2020 — IAM joined the ATA and other leading organizations in a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio, asking the Committee consider providing an additional $505 million for trucking parking projects, as part of the INVEST In America Act.
  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Begins Highway Reauthorization Today

    Jun 17, 2020 — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began its Committee markup and consideration of the INVEST In America Act. While IAM does not anticipate the legislation will pass both chambers and be signed into law this year, it does include several policy markers for issues that will be addressed in the next Congress.
  • House Surface Transportation Bill

    Jun 4, 2020 — Under the House version, the FMCSA/DOT would be required to put more specifics (e.g., miles driven, etc.) around their personal conveyance guidance. Congress is also looking more specifically at the issue of driver detention and is seeking detailed data, as well as information on situations arising as a result.
  • FMCSA Releases Much-Anticipated Final HOS Rule

    Jun 1, 2020 — FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety.
  • FMC commissioners call for federal support for 'struggling' box terminal operators

    May 4, 2020 — The US federal government should consider stepping in to help container terminal operators stay in business, as volumes plummet as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • COVID-19 Health and Workplace Safety Update

    — U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Creates Social Media Resources Clearinghouse; U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling - Current Guidance Issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Sufficient