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  • March 22, 2017 — FMCSA announced the withdrawal of its Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking and awaits results from a congressionally-directed study by the National Academies of Sciences prior to taking further action. The rule would have used data from its CSA program for determining carrier safety ratings.
  • March 22, 2017 — Congressman Peter DeFazio introduced the "Investing in America: Penny for Progress Act" to raise the federal gas tax one cent per year to generate $500 billion for repairing America’s deteriorating roads, bridges and transit systems.
  • March 17, 2017 — Total intermodal volumes have grown by 1.3 percent YTD as of February. This compares to a 4.3 percent volume increase for the month of January and a 1.8 percent decline in February volumes. For more information on subscribing to IANA’s IMTS, click here.
  • March 9, 2017 — The Congressionally-mandated FMCSA study found no significant safety benefits resulting from the two “off-duty” periods of 1—5 a.m. and the once-a-week hours-of-service restart provisions; meaning the current restart rule remains in effect. See the report to Congress here.

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