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.