Industry News

  • July 15, 2015 — The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3038, “The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II,” an $8 billion measure that would extend the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund until December 18, 2015.
  • July 14, 2015 — The Federal Maritime Commission released “U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges,” an overview of the four regional discussions organized by the FMC last fall.
  • June 25, 2015 — The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Bill. The bill continues the suspension of the hours-of-service restart restrictions. It also includes an amendment from Senator Shelby that would allow the use of twin 33-foot trailers. See the provision here.
  • June 25, 2015 — Senators Cantwell, Booker, Murray and Markey have introduced the National Multimodal Freight Investment Act, a six-year bill that includes multiple provisions that will benefit the intermodal industry. See the text here.
  • June 23, 2015 — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has introduced the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act (DRIVE Act), a six-year highway reauthorization bill which includes a national freight program and recognition of and funding for intermodal connectors as part of the Primary Highway Freight System. Read a summary of the bill here.