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  • Good News for Rail Shippers: STB Reauthorization Act of 2015 Makes Positive Changes

    There is good news coming out of Washington (for a change), just before the Easter holiday. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved S. 808 “Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015”. Sponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla), the bill will make substantial changes to the STB which should be good news for rail (intermodal) shippers.​

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  • Militant ILWU Faction Calls for Contract to be Rejected

    If the leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is going to convince the union rank and file that the tentative contract agreement is a good deal for the general membership, the officers will have to fend off a concerted effort by militant members and retired members of the ILWU to jettison the deal.

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  • ATA, Nearly 40 Others Pressure Congress Not to 'Devolve' Federal Transportation Funding

    American Trucking Associations and nearly 40 other trade groups and businesses have sent a letter calling on Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill while opposing any move toward devolution.​

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  • Paul Ryan Plans Panel Vote Next Week to Repeal U.S. Estate Tax

    (Bloomberg) -- The House Ways and Means Committee plans to vote next week on a bill to repeal the U.S. estate tax, said Doug Andres, a spokesman for committee chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican.

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  • Shortage of Truck Drivers

    The American Trucking Associations says companies need to hire 100,000 drivers a year over the next 10 years to keep up with industry growth."Everybody's always looking for drivers. it's a higher turnover industry," said Aaron Nawrot, a truck driver.

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  • Bid to Lower Corporate Tax Rate Stirs Backlash From Business

    The latest plan in Congress to cut business tax rates faces a major obstacle: U.S. businesses. Many Democrats and Republicans, including new House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, agree that they will try to reduce the 35 percent corporate tax rate and curb business tax breaks to help pay for it. They’ll leave individual rates alone to avoid a politically charged fight.

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  • Penske Logistics Takes California Meal-Break Law to Supreme Court

    Penske Logistics filed a formal petition with the Supreme Court on Jan. 6 asking the justices to review a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on the legitimacy of California’s meal-break law.

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  • Editorial: Hiring the Veterans

    Too often in our ever more polarized world, any announcement is followed by an immediate response from someone denouncing the original position. Such actions can leave one a bit cynical about the entire process and wondering how business groups and government agencies can ever work together on anything.

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  • Are West Coast Longshoremen Spoiling Christmas?

    There’s trouble a-brewin’ in Santa’s supply chain. The choke point is the ports of the west coast, two of which — Los Angeles and Long Beach — move 40 percent of all containerized goods that enter the United States. The National Retail Federation, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Chamber of Commerce claim that West Coast dockworkers are disrupting a holiday shopping season that’s already well underway.

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  • Safety Advocates Push New Survey in Fight Over Trucking Hours

    Truck safety advocates say 80 percent of people surveyed would feel less safe on the roads if semi-truck drivers are allowed to drive longer hours, including when they are tired and drowsy. The release of the survey comes as Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is pushing for truckers to be allowed to drive longer hours.

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