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Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization Included in House Stopgap Funding

HIGHWAY TRUST FUND REAUTHORIZATION INCLUDED IN HOUSE STOPGAP FUNDING House Democrats released a short-term funding stopgap measure (H.R. 8319) on September 21 that includes an extension for surface transportation programs for one year. The current authorization for highway, transit, rail, and safety program funding is set to expire at the end of the month. The …

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U.S. Reverses Course on Tariffs for Canadian Aluminum

U.S. REVERSES COURSE ON TARIFFS FOR CANADIAN ALUMINUM The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on September 15 that the U.S. is no longer going to impose 10 percent tariffs on non-alloyed, unwrought aluminum imported from Canada. The 10 percent tariffs were previously announced in August, at which time the Canadian government threatened to impose dollar-for-dollar retaliatory …

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Senate Committee Clears STB Nominee

SENATE COMMITTEE CLEARS STB NOMINEE September 16 the Senate Commerce Committee voted favorably on the nomination of Robert Primus to the Surface Transportation Board. With Primus being a democratic-nominee, the Senate will now be able to move forward on confirmation by the full Senate for both him and republican-nominee Michelle Schultz. Schultz’s confirmation had been pending the nomination …

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IWLA Meets with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

IWLA MEETS WITH U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION IWLA recently met virtually with officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) to discuss counterfeits entering the e-commerce marketplace. IWLA requested the meeting to review the report “Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods,” prepared for President Trump by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In …

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DOT Publishes National Freight Strategic Plan

DOT PUBLISHES NATIONAL FREIGHT STRATEGIC PLAN September 3 the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the release of the first-ever National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP). The NFSP lays out the Administration outlook for long-term investments in infrastructure, the workforce, and other essential parts of the freight system. The strategic goals of the NFSP …

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FMCSA Proposed Under-21 CMV Driver Pilot Program

FMCSA PROPOSED UNDER-21 CMV DRIVER PILOT PROGRAM The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on September 4 that it is proposing and seeking comment on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The proposed pilot would …

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