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Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 27: Like? Haha? Wow? Sad?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg with a trucker Mark Zuckerberg visits with a trucker (via Facebook.com/zuck)

Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg mingled with truckers in Iowa on June 23 and posted his observations on Facebook. Insert 'wow' emoji here. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government

Eno Center for Transportation Re-elects Mineta, Welcomes New Board Member

The Board of the Eno Center for Transportation announced the re-election of former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta to its membership

June 26, 2017
Government, Business

Pence, Ryan Pledge Legislation on Infrastructure, Tax Reform

A simplified tax code for businesses and individuals would incentivize job creation and economic growth for industries such as the freight sector, the country’s vice president and top lawmaker in the U.S. House told manufacturers this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Regulators, ATA Partner for Highway Safety Campaign

Federal trucking regulators and the association representing industry executives joined forces for a nationwide campaign meant to raise awareness about highway safety.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government

Senate Committee Considers U.S. DOT Counsel Nominee

Bradley via C-SPAN

Washington lawyer Steven Bradbury will defend his nomination to the general counsel post at the U.S. Department of Transportation on June 28, the Senate Commerce Committee announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Tennessee Anticipates New Inland Port to Open Next Year

Roy Luck/Flickr

Greg Hogan, Murray County (Tenn.) Sole Commissioner, says Murray County is open for business, referring to the Appalachian Regional Port, an “inland port” under construction on 42 acres in Murray County on U.S. Highway 411.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Regulators Scramble to Stay Ahead of Self-Driving Cars

Daimler AG

Self-driving cars are only starting to navigate the nation’s streets, but regulators are scrambling to catch up.

Nathan Bomey and Thomas Zambito | USA Today
June 26, 2017
Government, Business

Slowdown in Business-Equipment Orders May Weigh on Growth

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Commerce Department data showed an unexpected decline in U.S. orders for business equipment.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Amazon Vision of Deliveries by Drone Gets Boost in FAA Measure

Amazon.com

Amazon.com’s bid to deliver goods via drone directly to a consumer’s doorstep would get a boost under aviation legislation proposed June 22.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Positive Drug-Test Rate Up to 7-Year High, DOT Says

A new U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing report shows that the overall 2016 lab-reported positive drug test rate for truck drivers and other DOT security-­sensitive employees rose to its highest level since at least 2009, including year-­over-­year increases in three of five drug categories.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

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