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House Committee to Meet on Driverless Vehicle Legislation June 27

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Measures meant to assist companies with the deployment of driverless vehicles will be considered by a House panel on June 27.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Government

Oregon Highway Funding Bill Thrown Into Peril as Deadline Looms

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SALEM — State lawmakers drafting a multibillion-dollar package of infrastructure upgrades say the plan is in jeopardy and may not pass this year.

Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
June 21, 2017
Government, Business

Trump’s Trade Chief Says US Won’t Force Quick NAFTA Deal

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President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator said there’s no deadline to reach a deal on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement, and if talks end in a deadlock, the United States will be compelled to rethink its strategy.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2017
Government, Safety, Fuel

Truck Driver Drug Test Failure Rate Rises to Highest Level in Seven Years

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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 20, 2017
Government, Business

Speaker Ryan Asks Manufacturers to Help Congress Pass Tax Overhaul

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WASHINGTON — Executives in the manufacturing sector should view reforms to the tax code in aspirational ways to help Congress advance such reforms this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said June 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Illinois County Hires Former State DOT Secretary to Push Freight Plan

Former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was unanimously hired by the Will County board June 16 to implement the Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan that she helped create after amending her proposed contract.

Susan DeMar Lafferty | The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
June 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada Roll Forward With New Legislation

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Nevada displayed its dedication to refining autonomous vehicles, with the passage of and signing of Assembly Bill 69, industry officials said.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
June 20, 2017
Government, Logistics

Illinois Inland Port Study Delayed by State Funding Holdup

DECATUR, Ill. — More than three years after state grants were authorized to help develop the Midwest Inland Port, the city of Decatur, Ill., is still waiting.

Allison Petty | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)
June 20, 2017
Government

Capitol Agenda for the Week of June 20: Good for Whom?

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) questions private funding for infrastructure Bloomberg News

Is infrastructure a public good or a private good? Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) voices his concerns with funding plans that rely on private investment. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2017
Government, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA Forms Working Groups to Develop Requirements for Automated Vehicle Pilots

truck bed Daimler Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s chief safety officer last week said the agency has formed three core working groups to develop prospective requirements for manufacturers and truckers seeking to participate in highly automated commercial vehicle, or HACV, pilot programs.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

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