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SPECIAL REPORT: Cross-border trucking program funding in jeopardy
Commission recommends tolls and taxes, but no reform
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 - With a new administration and a new Congress in place, a recent vote by the House of Representatives may mean the end for the embattled cross-border trucking program with Mexico isn't too far off.
Illinois truckers credited for stopping bill to double base plate fee
As if truckers and highway users aren't paying enough in taxes, fees and tolls to run on America's highways, a federal commission is recommending that Congress adopt a sweeping array of new and higher user fees. Critics, including OOIDA, say the report does not address the way transportation money is spent nor does it call for reform. more >>
Colorado House OKs road funding bill; tolls, truck fee increases included
An Illinois state lawmaker gives credit to truckers for helping sideline a bill that would have doubled the fees for base plates in the state. more >>
Ormond Beach Love's: 30-minute parking limit during Bike Week
The Colorado House has narrowly approved a bill that includes the option of charging tolls to access existing free routes. By a margin of 34-31, House lawmakers voted to advance the bill, which is intended to raise at least $250 million a year to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges. more >>
Hackers plead guilty to broker fraud through FMCSA site
The Love's in Ormond Beach, FL, will limit truck parking to 30 minutes starting Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 8, during Bike Week. more >>
From the Land Line blog: TWIC gives muleskinners the blues
Two Russian immigrants from Southern California have pleaded guilty to defrauding motor carriers out of at least $2.4 million through a double-brokering load scheme using the FMCSA's SAFER Web site. more >>
It seems that anyone who even occasionally visits a major port these days is required to possess a TWIC card. What about colonial-era clothing clad seasonal canal-boat workers, you say? Land Line's Charlie Morasch dives into the latest mainstream news story about the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. more >>