2015

$305 billion for roads, bridges, and mass transit The President signed into law on December 4th a new federal highway bill named the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or “FAST Act.” The five year $305 billion bill is the first federal highway bill in ten years. The FAST Act sets

Exemptions May Help Reduce Compliance Costs By Joe Rajkovacz, WSTA Director of Governmental Affairs Washington D.C.-On December 10, 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its congressionally mandated rule requiring drivers subjected to federal hours-of-service rules to use electronic logging for compliance with federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules. Championed

When California Governor Jerry Brown learned that the state legislature would not pass his proposal to reduce carbon fuel consumption by 50 percent, he vowed to find another way to achieve that goal. Two days before he took off for the global climate change conference in Paris in December, he

From the Chairman Terry Klenske As many of you know, the Hays Antique Truck Museum has undergone significant change due to closing its Woodland, California site. This was done in an effort to ensure a secure future for the Hays truck collection.

“Over the past five years, market share concentration has marginally increased due to some consolidation among leading industry firms,” says Blau. For instance, Sterling Infosystems’ 2011 acquisition of Axciom’s background screening business doubled the market share of one of the larger firms in this industry. Likewise, Symphony Technology Group acquired

(December 4, 2015 – San Diego, CA)  Quickpay Funding™ an Affiliate Member of WSTA, understands the challenges that owner-operators and small fleets face during the holiday period. “We are here to help the members of the WSTA this holiday season with a bundle of benefits and factoring services aimed at

The U.S. House approved its version of the Highway Bill on November 5, 2015. The long title of the Bill is the “Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015” or STRR for short and contains language supported by the American Trucking Associations as well as many large motor carriers

A judge has approved a settlement in a case involving FedEx Ground and some 2,300 California based drivers who worked for the company between 2000 and 2007. FedEx Ground has agreed to pay $228 million to that narrowly defined class of drivers.

The Congressionally mandated Unified Registration System (URS) will begin a phased launch beginning December 12, 2015. A phased approach allows for the complexity of retiring old systems and unifying the regulatory structure for the industry.

By Robert W Poole, Jr. Reason Foundation California has long been seen as having the greatest need of all 50 states for large-scale investment in transportation facilities via long-term public-private partnerships (P3s), but the state Department of Transportation’s union workforce has blocked this funding for decades.