To hear a pre-eminent player from inside the Washington Beltway tell it, the bad news for the logistics industry is also the good news. With a new highway authorization bill due before Congress shortly, it's difficult to get the attention of House and Senate members, who are more focused on homeland security, tax cuts and overseas threats. "That's the bad news," says Tim Lynch of the Motor Freight Carriers Association. "The subject of transportation falls pretty far down on the list of congressional priorities. But that's also the good news. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't agree that it would be a good thing if they left us alone and didn't attempt to reregulate our industry."