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May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Legislature Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill to allow a uniform 65-mph speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois now rests in the hands of the governor

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Up

Diesel fuel prices are up slightly from last week, to $2.231 national average, but that's less than half where they were a year ago

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May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Gets a Boost in Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act garnered further support in Congress this week with the addition of Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Corrine Brown (D-FL) and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) as co-sponsors

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Improvement of Hazardous Material Regulations

Congress should eliminate redundant rules and ensure uniformity across jurisdictions in the regulation of transportation of hazardous materials, Con-way Freight Vice President of Safety Robert Petrancosta told a House committee last week

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Files Lawsuit Against Fatigue Enforcement

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit challenging a Minnesota State Patrol's arbitrary enforcement program used to declare truck drivers fatigued and place them out of service

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

More Congressional Support for "Right to Repair"

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) gained two more co-sponsors last week

May 13, 2009 - Industry News

Biodiesel Supplier Opens Hub At Port Of Milwaukee

Innovation Fuels, a New York-based renewable energy company, has begun selling biodiesel to customers from its Midwestern fuels hub at the Port of Milwaukee, Wis., on Lake Michigan

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May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Up $2.221, But Now Lower Than Gasoline

The average U.S. pump price for on-highway diesel climbed 3.1 cents to $2.216 per gallon in the past week, according to the federal Department of Energy's weekly fuel price report

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May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Rise Again

Crude oil prices continued to rise Thursday, closing trading at $56.71 on the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising to over $58 a barrel earlier in the day

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May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Prices Rise on Crude Stockpile Report

Oil prices jumped to their highest level so far this year Wednesday, settling at $56.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange

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May 6, 2009 - Industry News

'Jason's Law' Introduced in Senate

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced companion legislation in the Senate to a bill in the House that would implement a pilot program to address shortages in safe parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Biofuels Initiatives

President Obama Tuesday announced steps to increase the use of biofuels -- but traditional soy-based diesel would be limited in an EPA proposal

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May 4, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall Below $2.20

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell to $2.185, below $2.20 for the first time since they spiked in late March

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May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Supplier Industry Executives Bring Messages to Washington

"Card check" legislation and a newly re-introduced bill offering tax incentives for safety technology were two key issues for heavy-duty suppliers attending the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association annual Legislative Summit last week

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Proposal Would Double Registration Fee

The Florida Trucking Association reports that legislation in that state would double state registration fees on heavy vehicles, making Florida truck fees some of the highest in the country

April 30, 2009 - Industry News

Minnesota Moves to 5 Percent Biodiesel

Minnesota is the first state to require that diesel fuel contain a 5 percent blend of biodiesel

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April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Fall

The average price of diesel fuel fell 2 cents this week to $2.201, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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April 26, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Technology Tax Credit Bill Introduced

Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) last week re-introduced the Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2009 (H.R. 2024

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Proposed Settlement Would See Costco Address 'Hot Fuel' Issue

To settle a lawsuit, Costco has agreed to change pumps in the hottest regions of the country so they compensate for the fact that fuel at higher temperatures offers consumers less energy for their dollar

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April 23, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Adopts Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The California Air Resources Board Thursday adopted a regulation that will implement Gov. Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by 10 percent by 2020

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April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Iowa Could be Latest State to Mandate Biodiesel

As Iowa lawmakers head into what could be the final week of their legislative session, still on the table is a bill that would require biodiesel blends in the state

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April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hold Around $2.22; Oil Prices Fall

Diesel prices dropped slightly this week, hovering around the $2.22 per gallon mark for the third week in a row

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April 15, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Predicts $2.27 Diesel This Summer

In its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Agency predicted this week that diesel fuel prices, which averaged $4.37 per gallon last summer, will average $2.27 this summer

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April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Fuel Price Steady, Oil Prices Fall

After rising for three weeks in a row, the average price of diesel stayed essentially the same last week, rising only one tenth of a cent nationwide and dropping in some regions

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April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Maryland DOT Secretary is Obama's Choice for DOT Deputy Secretary

John Porcari, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, is President Barack Obama's choice to become the next deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation

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