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July 4, 2005 - Industry News

Te Beau Appointed FMCSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta on Friday announced the appointment of Suzanne M. Te Beau to be the chief counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 30, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Consumer Protection Web Site to Fight Moving Scams

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a new web site at www.protectyourmove.gov

June 27, 2005 - Industry News

New Highway Use Tax Rules: Installment Payment Option Eliminated

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued a reminder to truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that the installment option for paying the federal highway use tax will no longer be available

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Load Securement

In its June 9 newsletter to members, the American Trucking Assns. reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

June 6, 2005 - Industry News

EPA Kicks Out Reformulated Gas Waiver Appeals by California, New York, Connecticut

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced it will reject petitions by California, New York and Connecticut to waive the oxygen content requirement for reformulated gasoline

June 6, 2005 - Industry News

EPA Announces In-Service Diesel Testing Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced a new in-use testing program for diesel truck and bus emissions

June 2, 2005 - Industry News

TRALA Amendment Exempts Lessors for Idling Violations in Illinois

The Truck Rental and Leasing Assn., or TRALA, has sponsored an amendment to exempt truck lessors from liability for diesel engine idling violations committed by customer

May 31, 2005 - Industry News

Highway Funding Extended for the Seventh Time as New Bill Inches Forward

Last week, the House and the Senate authorized a 30-day extension of the existing Federal Highway bill that was scheduled to expire earlier this week

May 31, 2005 - Industry News

Insurance Company Takes Sides in the Hazmat Rules Debate

Aon Corp. a provider of risk management and insurance services has jumped into the public debate on the value of new federal rules that require hazmat drivers to be fingerprinte

May 25, 2005 - Industry News

MEMA Praises House for Anti-Counterfeiting Bill, Looks to Senate

MEMA, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn., in a news release this week praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of H.R. 3

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Takes a Stand Against Boutique Fuels, For a Diesel Fuel Standard

The American Trucking Associations has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to consider creating a single national diesel fuel standar

May 17, 2005 - Industry News

Highway Bill Moves Closer to Final Passage, Possible Bush Veto

The American Trucking Associations said in a BlastFax to members yesterday that the U.S. Senate has passed a $295 billion highway bill, by a vote of 89 to 1

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Senate Wrangles With Highway Bill That Now Includes Anti-Toll Language

According to the American Trucking Associations and a number of news services, the U.S. Senate is moving toward approval of a $295 billion highway bil

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Action on Broker Bonds

The American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., has sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urging it to publish an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemakin

April 17, 2005 - Industry News

AEM Cites Deferred Capital Investment; Calls For Senate Action On Highway Funding Bill

The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) on Friday issued a resolution calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the TEA-21 transportation funding legislation before the next expiration date of May 31, 2005

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Amtrak Reform Legislation Introduced

The Bush Administration has introduced legislation to reform Amtrak, according to the U.S. Deparment of Transportation (DOT) web site.

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Costs Soar; Yellow Roadway Spends Almost $10 million

Bloomberg.com reported yesterday that compliance with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act has proven costly. In the story, Bloomberg cited Yellow Roadway Corp., which says it spent almost $10 million last year to meet the new rules

April 7, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hold Public Meeting on Cargo Securement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a public meeting on implementation of the North American Standard for Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Owner Operators Square off Against Shippers, Brokers & Wal-Mart on Fuel Surcharge Bill

According to this week’s Traffic World, major sectors of the transportation community are slugging it out over a provision in the House-passed version of the federal highway bill

April 4, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Reports Agreements on Intermodal Roadability Law

According to the American Trucking Associations, its Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference has reached an agreement with the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Assn. and the Association of American Railroad

March 24, 2005 - Industry News

Tough Hazmat Legislation Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. reported on its web site yesterday that legislation has been re-introduced by Representative Markey (D-MA) entitled the “Extremely Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Act of 2005.

March 22, 2005 - Industry News

Michigan Sheriff Cracks Down on Overweight Trucks, Many Hauling Canadian Waste to U.S.

According to the Detroit News earlier this week, the Wayne County sheriff's division has written about 1,400 citations for overweight trucks since January 2004

March 17, 2005 - Industry News

New Mexico May Boost Trucking Violation Fines

According to the Silver City, N.M., Sun-News, penalties for truckers carrying an overweight load or operating without the proper permit would be double

March 16, 2005 - Industry News

Minnesota DOT Wants Comments on Freight Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a draft of the first plan it has ever created for freight transportation in the state

March 15, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Defines Truck Bodies Excluded From Excise Tax

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued guidance Tuesday on the application of federal excise tax in truck sales

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