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September 24, 2009 - Industry News

House Votes to Extend Highway Spending for Three Months

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would extend current federal highway spending programs for three months

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Missouri Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Crash-related Deaths

An Associated Wholesale Grocers driver from Missouri pleaded not guilty Wednesday to accusations that he is at fault for the 10 deaths that occurred in a June 26 cras

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Resolution to Cross-border Trucking Dispute On Hold

Roy Kienitz, the Department of Transportation's undersecretary for policy, does not expect the Obama administration to move on resolving the cross-border trucking issue this year, according to an article in Inside U.S. Trade

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

New Federal Initiative Focuses on Women in Transportation Field

Through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation and Spelman College, a new program has been developed to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology and help women in the field achieve their goal

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Third Consecutive Fall

The average price of diesel fell 1.2 cents to $2.622 this week, the third consecutive weekly declin

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September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Test BioDME as Potential Vehicle Fuel

Volvo Trucks plans to conduct field tests involving BioDME, a biofuel that generates low carbon dioxide emissions, to assess the potential of dimethyl ether as a vehicle fue

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September 18, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Rolls Out CSA 2010 Web Site

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rolled out a new web site to provide information about the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Transport Funding Measure Contains Weight Increase for Maine

The Senate late last week passed a bill containing a proposal by Sen. Susan Collins to allow 100,000 pound, six-axle trucks on Maine's I-95 in a one-year pilot program

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Ferro Confirmation Hearing Set

The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Sept. 23 on President Obama's nomination of Anne Ferro, president and CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Association, to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

House Passes Green Vehicle Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would promote research and development for more fuel efficient light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Deadline for Comments on State Registration Fees

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is giving an additional 10 days for comments on its proposal to increase state registration fees for carriers starting next year, under the Unified Carrier Registration Plan

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Chamber of Commerce: Inaction on Cross-border Trucking Costs Jobs

A new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce points to the U.S. refusal to allow cross-border trucking with Mexico as one of the things costing American job

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Could EPA Proposal Mean Trouble for Navistar 15-Liter Strategy?

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UPDATED 9/29/09 -- A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency could throw a monkey wrench into Navistar's plans to buy enough pre-2010-emissions 15-liter engines from other engine makers to get it through until its own 15-liter, 2010-certified engines are ready

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot's First DEF Pump Now Operational

Pilot Travel Centers began operating its diesel exhaust fluid fuel island pump in Brooks, Ore., in preparation to serve vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction technolog

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September 14, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down For Second Week in a Row

Diesel prices are down for the second week in a row, slipping 1.3 cents this wee

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September 13, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Program for Heavier Trucks Praised, Attacked

A federal proposal to allow a pilot program testing heavier tractor-trailers drew both praise and fire Friday

September 11, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Minnesota Troopers Had No Authority Over Interstate Truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has broadened a lawsuit challenging Minnesota's controversial truck driver fatigue checklist, and now says the Minnesota State Patrol had no authority to issue citations to drivers of interstate motor carriers prior to Aug. 1

September 11, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Cracks Down on PHMSA Special Permits Program

Congress is cracking down on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, following a report by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that found the agency was granting special permits without reviewing applicants' safety historie

September 10, 2009 - Industry News

OPEC Leaves Oil Production Levels Unchanged

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will leave its current crude oil production levels unchanged, according to a statement released last wee

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September 9, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Increases Projections for '09 and '10 Diesel Prices

The Department of Energy has increased its projections for 2009 and 2010 annual average diesel fuel retail prices by 1 cent and 4 cents, respectively, from last month's prediction

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September 9, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Ramps Up Effort to Analyze Energy Prices

The Energy Information Administration is ramping up its efforts in understanding what drives energy prices through a new Energy and Financial Markets Initiative, spearheaded by Dr. Richard Newell, the agency's new administrator

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September 8, 2009 - Industry News

House Scheduled to Vote on Heavy Duty Hybrid Bill

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 445, the Heavy Duty Hybrid Research, Development and Demonstration Act

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices See First Drop Since July 20

The average price of diesel dropped 2.7 cents this week, the first decline since July 2

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September 3, 2009 - Industry News

New York Bans Texting While Driving

New York State has passed a law banning the use of handheld devices for reading, typing and sending text messages while driving

September 2, 2009 - Industry News

NTSB Urges New Pedal Design in Heavy Vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board has called upon the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require heavy vehicles be installed with technology to prevent unintended acceleration when starting from a parked positio

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