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April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up a Nickel

Diesel prices are at their highest level since November 2008. (Photo courtesy Lubrizol)

The national average price of a gallon of diesel rose 5.4 cents from last week, to $3.069, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, OOIDA: Don't Let EPA Regulate Truck Economy

As three senators continue work on a bipartisan climate change bill, two trucking groups say future regulation of truck fuel economy should stay where it is, under the Department of Transportation, and not get shifted to the Environmental Protection Agency

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario to Review CB Ban Prior to Three-Year Phase Out

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation will review the inclusion of two-way radios in Ontario's ban on the use of handheld technologies while driving, before the three-year exemption on their use expires

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Enforcement Crackdown Campaign on Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation has launched pilot programs in Hartford, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y. to test whether increased law enforcement efforts can help combat distracted drivin

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: Canada Could Jump the Gun on Universal EOBR Rule

The CTA says there's no need for Canada to adopt an interim EOBR rule, and it could go straight into a broader mandate.

In a statement released last week, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said it views the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's latest electronic onboard recorder rule issued on April 2 as an interim step towards a much broader rule governing EOB

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Half of Truckload Carriers Unprepared For CSA 2010

Half of truckload carriers are prepared for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA 2010 progra

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Safety Advocate to Serve as Deputy Administrator of FMCSA

The FMCSA's new deputy administrator, Bill Bronrott

The Obama Administration has tapped a Maryland lawmaker to become deputy administrator of the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Marine Highways Not Seen As Big Competitor to Trucking

(Photo courtesy of SeaBridge Freight)

"You're not going to move flat screen TVs by water," said Lana Batts, a managing partner at Transport Capital Partners, in response to the Department of Transportation's recent announcement aimed at moving more cargo on the

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Safety Data Available Monday; Rollout Delayed Until November

On Monday, trucking companies will be able to go online and get a preview of their safety performance data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in preparation for implementation of the CSA 2010 program in November

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

New Federal Program Aims to Move Some Cargo to Waterways

We may be seeing fewer trucks on the road soon, with a new initiative announced Wednesday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to transfer more cargo on the water than on the U.S. highways

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Despite Fluctuations, Fuel Price Forecasts Remain Stable

Forecasts for crude oil and diesel fuel prices have not changed much from last month, with crude expected to hover above $81 a barrel this summer and diesel to stay around $3 a gallon in 2010.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Jumps As Fuel Prices Hit New Highs

Diesel prices, along with the price of other fuels, are on the rise as economic indicators prop up demand. (Photo by Ryder)

U.S. fuel prices broke record highs Monday following the Easter holiday weekend and new reports pointing to signs of an economic recovery; diesel was no exception

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Court Denies Petition For Review of California's TRU Rules

Friday's court decision gives CARB free reign to enforce its TRU regulations.

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request by the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association to reconsider a waiver granted by the Environmental Protection Agency

April 2, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Chooses Strictest Electronic Recorder Option

The new EOBR rule, which will go into effect June 1, 2012, says carriers that violate hours of service rules 10 percent of the time, based on single compliance review, must use electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours. (Photo by Kristin Ries)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration opted for the strictest approach it could take in its new requirement for electronic onboard recorders to track driver hours of service. The final rule announced today will affect nearly 5,700 trucking companies

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Feds Announce Fuel Economy Standards For Light Trucks

As part of President Obama's commitment to clean energy, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency have established new national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

Study Outlines Approach to Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

(Photo by Bette Garber)

Trucking moves a step closer to federally mandated fuel economy standards, with publication Wednesday morning of a conceptual approach to the issue by the National Academy of Sciences. The study says considerable fuel efficiency gains are possible through a range of technologies and methods, and recommends that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration employ a fuel economy measurement that takes freight into account

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010: Full Implementation Could Be Delayed

Details are still forthcoming, but it looks like FMCSA isn't quite on schedule with its rollout of CSA 2010. (Photo courtesy PrePass)

It looks like full implementation of CSA 2010 could come a little later than the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had originally planned

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Breaks 17-Month Record on Obama's Drilling Plans

The price of crude oil neared $84 a barrel Wednesday, the highest posting in 17 month

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposal Adds Details to Current Texting Ban

(Photo by Jim Park)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to toughen the punishment for texting while driving

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Opens Door For Offshore Oil Drilling

President Barack Obama has lifted a ban on offshore oil drilling, allowing for drilling off the coast of Virginia and part of the southern Atlantic coastlin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Clean Energy to Build CNG Fueling Stations For AT&T

Clean Energy Fuel Corp. has signed an agreement with AT&T to supply compressed natural gas fueling stations, as AT&T deploys up to 8,000 CNG fleet vehicles nationwide

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

Study Outlines Approach to Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

Photo by Bette Garber

Trucking moves a step closer to federally mandated fuel economy standards today, with publication this morning of a conceptual approach to the issue by the National Academy of Sciences

March 31, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Official Truck Driver Texting Ban

U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a federal rule that proposes to specifically prohibit texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. The proposed rule would make permanent an interim ban announced in Januar

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

GAO Is Investigating Truck Detention Practices

According to a 2009 study, the trucking industry considers time spent waiting at the dock to be the biggest inefficiency in the business. (Photo by Michelin)

The Government Accountability Office is looking into operational and safety problems associated with detention of trucks at loading docks

March 30, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Appoints New Advisory Council for Transportation Stats

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has appointed 10 members to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS) to advise the Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistic

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