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August 31, 2010 - Industry News

California Approves Amended Copper Bill

The California Assembly has passed SB 346 this week, which restricts the amount of copper in brake friction material sold in the state

August 30, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Industry Feedback

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will hold a public listening session to get feedback on key challenges facing the motor carrier industry, issues facing stakeholders and concerns that should be considered by the agency in developing its next five-year strategic plan

August 30, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Nearly 2 Cents in Third Straight Drop

Crude oil futures were down for the first time in four days, as investors were worried about the economic recovery.

Diesel continued its downward trend this week, slipping 1.9 cents to a national average of $2.938 a gallo

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August 27, 2010 - Industry News

White House to Meet with Groups About Truck Buying Incentive

A coalition of trucking groups pushing for a tax break for truckers to buy new trucks are tentatively scheduled to meet with staff members at the White House this week

August 25, 2010 - Industry News

International Enforcement Effort Cracks Down on Illegal Hazmat Transport

Enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Canada participated in a two-day operation on Aug. 17-18 aimed at cracking down on the illegal transportation of hazardous materials

August 24, 2010 - Industry News

California Amends Copper Bill Following Negotiations

With the amendment, manufacturers can deplete their inventory of non-compliant materials until Dec. 31, 2023.

California has amended a bill that restricts the amount of copper in brake friction material sold in the state, following negotiations between the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association, environmentalists and automakers

August 23, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel's Down For Second Straight Week

The price of diesel continues to hover just below $3 a gallon.

Diesel prices were down for the second week in a row, falling 2.2 cents this week to a national average of $2.957 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Nine Charged in CDL Scam in Pennsylvania

The defendants charged with indictment appeared before a federal magistrate in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charged nine defendants with knowingly producing, attempting to produce, conspiring to produce and aiding and abetting the production of false Pennsylvania commercial driver's licenses

August 20, 2010 - Industry News

Ohio Governor Proposes Higher Truck Weight Limit

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has proposed to increase truck weights on the state's highways to increase export

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Pushes Back Hearing on Proposed Amendments; Workshops Added

The California Air Resources Board has postponed the hearing to consider the proposed amendments to the Tractor-Trailer (aerodynamics) Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Truck and Bus (engine) Regulation, and Drayage Truck (engine) Regulation until November 2010

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Urges PHMSA to Reconsider Proposed Hazmat Carrier Fitness Rules

PHMSA has been making changes to its change its special permits program for hazardous materials haulers. ATA provided its feedback recently.

In a testimony before the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations Vice President Rich Moskowitz told the agency that proposed standards for hazardous material carrier fitness were unacceptabl

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Pushes FMCSA on CSA 2010 Crash Accountability

FMCSA's CSA methodology changes did not include a new process for the agency to make crash accountability determinations before crashes are entered and used in the CSA 2010 safety measurement system. (Photo by Ohio State Highway Patrol)

While the American Trucking Associations has had a positive reaction to the changes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made to its CSA 2010 methodology, the group is still pushing the FMCSA to address the issue of crash accountability

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel's Down a Penny After Three Straight Increases

(Photo by Ryder)

The national average price of diesel slipped about a penny this week, following three consecutive increase

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

A Fifth of Carriers at Risk of Intervention Under CSA 2010

One in five carriers are at risk of an intervention under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new methodology for calculating safety measures under CSA 2010, according to an analysis of safety performance by Rair Technologies

August 15, 2010 - Industry News

DOT to Post Changes in Drug Testing

The Department of Transportation plans to amend some of its rules covering drug and alcohol testing, and training requirements for Medical Review Officers

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Non-Idaho Carriers See the Benefits of Idaho's Special Trailer Plate

The Idaho Transportation Department says one year after its launch, the North America Permanent Trailer Plate is being well received among non-Idaho customers

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Changes Look Promising, Carriers Say

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to have made a good start at correcting shortcomings in its CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System, according to trucking companies that are testing the program. Preliminary reports from carriers in

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Short-Term Energy Outlook Projects Fuel, Oil Price increases for 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy has raised its price projections for crude oil slightly, while diesel price projects remain virtually unchanged from last month. In its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, The DOE's Energy Information Administration projects that the West Texas Intermediate crude oil spot price, which ended July at more than $78 per barrel, will average $81 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2010

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August 9, 2010 - Industry News

Largest Diesel Price Hike in Four Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel jumped 6.3 cents this week to $2.991, with several regions reporting prices at $3 per gallon or higher. This is the highest the average price has been since late Ma

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August 6, 2010 - Industry News

New Clean Energy Bill Would Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Break

If passed, Kerry's bill would make the biodiesel tax credit retroactive for 2010. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

A new clean energy bill introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) would extend the excise tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel retroactively for 2010 and through 2012

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August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Lab Receives Biodiesel Accreditation

The non-profit Iowa Central Fuel Testing Laboratory has earned an accreditation as a BQ-9000 laboratory, a voluntary biodiesel quality assurance program overseen by the independent National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission

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August 5, 2010 - Industry News

New Legislation Would Allow States to Raise Truck Weight Limits

Under the new bill, states can opt to allow six-axle trucks to carry up to 97,000 pounds.(Photo by Michelin)

New legislation introduced in the Senate would allow state Departments of Transportation to raise interstate weight limits to 97,000 pounds for trucks with six axles instead of five

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Open Next Phase of CSA 2010 on Aug. 16

One of the changes FMCSA will make is that severity weightings for some roadside inspection violations will be updated. (Photo by the Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon take the next step in its rollout of CSA 2010 by offering carriers a glimpse at where they stand in the pending Safety Measurement System

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Congress Joins Fight Over Control of Port Truck Drivers

(Photo courtesy of the Port of Portland)

The fight over control of port truck drivers spilled out of the courtroom into Congress last week when Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., offered a bill that would give ports more authority over drayage operations. Under current law, states and local authorities such as ports are barred from regulating truck prices, routes or service. Nadler's Clean Ports Act would create an exemption to let these entities set requirement

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Reaches Three-Month High

After Monday's boost in oil on manufacturing sector results, crude oil rose to its highest level in three months Tuesda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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