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March 11, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Asks Energy Chief for Diesel Price Relief

Warning that skyrocketing diesel prices could hinder the economic recovery and cripple the trucking industry, the American Trucking Assns. this week urged the U.S. Energy Secretary to take action

March 8, 2004 - Industry News

Illinois Sides with Schneider Over California Fees

The state of Illinois has ruled that Schneider National doesn’t have to pay more than $10.7 million in trailer fees and penalties assessed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles

February 25, 2004 - Industry News

AMI Leasing Joins EPA SmartWay Partnership

AMI Leasing and Fleet Management Services of Worcester, Mass., has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a national partnership to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions from ground freight transportation.

February 12, 2004 - Industry News

TRIP Report Cites Need for National Freight Policy

California roads and highways carry more truck traffic than any other state in the nation, according to a new study from The Road Information Program (TRIP)

February 4, 2004 - Industry News

Menlo Worldwide Earns C-TPAT Certification

Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, Redwood City, Calif., has announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has formally certified the company as a participant in the U.S. Customs' Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT

January 30, 2004 - Industry News

OOIDA Ordered to Pay Prime $600,000

A U.S. District Court has ordered the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. to pay almost $600,000 to Prime Inc. for attorney’s fees the carrier incurred defending itself against an OOIDA suit

January 21, 2004 - Industry News

Toll Hike OK’d for Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has increased tolls on the turnpike and its extensions by 5.3 cents per mile on average for commercial vehicles, bringing the rates to an average of 17.7 cents per mile

January 16, 2004 - Industry News

Donaldson Retrofitting 1,100 NY School Buses

Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, is providing 1,100 EPA-approved emissions control devices for the New York State Clean Air School Bus Program

November 21, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Voices Concerns About New Cargo Rules

Late last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new rules to help identify cargo shipped into and out of the country

November 6, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Delays Hazmat Background Checks

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued an amendment this week to the interim final rule regarding implementation of background checks for commercial drivers license holders with the hazardous materials endorsement

October 31, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Clarifies Hazmat Jurisdiction

Federal rules governing hazardous materials apply to a carrier’s possession from pickup through delivery, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)

October 23, 2003 - Industry News

ATC Conducts Ag Survey of 25,000 Truck Firms

The Agricultural Transporters Conference (ATC) of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has begun a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop and implement a "Guide for Security Management Practices in Agricultural Commodity Transportation,

October 20, 2003 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Certified for C-TPAT Program

Trailer Bridge Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been accepted as a certified member of the U.S. Customs Service's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

September 30, 2003 - Industry News

Household Goods Rules Postponed

New rules for interstate household goods carriers and brokers have been delayed indefinitely

September 23, 2003 - Industry News

Mineta Campaigns For Transportation Bill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta recently completed a four-day national campaign to seek an end to congressional delays in the passing of President Bush's six-year federal surface transportation reauthorization bill

September 22, 2003 - Industry News

New Cargo Standards Take Effect Jan. 1

The new standards for cargo securement have been in place since December 2002, and the clock is running out on a Jan. 1 deadline for compliance

September 11, 2003 - Industry News

Clear Sailing for Yellow, Roadway Merger?

Analysts say they expect the Department of Justice to approve Yellow Corp.'s $966-million acquisition of Roadway Corp.-- despite concerns that it would leave only two big firms in the less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping industry

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Increases Hazmat Fines

Effective at the end of the month, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) has increased the maximum civil penalty from $27,500 to $32,500

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Postpones Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has notified the American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

Tennessee Mulls Lower Truck Speeds

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board is suggesting the state lower the maximum speed for tractor-trailers to 55 mph from the current 70 mph

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers

Starting Sept. 22, drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes can apply to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from federal medical restrictions

August 26, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA to Research Effects of Mexican Trucks in U.S.

The Mexican-U.S. border may remain closed to free international trucking for at least a year while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares an environmental impact statemen

August 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petitions, New HOS Rule Starts Jan. 4

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied eight petitions to alter the final hours-of-service final rul

August 21, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed mandatory training for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers to address drug and alcohol testing, hours of service, driver wellness and whistle blower protections

August 19, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Hazmat Safety Permit Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a safety permit program for motor carriers that transport certain hazardous materials in interstate or intrastate commerce

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