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July 27, 2010 - Industry News

LCFS Will Impact Truck Operability, Fuel Prices, ATA Says

A low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) will not reduce carbon emissions, but will increase the price of diesel fuel, adversely impact truck operability and erode U.S. energy security, said Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, in a letter sent to Senators

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Says New Freight Bill Would Short-Shrift Highways

The American Trucking Associations has announced its opposition to the FREIGHT Act of 2010, the new Senate legislation that would set a national freight transportation policy

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Back Up After A Month of Declines; Oil Stays Put

Diesel rose 2 cents this week, breaking its month-long downward tren

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July 26, 2010 - Industry News

Study Assesses Natural Gas Use in Refuse Vehicles

An updated white paper produced by consulting firm WIH Resource Group points to the benefits of using compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas for refuse collection fleets

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July 26, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Expands Internship Program For Women in Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded its internship program designed to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation. The program will grow from one to 10 regions of the countr

July 26, 2010 - Industry News

ATD Calls For Stimulus Program to Help New Truck Sales

The American Truck Dealers division of the National Automotive Dealers Association is calling for the creation of a federal stimulus program to boost new truck sales and put cleaner, more fuel-efficient trucks on the road

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

New Bill Would Set National Freight Transportation Policy

The new bill would aim to reduce delays at international points of entry, make transit times along freight corridors more reliable, improve safety and reducing air pollution. (Photo courtesy of the Port of New York/New Jersey)

A trio of Democratic Senators introduced legislation that would give freight a seat at the national transportation policy table

July 22, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Passes Advanced Vehicle Technology Act

The Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee has passed a bill aimed at helping parts suppliers and vehicle manufacturers develop, implement and manufacture technology for more fuel efficient cars, trucks, and components

July 21, 2010 - Industry News

Parts Supplier Calls For More Intellectual Property Protection

During a hearing before the House Small Business Committee, a representative of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) called on Congress to ramp up intellectual property protection

July 20, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Applauds Derivatives Reforms in New Finance Law

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R) joined Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (L) at a press conference last week, following a final passage vote on Wall Street reform legislation.

The financial reform bill President Obama will sign today includes a provision that will lead to tougher regulation of derivatives trading, a move applauded by trucking interests that blame fuel price run-ups on excessive speculation in oil price futures

July 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Inches Lower; Crude Rises With Equities

Diesel prices have fallen 6.2 cents since last month. (Photo by Citgo)

The national average price of diesel didn't fall as sharply this week, slipping only 0.4 cents to $2.899 a gallon, in the fuel's fourth straight weekly declin

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July 16, 2010 - Industry News

EIA: Trucking A Small Part of Emissions Reductions Under APA

Changes in fossil fuel use in the transportation and industrial sectors and in buildings would account for a small amount of emissions reductions under the American Power Ac

July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Broker Groups Fight It Out Over New Senate Legislation

Brokers and freight forwarders are at odds with each other over the Senate's Motor Carrier Protection Act, which would beef up regulatory oversight of brokers if passed. The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), which is supportive of the bill, and the Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents (AIPBA), against the bill, are at the center of the debate. The two organizations held webinars this week, voicing their opinions and laying out some of the impact

July 14, 2010 - Industry News

New Greenhouse Opens For Research on Biofuels

The SGI-ExxonMobil algae biofuels program moves from a laboratory setting to a greenhouse, an environment that better reflects real-world conditions for algae production. (Photo by Business Wire)

Exxon Mobil Corporation and Synthetic Genomics have opened a new greenhouse facility dedicated to the research and testing of their algae biofuels program

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 13, 2010 - Industry News

Despite June Slip, Pulse of Commerce Still Strong

Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) by UCLA Anderson School of Management slipped 1.9 percent in June, coming off a 3.1 percent boost in Ma

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July 12, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Releases Proposed Standards For Renewable Fuel Standard Program

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its proposed 2011 percentage standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard program, know as RFS2

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

CBO: Climate Bill Would Cut U.S. Deficit By $19 Billion

The American Power Act would establish a hard price collar on carbon emissions credits that operators would have to purchase.

A report released by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation found that the American Power Act would reduce U.S. deficits by about $19 billion from 2011 to 202

July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Downward Trend

Diesel prices continued their downward trend this week, losing 2.1 cents in the fuel's third straight dro

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July 9, 2010 - Industry News

Hours of Service Proposal Heads to LaHood's Office

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration handed over its proposal for the new hours of service rules to the Department of Transportation for review late last month

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Lobbyist Group Abandons Efforts to Counter Distracted Driving Campaigns

During a press conference Wednesday, LaHood said the DOT would hold firm on its efforts to combat distracted driving. This was in response to the DRIVE Coalition's previous goals to lobby against such campaigns as LaHood's.

Plans by lobbyist firm the Seward Square Group to counter distracted driving campaigns have been abandone

July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Energy Outlook Forecasts Little Change in Diesel, Oil Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said it expects diesel to average $2.98 a gallon in 2010, relatively unchanged from last month's prediction, and $3.13 a gallon in 2011, a slight boost from the previous forecast of $3.11

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July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Massachusetts Moves One Step Closer With Right to Repair Bill

The Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act has passed in the state senate and moves on to the House of Representatives for a final vote

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Continue to Fall on Slower Economic Growth

After a one-week boost, diesel prices continue to fall for the second week in a row. (Photo by BP)

The national average price of diesel fell 3.2 cents this week in the fuel's second straight declin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

New York to Ramp Up Off-Hour Delivery Program

New York City is encouraging truck drivers to make deliveries at night, to avoid traffic congestion. (Photo by FedEx)

The New York City Department of Transportation has expanded a pilot program that encourages trucks to make off-hour deliveries, rather than peak-hour deliveries

July 6, 2010 - Industry News

Delaware Becomes 30th State to Outlaw Cell Phone Use While Driving

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed a new law banning drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving, making Delaware the 30th state to pass such a law

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