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May 27, 2009 - Industry News

SBA Determined to Share ARC Wealth

The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced a 100-percent guarantee program for America's Recovery Capital loans, available to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need temporary relief

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Info Systems Program Needs More Time, GAO Says

A weak link in the national truck safety program is the inability of one state to check the status of a trucking company in another state. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a long-term project to close this ga

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Limit Spread of Tolling On National Highway System

The "Freedom from Tolls Act," introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), would limit the spread of tolling on federal highways

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Gas, Oil Prices all up this Week

Diesel prices rose for the third week in a row, up 4.3 cents to a national average of $2.274, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

Senators Introduce Drug Testing Bill for Truck Drivers, ATA Rallies Behind it

New legislation introduced in the Senate will help close loopholes that allow drug and alcohol users to slip by trucking companies' driver hiring checks

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Nominee Hurley Withdraws

President Obama's choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Charles Hurley, has withdrawn his name

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Legislature Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill to allow a uniform 65-mph speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois now rests in the hands of the governor

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Up

Diesel fuel prices are up slightly from last week, to $2.231 national average, but that's less than half where they were a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Gets a Boost in Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act garnered further support in Congress this week with the addition of Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Corrine Brown (D-FL) and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) as co-sponsors

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Improvement of Hazardous Material Regulations

Congress should eliminate redundant rules and ensure uniformity across jurisdictions in the regulation of transportation of hazardous materials, Con-way Freight Vice President of Safety Robert Petrancosta told a House committee last week

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Files Lawsuit Against Fatigue Enforcement

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit challenging a Minnesota State Patrol's arbitrary enforcement program used to declare truck drivers fatigued and place them out of service

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

More Congressional Support for "Right to Repair"

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) gained two more co-sponsors last week

May 13, 2009 - Industry News

Biodiesel Supplier Opens Hub At Port Of Milwaukee

Innovation Fuels, a New York-based renewable energy company, has begun selling biodiesel to customers from its Midwestern fuels hub at the Port of Milwaukee, Wis., on Lake Michigan

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 12, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Up $2.221, But Now Lower Than Gasoline

The average U.S. pump price for on-highway diesel climbed 3.1 cents to $2.216 per gallon in the past week, according to the federal Department of Energy's weekly fuel price report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 7, 2009 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Rise Again

Crude oil prices continued to rise Thursday, closing trading at $56.71 on the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising to over $58 a barrel earlier in the day

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May 6, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Prices Rise on Crude Stockpile Report

Oil prices jumped to their highest level so far this year Wednesday, settling at $56.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange

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May 6, 2009 - Industry News

'Jason's Law' Introduced in Senate

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced companion legislation in the Senate to a bill in the House that would implement a pilot program to address shortages in safe parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System

May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Biofuels Initiatives

President Obama Tuesday announced steps to increase the use of biofuels -- but traditional soy-based diesel would be limited in an EPA proposal

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 4, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall Below $2.20

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell to $2.185, below $2.20 for the first time since they spiked in late March

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May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Supplier Industry Executives Bring Messages to Washington

"Card check" legislation and a newly re-introduced bill offering tax incentives for safety technology were two key issues for heavy-duty suppliers attending the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association annual Legislative Summit last week

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Proposal Would Double Registration Fee

The Florida Trucking Association reports that legislation in that state would double state registration fees on heavy vehicles, making Florida truck fees some of the highest in the country

April 30, 2009 - Industry News

Minnesota Moves to 5 Percent Biodiesel

Minnesota is the first state to require that diesel fuel contain a 5 percent blend of biodiesel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Fall

The average price of diesel fuel fell 2 cents this week to $2.201, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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April 26, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Technology Tax Credit Bill Introduced

Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) last week re-introduced the Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2009 (H.R. 2024

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Proposed Settlement Would See Costco Address 'Hot Fuel' Issue

To settle a lawsuit, Costco has agreed to change pumps in the hottest regions of the country so they compensate for the fact that fuel at higher temperatures offers consumers less energy for their dollar

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