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September 21, 2010 - Industry News

Despite CSA 2010 Deadline, Relatively Few Carriers Have Checked Data

Many carriers seem to be waiting until the last minute to check their data under CSA 2010. (Photo by Jim Park)

A new era in truck safety enforcement is going to begin in December, but so far relatively few carriers have taken an active interest in what the new regime will mean to them

September 21, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Texting Ban for Hazmat Drivers

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off the 2010 national Distracted Driving Summit today with an announcement that he is initiating a new rulemaking to prohibit commercial truck drivers from texting while transporting hazardous materials

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up for Second Week

Diesel prices rose for the second week in a row, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 20, 2010 - Industry News

Illinois Task Force to Address GPS Use by Truckers

A new Illinois task force is looking at the issue of truckers straying off of truck-friendly routes when using consumer GPS routing systems

September 19, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Administration Asks to Make Truck Weight Increase Permanent

The Obama Administration has included a provision in the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution that formally asks Congress make permanent two pilot programs that give heavier, six-axle trucks full access to interstate highways in Maine and Vermont

September 16, 2010 - Industry News

Citgo Opens New Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Unit

Citgo Petroleum has completed the construction and start-up of a major processing unit to produce ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) at its Lemont, Ill., refinery

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

1099 Rule Change Stalled in Senate

Two amendments that would have addressed a provision in this healthcare reform legislation that would burden businesses with more tax paperwork failed to move forward in the Senate today

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Makes Technical Changes in Recorder Rule

Dart Transit is one carrier that has adopted electronic logs voluntarily.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made some technical changes in its new electronic onboard recorder rule in response to concerns raised by makers of electronic onboard recorders and trucking interests

September 13, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of diesel rose 1.2 cents over the past week, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 9, 2010 - Industry News

Fraudulent Medical Review Officer Sentenced

A man who acted as a Medical Review Officer on DOT-regulated drug tests without being a licensed physician has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, plus payment of restitution and community service

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

Group Offers Guide for Underground Tank Maintenance

The Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance, a partnership of public and private organizations created to facilitate the transition to ultra low sulfur diesel, has published a new guide for underground storage and tank maintenance

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 8, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Projects Slightly Lower Fuel, Oil Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy has revised its predictions for oil and fuel prices downward, reflecting expectations of slower economic growth

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September 7, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down Slightly

The national average price of a gallon of diesel was nearly unchanged from the previous week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Department of Energy

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September 2, 2010 - Industry News

Wright Express Signs Fleet Card Agreement With ConocoPhillips

Wright Express Corporation, a provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, has signed a five-year agreement to provide private label fleet card services for ConocoPhillips

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 1, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Step Up Roadside Inspections of Waste Haulers

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection and State Police have plans to step up inspections of waste haulers, with increased funding in the year ahead

August 31, 2010 - Industry News

Safety Advisors Suggest Reducing In-Cab Distractions

The safety committee recommended that the FMCSA take existing research as well as risks and benefits into account as it weighs the idea of prohibiting or limiting driver use of in-cab technologies while the truck is moving.

Distracted driving is best countered by a wide-ranging effort to instill a culture of safety among all drivers, but in trucking specifically it would be helpful to reduce in-cab distractions, says a committee of safety experts

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

Tags: Fuel and Oil

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

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