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September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Debate Gets One-Month Reprieve

Congress has passed a bill that will temporarily fund government operations, including highway funding, for another month, just as the fiscal year came to a close Wednesday

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit Sets Stage for Reform

Sights like this may soon be a thing of the past. (Photo by Jim Park)

Conducting cell phone business while driving is destined to go the same way as driving without a seat belt and getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. There's a lot of talking still to be done, details worked out

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Use of Biofuels Expected to Grow By 2015

Global use of biofuels should more than double by 2015, with U.S. biofuel use expected to grow by more than 35 percen

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September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue on Downward Trend

The average price of diesel continued its downward trend for the fourth week in a row, slipping 2.1 cent

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September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Underground Tank Regulations Don't Apply to DEF

Diesel exhaust fluid stored in underground storage tanks is not covered by Underground Storage Tanks regulation

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Outside Shops Demand 'Right To Repair,' But That's Not Fair to Dealers, One Says

The "right to repair" one's vehicle wherever one chooses isn't in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, but many people in the maintenance and parts business believe it almost should be. Original-equipment dealers don't agree and have some real-money reasons why certain servicing information should remain proprietary. The issue has a lengthy history, and now there's legislation pending in Congress that would give independent shops what they want

September 27, 2009 - Industry News

Court Ruling Supports Owner-Operator Status

A court ruling last week boosted the case of trucking companies who use owner-operators/independent contractors at California ports. A civil action filed in Superior Court by the California attorney general against Pac Anchor Transportation and truck owner

September 25, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Mandates Greenhouse Gas Reporting by Manufacturers

In an effort to find out where greenhouse gas emissions are coming from, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule, requiring large emitters of heat-trapping emissions, including manufacturers heavy-duty trucks and engines, to report emissions data annuall

September 24, 2009 - Industry News

House Votes to Extend Highway Spending for Three Months

The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a bill that would extend current federal highway spending programs for three months

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Missouri Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Crash-related Deaths

An Associated Wholesale Grocers driver from Missouri pleaded not guilty Wednesday to accusations that he is at fault for the 10 deaths that occurred in a June 26 cras

September 23, 2009 - Industry News

Resolution to Cross-border Trucking Dispute On Hold

Roy Kienitz, the Department of Transportation's undersecretary for policy, does not expect the Obama administration to move on resolving the cross-border trucking issue this year, according to an article in Inside U.S. Trade

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

New Federal Initiative Focuses on Women in Transportation Field

Through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation and Spelman College, a new program has been developed to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, engineering and technology and help women in the field achieve their goal

September 21, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Third Consecutive Fall

The average price of diesel fell 1.2 cents to $2.622 this week, the third consecutive weekly declin

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September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Volvo to Test BioDME as Potential Vehicle Fuel

Volvo Trucks plans to conduct field tests involving BioDME, a biofuel that generates low carbon dioxide emissions, to assess the potential of dimethyl ether as a vehicle fue

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September 18, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Rolls Out CSA 2010 Web Site

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has rolled out a new web site to provide information about the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010

September 18, 2009 - Industry News

Transport Funding Measure Contains Weight Increase for Maine

The Senate late last week passed a bill containing a proposal by Sen. Susan Collins to allow 100,000 pound, six-axle trucks on Maine's I-95 in a one-year pilot program

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Ferro Confirmation Hearing Set

The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Sept. 23 on President Obama's nomination of Anne Ferro, president and CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Association, to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

House Passes Green Vehicle Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would promote research and development for more fuel efficient light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Deadline for Comments on State Registration Fees

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is giving an additional 10 days for comments on its proposal to increase state registration fees for carriers starting next year, under the Unified Carrier Registration Plan

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Chamber of Commerce: Inaction on Cross-border Trucking Costs Jobs

A new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce points to the U.S. refusal to allow cross-border trucking with Mexico as one of the things costing American job

September 16, 2009 - Industry News

Could EPA Proposal Mean Trouble for Navistar 15-Liter Strategy?

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UPDATED 9/29/09 -- A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency could throw a monkey wrench into Navistar's plans to buy enough pre-2010-emissions 15-liter engines from other engine makers to get it through until its own 15-liter, 2010-certified engines are ready

September 15, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot's First DEF Pump Now Operational

Pilot Travel Centers began operating its diesel exhaust fluid fuel island pump in Brooks, Ore., in preparation to serve vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction technolog

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September 14, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down For Second Week in a Row

Diesel prices are down for the second week in a row, slipping 1.3 cents this wee

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September 13, 2009 - Industry News

Pilot Program for Heavier Trucks Praised, Attacked

A federal proposal to allow a pilot program testing heavier tractor-trailers drew both praise and fire Friday

September 11, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Minnesota Troopers Had No Authority Over Interstate Truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has broadened a lawsuit challenging Minnesota's controversial truck driver fatigue checklist, and now says the Minnesota State Patrol had no authority to issue citations to drivers of interstate motor carriers prior to Aug. 1

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