September 28, 2005 - Industry News
In the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, Texas has delayed by 30 days the implementation dates of its new boutique diesel fuel.
September 23, 2005 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves Friday requested that governors across the United States implement and extend emergency trucking regulations instituted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrin
September 22, 2005 - Industry News
Mobile air traffic control equipment, technical personnel, trucks, buses, airplanes and ocean-going vessels are now in place to support the massive federal, state and local effort to prepare for Hurricane Rita,
September 16, 2005 - Industry News
The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will extend the penalty relief when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.
September 9, 2005 - Industry News
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to deliver pre-sorted relief supplies from Jackson, Miss., to damaged coastal areas from a 17-door staging area/warehouse.
The American Trucking Associations has called upon Congress to address the skyrocketing price of fuel as part of ongoing efforts to limit the negative effects of fuel prices on the trucking industry, and ultimately, the national economy.
September 6, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations and its President and CEO Bill Graves Tuesday asked Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman to direct the Energy Information Administration to report fuel prices semi-weekly until fuel price volatility eases.
The Department of Transportation is coordinating a massive operation involving airplanes, buses, commercial trucks and ships designed to get supplies and personnel into affected regions and evacuate citizens out of New Orleans.
August 31, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President and CEO Bill Graves applauded President Bush’s decision to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure a steady supply of oil to the United States as well as help refineries badly crippled by Hurricane Katrina
August 30, 2005 - Industry News
Federal transportation officials have joined New York City metropolitan area traffic safety officials to kick off the largest ever “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement crackdown.
August 19, 2005 - Industry News
In a statement issued shortly after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its new Hours of Service ruling on Friday, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves was generally supportive of the rule
The proposed Hours of Service rule for truck drivers issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a major setback for highway safety, increasing the potential for deadly accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Friday issued an Hours of Service rule that spells out the length of time commercial drivers can operate trucks before they are required to take a break.
Diesel fuel prices have hit an all-time high in California, topping San Francisco off at $3.15 per gallon.
August 16, 2005 - Industry News
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has signed legislation increasing the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 to 70 mph.
August 10, 2005 - Industry News
It took 11 extensions of the old law and almost two years of haggling, but Congress passed a $286.45 billion highway reauthorization bill Wednesday, increasing road and safety funding by 30% over the current program.
August 9, 2005 - Industry News
California-based Iteris Inc. said a bill has been introduced in Congress that provides financial incentives to buyers of commercial trucks and passenger cars who purchase safety-oriented advanced technology devices such as Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
August 8, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. on Monday said the just-passed energy bill will ease the industry’s financial burden of buying and modernizing equipment to reduce emissions
August 4, 2005 - Industry News
Global Access Marketing has introduced a refurbished web site where firms in the transportation industry can receive assistance in obtaining a government contract number, the essential first step toward becoming a vendor for government projects
August 2, 2005 - Industry News
The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, an affiliate of the American Trucking Assns., praised the passage of the highway reauthorization legislation that makes the agricultural exemption to the federal hours of service for truck drivers permanent
August 1, 2005 - Industry News
Transportation legislation passed last week in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, contains an important provision that will help end discrimination against people with diabetes who seek employment as commercial drivers.
Finding a qualified medical professional to perform DOT medical exams just got easier. The National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners has launched the first national online registry of NADME certified DOT medical examiners
July 29, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President Bill Graves said the six-year, $286.4 billion highway spending bill approved by Congress late last week addresses a host of the trucking industry’s critical needs.
July 14, 2005 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced Thursday that Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D., will be leaving his post as administrator of the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to become the Department of Homeland Security’s new chief medical officer
July 4, 2005 - Industry News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta on Friday announced the appointment of Suzanne M. Te Beau to be the chief counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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