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August 19, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Pushes Back Hearing on Proposed Amendments; Workshops Added

The California Air Resources Board has postponed the hearing to consider the proposed amendments to the Tractor-Trailer (aerodynamics) Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Truck and Bus (engine) Regulation, and Drayage Truck (engine) Regulation until November 2010

August 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Urges PHMSA to Reconsider Proposed Hazmat Carrier Fitness Rules

PHMSA has been making changes to its change its special permits program for hazardous materials haulers. ATA provided its feedback recently.

In a testimony before the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations Vice President Rich Moskowitz told the agency that proposed standards for hazardous material carrier fitness were unacceptabl

August 17, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Pushes FMCSA on CSA 2010 Crash Accountability

FMCSA's CSA methodology changes did not include a new process for the agency to make crash accountability determinations before crashes are entered and used in the CSA 2010 safety measurement system. (Photo by Ohio State Highway Patrol)

While the American Trucking Associations has had a positive reaction to the changes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made to its CSA 2010 methodology, the group is still pushing the FMCSA to address the issue of crash accountability

August 16, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel's Down a Penny After Three Straight Increases

(Photo by Ryder)

The national average price of diesel slipped about a penny this week, following three consecutive increase

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August 16, 2010 - Industry News

A Fifth of Carriers at Risk of Intervention Under CSA 2010

One in five carriers are at risk of an intervention under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new methodology for calculating safety measures under CSA 2010, according to an analysis of safety performance by Rair Technologies

August 15, 2010 - Industry News

DOT to Post Changes in Drug Testing

The Department of Transportation plans to amend some of its rules covering drug and alcohol testing, and training requirements for Medical Review Officers

August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Non-Idaho Carriers See the Benefits of Idaho's Special Trailer Plate

The Idaho Transportation Department says one year after its launch, the North America Permanent Trailer Plate is being well received among non-Idaho customers

August 11, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Changes Look Promising, Carriers Say

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration appears to have made a good start at correcting shortcomings in its CSA 2010 Safety Measurement System, according to trucking companies that are testing the program. Preliminary reports from carriers in

August 10, 2010 - Industry News

Short-Term Energy Outlook Projects Fuel, Oil Price increases for 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy has raised its price projections for crude oil slightly, while diesel price projects remain virtually unchanged from last month. In its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, The DOE's Energy Information Administration projects that the West Texas Intermediate crude oil spot price, which ended July at more than $78 per barrel, will average $81 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2010

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August 9, 2010 - Industry News

Largest Diesel Price Hike in Four Months

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel jumped 6.3 cents this week to $2.991, with several regions reporting prices at $3 per gallon or higher. This is the highest the average price has been since late Ma

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August 6, 2010 - Industry News

New Clean Energy Bill Would Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Break

If passed, Kerry's bill would make the biodiesel tax credit retroactive for 2010. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

A new clean energy bill introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) would extend the excise tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel retroactively for 2010 and through 2012

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August 6, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Lab Receives Biodiesel Accreditation

The non-profit Iowa Central Fuel Testing Laboratory has earned an accreditation as a BQ-9000 laboratory, a voluntary biodiesel quality assurance program overseen by the independent National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission

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August 5, 2010 - Industry News

New Legislation Would Allow States to Raise Truck Weight Limits

Under the new bill, states can opt to allow six-axle trucks to carry up to 97,000 pounds.(Photo by Michelin)

New legislation introduced in the Senate would allow state Departments of Transportation to raise interstate weight limits to 97,000 pounds for trucks with six axles instead of five

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Will Open Next Phase of CSA 2010 on Aug. 16

One of the changes FMCSA will make is that severity weightings for some roadside inspection violations will be updated. (Photo by the Ohio State Highway Patrol)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will soon take the next step in its rollout of CSA 2010 by offering carriers a glimpse at where they stand in the pending Safety Measurement System

August 4, 2010 - Industry News

Congress Joins Fight Over Control of Port Truck Drivers

(Photo courtesy of the Port of Portland)

The fight over control of port truck drivers spilled out of the courtroom into Congress last week when Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., offered a bill that would give ports more authority over drayage operations. Under current law, states and local authorities such as ports are barred from regulating truck prices, routes or service. Nadler's Clean Ports Act would create an exemption to let these entities set requirement

August 3, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil Reaches Three-Month High

After Monday's boost in oil on manufacturing sector results, crude oil rose to its highest level in three months Tuesda

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August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise Nearly a Cent; Crude Looks Up

Diesel prices continued to gain traction this week, rising nearly a cent to a national average of $2.928 a gallo

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August 2, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Stalled in Massachusetts House

Following unanimous passage in the state Senate, the Massachusetts House of Representatives took no action on the Right to Repair bill

August 2, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Proposes New Rule For Explosives Transport

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to change rules governing safe havens for the transportation of certain explosives

July 30, 2010 - Industry News

EPA Denies Petitions Challenging Endangerment Finding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is standing by its claim that greenhouse gases threaten the public health and welfare of the American people and that emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Senator Submits Amendment to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) submitted a proposal Wednesday to amend H.R. 5297, or the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, by retroactively extending the biodiesel tax credit

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Suit Over California's Ammunition Shipping Restriction

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a joint lawsuit with The Calguns Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Folsom Shooting Club and two individual truckers, to challenge California's ban on interstate shipment of handgun ammunition to the state

July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Illinois Restores Truck Access Provision For Length

Effective immediately, trucks in Illinois up to 65 feet in length can access local roads to points of delivery or for food, fuel, rest and repai

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

CARB May Ease TRU Emission Standards For 2003 Engines

If the proposed amendments are passed, owners of 2003 model-year TRU engines would be in compliant using a Level 2 verified diesel emissions control system.

The California Air Resources Board may ease emission standards for model-year 2003 transport refrigeration units, set to take effect Dec. 31, 2010

July 28, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has released an updated version of its listing of state and local idling regulations, which can be accessed as a cab card or on the We

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