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November 23, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Continues to Fall, But Slowly

Diesel prices fall for the third straight week.

The average price of diesel fell slightly this week, landing at $2.78

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 18, 2009 - Industry News

Senators Seek 6-Month Extension of Highway Program

Without infrastructure reform, highways will become ever more congested. (Photo courtesy Michelin)

A group of senators have come together in support of a six-month extension of the current highway program, in preparation for passage of a new, multi-year program. Right now the highway program is operating under a short-term extensio

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Cap-and-Trade Bill Slows in Senate

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Jim Webb (D-VA) Monday introduced The Clean Energy Act of 2009, which abandons the cap-and-trade concept.

It appears unlikely that the Senate will complete work on its version of a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions this year, despite pressure from the international community for the U.S. to address the issue before a global warming summi

November 17, 2009 - Industry News

Pressure Grows to Prohibit Flammables in Tanker Wet Lines

The pressure is on in Washington to get flammable liquids out of the pipes beneath cargo tanks. These "wet lines" can carry up to 50 gallons of cargo. In a crash they occasionally rupture and spill their contents, sometimes to fatal effect. That happened last July in New Jersey, when a car struck a gasoline tanker, wedged beneath the tank and burned in the spill of 13 gallons of gas from the wet lines

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Still Hover Around $2.80; Crude Prices Climb

BP's Thunderhorse platform

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell about a penny over the past week, with Monday's numbers from the Department of Energy showing a national average of $2.79, down from last week's $2.801

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 16, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Responds to Truck Stopping Distance Petitions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration responded, in part, to petitions for reconsideration about the final rule for truck stopping distance requirements, which were published in July

November 13, 2009 - Industry News

New FMCSA Chief Faces Many Challenges

Anne Ferro starts work this week as the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, following her swearing-in late last week. She will oversee an agency dealing with an unprecedented number of critical trucking issues, including another revisit of hours of service rules -- rules she defended as president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

Rhode Island Becomes 19th to Outlaw Texting While Driving

Rhode Island's new texting ban goes into effect immediately.

Rhode Island has passed a law that prohibits texting on cell phones while driving, making Rhode Island the 19th state to enact such a la

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Ups Diesel Price Estimates

The Department of Energy has increased its estimates for diesel prices for the rest of 2009 and into 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 10, 2009 - Industry News

New Report Paints Alarming Picture of Our Energy Future

A new report released this week says we're headed for an energy crisis, unless we take practical steps to address energy issues, including increasing demand for oil, higher fuel prices, and diminishing oil supplie

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Valvoline, Tiwi Team Up for Fuel Savings

By teaming up with in-truck driver coaching aid Tiwi, Valvoline is offering fleets real fuel savings through its new Fuel Proof Guarantee program.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dip in Four Weeks

Diesel broke its four-week rise, falling 0.7 cents to $2.801 Monday, landing at the same price as Oct. 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

CTA Calls For More U.S.-Canada Coordination on Trucking Issues

The U.S. and Canadian governments should work more closely together on regulations aimed at improving competition in the trucking industry, make the highways safer and reduce trucking's environmental footprin

November 6, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Ferro as FMCSA Chief

The Senate yesterday confirmed Anne Ferro as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Administration. It also approved Cynthia Quarterman as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

November 5, 2009 - Industry News

ATA 'Perplexed' by DOT Deal on Hours of Service Rule

American Trucking Associations is "extremely perplexed" by the Department of Transportation's decision to reopen its truck driver hours of service rulemaking

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Fourth Weekly Rise

Diesel saw a slight jump this week of 0.7 cents, its fourth consecutive weekly gai

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Chicago Tightens Idling Regulations

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance modifying Illinois' 10-minute idle time limit to three minutes in the city for diesel-powered vehicle

October 30, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Gives Highway Authorization Six Weeks

Congress has extended the 2005 highway authorization (popularly known as SAFETEA-LU) to Dec. 18, reports the Journal of Commerce

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

New DOJ Rules on Medical Marijuana Don't Apply to Truckers

New Department of Justice guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that allow the use of medical marijuana do not trump the Department of Transportation's longstanding rules on the use of the drug by safety-sensitive transportation employee

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA: Behavior Changes Key to Fighting Distracted Driving

In a testimony to the House of Representatives on behalf of the American Trucking Associations, Randy Mullett stressed the importance of behavioral changes as key to combating distracted driving in the trucking industry

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

ATA's Windsor Takes Cap-and-Trade Issues to Senate

American Trucking Associations First Vice Chair Barbara Windsor took issues with the cap-and-trade proposal to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today, claiming the legislation would increase the price and volatility of diesel for the trucking industry

October 29, 2009 - Industry News

Alabama Blitz Finds More Crash-Causing Activity Among Passenger Vehicles

Alabama state troopers have distributed 12,288 tickets so far as part of its Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign, 95 percent of which went to drivers of passenger vehicle

October 28, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Modifies Chain Regulation

Under the Oregon Department of Transportation's recently modified chain regulation, tandem drive axle trucks are allowed to go without chains when signs are posted

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Committee Approves Ferro for FMCSA

Anne Ferro

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the nomination of Anne Ferro to be chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

October 27, 2009 - Industry News

Hours of Service Regulations Being Reviewed Again

The trucking industry's gearing up to go around one more time on hours of service regulations, following Tuesday's announcement from Public Citizen that the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration agreed to conduct a new rulemakin

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