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January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Dominates HOS Discussion in Los Angeles Listening Session

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration held its third listening session Monday in El Segundo, Calif., to further discuss how to revise the hours of service rule.

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Bans Texting by Truckers; Penalties up to $2,750

The U.S. Department of Transportation this morning announced a ban on texting or the use of handheld cell phones by drivers of commercial vehicles, effective immediately, with violators subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750

January 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Will Ban Texting While Driving

The Department of Transportation is going to ban truck and bus drivers from texting on handheld devices while driving

January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon Takes Weight Enforcement to the Next Level

During a one-day enforcement event of truck size and weight laws on Jan. 14, Oregon Department of Transportation's Motor Carrier Transportation Division and Portland Police Bureau weighed more than 200 trucks

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Reiterates Enforcement of Airborne Toxic Control Measure

Refrigerated carriers in California should be compliant with the Transport Refrigeration Unit Airborne Toxic Control Measure, unless they want a citation from CARB inspectors.

The California Air Resources Board has began enforcing its Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) in-use performance standards earlier this month, contrary to rumors that the measure is on hold

January 20, 2010 - Industry News

ATRI Releases Updated List of Idling Regulations

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 web

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Commences Hours of Service Review with First of Four Listening Sessions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched its review of the hours of service rule with a listening session in Washington, D.C., yesterday, the first of four it plans to hold around the country this month

January 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Slip After a Three-week Hike; Oil Rises With Stocks

Diesel prices were down for the first time in three weeks.

After gaining 15.3 cents in three straight weeks, diesel prices dropped 0.9 cents this week, landing at a national average of $2.87 a gallo

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January 19, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Answers on Supporting Document Regulation

The American Trucking Associations has filed a lawsuit asking the court to compel the Department of Transportation to issue supporting documents regulation on hours of service

January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Washington Grants Motor Carriers Full Tax Credit on Fuel

In a notice dated Dec. 17, 2009, the Washington State Department of Licensing announced a change in policy, granting motor carriers a full tax credit on fuel purchased at all tribal and non-tribal fueling stations in the state

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 14, 2010 - Industry News

New Jersey Phasing Out Sleeper Berth Idling

Starting May 1, 2010, drivers of diesel-powered vehicles in New Jersey will no longer be exempt from the Department of Environmental Protection's anti-idling regulation

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

Effort to Improve International Trucking at an Impasse

Commercial vehicles at the primary inspection line in Canada. (Photo courtesy of the Canada Border Services Agency)

U.S. and Canadian trucking interests have for a couple of years been trying to get U.S. Customs and Border Protection to loosen its restrictions on the movement of empty international trailers, but with no success so far

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

New CARB Mandate Takes Effect This Month

SmartWay-certified trailers with side skirts and low-rolling-resistance tires should meet the CARB rules. These tires are wide-base singles, but some standard-size duals also qualify. (Photo from Great Dane Trailers)

A new rule requiring heavy-duty trucks and trailers in California to have low-rolling resistance tires and approved aerodynamic devices goes into effect this month

January 13, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Schedules Fourth HOS Listening Session in Iowa

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled its fourth listening session on the truck driver hours of service rulemaking in a location near truck parking

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel to Reach Nearly $3 in 2010; Oil to Stay Around $80

Looking into 2010, the EIA projects oil and fuel prices to see a boost all around.

In the January edition of its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week, the DOE's Energy Information Administration said it expects diesel prices to average $2.98 per gallon in 2010 and $3.14 in 201

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Group Formed to Combat Distracted Driving

FocusDriven aims to not only combat distracted driving, but also to provide support for victims of distracted driving and expand its mission to include education and the evaluation of new technologies. (Photo by Jim Park)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the creation of FocusDriven, a national nonprofit organization aimed at raising awareness and combating distracted driving

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

Minnesota Suspends Biodiesel Requirement Through March

The state of Minnesota will not be enforcing its 5 percent biodiesel requirement starting Jan. 15 due to the freezing weather

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Jump For Third Week in a Row

This week, diesel gained just as much as it lost in the eight weeks before the holidays.

Diesel rose 8.2 cents this week, a jump equal to that of the fuel's decline between Nov. 2 and Dec. 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 11, 2010 - Industry News

LaHood Points to Flaws in AP Story on Creation of Construction Jobs

According to LaHood, highway and road construction jobs account for about 258,000 out of 132 million jobs nationwide.

In response to an Associated Press story claiming the government's $20 billion infusion into roads and bridges did not result in any significant change in employment rates, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the AP missed the mar

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Oil Trades at Highest Level in Over a Year

Benchmark crude hasn't been this high since Oct. 9, 2008.

In trading Wednesday, the price of crude oil reached its highest level in over a year, as cold winter weather propped up the pric

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Schedules Listening Sessions on HOS Rule

The FMCSA is reviewing the current HOS rule for the third time. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold four listening sessions this month to hear comments on the truck driver hours of service rulemakin

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Starts New Year Up 6.5 Cents

The price of oil is up, and is expected to climb even higher with decreased supplies.

The start of the new year kicked off with diesel prices rising for the second week in a row, gaining 6.5 cents to a national average of $2.79

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 4, 2010 - Industry News

Expiration of Biodiesel Credit Leaves Producers and Retailers Uncertain

A B20 biodiesel and E85 pump in Alabama along I-65.

The biodiesel tax credit expired at the end of last week, leaving biodiesel producers and truckstops in uncertainty over what the next few months may hold, and truckers concerned about possible price increases

Tags: Fuel and Oil

January 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Trucking Regulations in Effect in Illinois

Several new laws affecting trucking operators in Illinois took effect Jan. 1, including uniform 80,000-pound truck access, a uniform speed limit, and a texting while driving ban

January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Wisconsin Making CDL Changes to Meet Federal Regulations

Wisconsin is making several changes to its commercial driver license program, after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found a number of discrepancies between Wisconsin statutes and federal regulations

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