August 19, 2005 - Industry News
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
June 30, 2005 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a new web site at www.protectyourmove.gov
June 27, 2005 - Industry News
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued a reminder to truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that the installment option for paying the federal highway use tax will no longer be available
June 9, 2005 - Industry News
In its June 9 newsletter to members, the American Trucking Assns. reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
June 6, 2005 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced it will reject petitions by California, New York and Connecticut to waive the oxygen content requirement for reformulated gasoline
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced a new in-use testing program for diesel truck and bus emissions
June 2, 2005 - Industry News
The Truck Rental and Leasing Assn., or TRALA, has sponsored an amendment to exempt truck lessors from liability for diesel engine idling violations committed by customer
May 31, 2005 - Industry News
Last week, the House and the Senate authorized a 30-day extension of the existing Federal Highway bill that was scheduled to expire earlier this week
Aon Corp. a provider of risk management and insurance services has jumped into the public debate on the value of new federal rules that require hazmat drivers to be fingerprinte
May 25, 2005 - Industry News
MEMA, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn., in a news release this week praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of H.R. 3
May 19, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to consider creating a single national diesel fuel standar
May 17, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations said in a BlastFax to members yesterday that the U.S. Senate has passed a $295 billion highway bill, by a vote of 89 to 1
May 15, 2005 - Industry News
According to the American Trucking Associations and a number of news services, the U.S. Senate is moving toward approval of a $295 billion highway bil
May 11, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., has sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urging it to publish an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemakin
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