Fuel Smarts

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March 8, 2006 - Industry News

House OKs Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has applauded passage this week by the House of Representatives of the “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act.”

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Battles California Regs on Reefer Tractor-Trailers

The American Trucking Associations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the California Air Resources Board (ARB) from implementing performance standards for engines used to cool refrigerated tractor-trailer

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

Advocates, Teamsters Go to Court Over HOS

Five organizations told a court on Monday that the federal government’s rule detailing how many hours truckers may drive before taking a break is flawed and should be changed to help reduce fatigue-related crashes

February 23, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues Automatic Slack Adjuster Safety Recommendation

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding automatic slack adjusters

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Idle-Reduction Tax Act of 2006

The American Trucking Associations announced Tuesday that it endorses the proposed tax credit for purchasing idling reduction equipment for commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. House of Representative

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues 11 Air Brake Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board adopted a final report Tuesday of a runaway truck accident in Pennsylvania that has shown the consequences of improper maintenance on automatic slack adjusters for air brake systems.

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds House OK of Pension Protection Law

The American Trucking Associations has hailed House passage of comprehensive pension-reform legislation designed to improve the solvency of single, multi-employer and so-called hybrid pension plans.

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

NHTSA’s Proposed Stopping Rule Changes Imminent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to publish proposed revisions to its current air brake regulations, but those rules will most likely be less sweeping than some industry people expected

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

AFTC Testifies in Senate on Ag Transport, Energy Issues

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Flexibility in Passport Requirement for Drivers

Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Initiatives

The head of the nation’s largest trucking group today asked the governors of 25 states to push for adoption of primary safety belt laws in their respective states.

November 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed by House Leaders’ Decision on Arctic Oil Drilling

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, announced the trucking industry’s disappointment that House leaders this week stripped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas drilling

November 1, 2005 - Industry News

ATA To Congress: TSA’s Hazmat Background Checks Hurt Trucking

The five-month-old hazardous materials truck driver background check implemented by the Transportation Security Administration as part of the Patriot Act is hurting the trucking industry by imposing higher operating costs and deterring drivers from obtaining “hazmat”

October 28, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Chief: Open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Energy

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves held a news conference on Capitol Hill Friday, highlighting what he termed the importance of opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

October 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Board Endorses Energy Resolution in Boston

The American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors Tuesday unanimously endorsed an energy resolution outlining the organization's efforts to combat escalating fuel prices and help shape a comprehensive national energy plan.

October 11, 2005 - Industry News

SBA, GSA Offer Info on Hurricane Rebuilding Contracts

Small business owners will have increased opportunities to participate in federal prime and sub-contracting rebuilding efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

October 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Expansion of Oil Drilling Along U.S. Coastline

The American Trucking Associations Monday requested that the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior expand the area where companies can drill for oil and natural gas along the U.S. coastline

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

I-10 Bridges at Lake Charles, Pascagoula to Open This Week

Road crews are working in Texas and Louisiana to clear downed trees and power lines off bridges and roads, and two I-10 bridges should open within days, said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds California’s Trucking Fairness Legislation

The American Trucking Associations and its Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference applauded new trucking fairness legislation recently signed into law in by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Millions Available to Georgia if it Strengthens Seat Belt Law

Georgia is eligible for a $20,698,353 grant if it strengthens its seat belt law to allow law enforcement officers to stop and issue citations to pick-up trucks occupant

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Rule Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

The new hours of service rule goes into effect this Saturday, Oct.

September 28, 2005 - Industry News

Texas Delays Start of Low-Emission Diesel Program

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

ATA Urges Extension of Emergency Trucking Regs for Hurricane Relief

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

DOT Outlines Equipment, Vehicle Plans for Rita

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

IRS Extends Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief Due to Hurricane Katrina

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.

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