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March 26, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Act Gains Bipartisan Support in Senate

Proponents of the Right to Repair Act say it would allow independent repair shops to compete on a level playing field with other facilities. (Photo by Michelin)

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) introduced the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act Thursday

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Senate FAA Bill Does Not Give FedEx Employees Collective Bargaining Rights

The Senate's version of a $34.5 billion bill to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration does not give FedEx employees collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Ac

March 24, 2010 - Industry News

Garden State Extends Sleeper Berth Idling Exemption Until 2011

A New Jersey sleeper berth exemption for the idling of heavy-duty trucks that was originally scheduled to sunset on May 1, 2010, has been delayed for another year

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues Upward Trend; Oil Rises Alongside U.S. Stocks

After the House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill Sunday night, U.S. stocks starting climbing, sending crude oil prices up along with them.

Trucking fleets across the country felt the pinch for the fifth week in a row, as national diesel prices inched up 2.2 cents this week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 22, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Grants HOS Exemption for Fertilizer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a temporary waiver from the hours of service rules for transport of anhydrous ammonia during the planting season

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmakers Crack Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification

A Nebraska bill aimed at cracking down on trucking and construction companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors went through its first round of approvals Thursday

March 19, 2010 - Industry News

EOBR Rule Moves Closer to Publication

The final rule on electronic onboard recorders is on track for publication soon. The White House Office of Management and Budget finished its review of the rule and returned it to the Department of Transportation yesterday

March 18, 2010 - Industry News

Refrigerated Carrier Pays $23,000 in Fines to CARB

After a California Air Resources Board investigation showed that Smart Refrigerated Transport failed to properly inspect their diesel vehicles in 2008, CARB settled with Smart for $23,000 this month for diesel emissions violations

March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Congress Extends Highway Program Through 2010

The Senate yesterday passed a plan to extend the program to the end of the year and inject $19.5 billion of general revenues into the Highway Trust Fund to keep it solvent until next year

March 16, 2010 - Industry News

Jason Rivenburg's Widow Takes Cause for Truck Parking to Capitol Hill

In support of "Jason's Law," from left: Rep. Paul Tonko, Hope Rivenburg, Rep. Erik Paulsen, Melissa M. Rohan of OOIDA and Dave Osiecki of ATA. (Photo by Oliver B. Patton)

"These men and women, they need this law," said Hope Rivenburg yesterday at a Capitol Hill event promoting a bill to improve the parking situation for truck drivers. Rivenburg is the widow of driver Jason Rivenburg, who was murdere

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: EOBR Mandate a Must, But Issues Need to Be Addressed

In a statement, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said there should be a mandatory, universal requirement for electronic on-board recorders in Canada and all of North America

March 15, 2010 - Industry News

DOE Reports Diesel's Fourth Weekly Gain; Oil's Down on Low Energy Demand

Diesel prices gained 2 cents this week, in the fuel's fourth weekly hike in a row

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 11, 2010 - Industry News

Refinery Closures Mean Higher Prices For Diesel, Gas

(Photo courtesy of Pilot Travel Centers)

Diesel and gasoline companies are cutting back on production, a move that most likely will mean higher prices at the pum

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Modifies Security Plan For Hazmat

Fleets handling hazardous materials can rest a little easier with the PHMSA's modified requirements. (Photo by CVSA)

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the Department of Homeland Security has modified its current security plan requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by narrowing the list of materials subject to the requirements

March 9, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Predicted to Rise Slightly

The federal government's monthly energy outlook predicts crude oil prices will rise to over $80 a barrel this summer, and that diesel prices will average near $3 a gallon over the course of 2010

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Inch Up; Oil Hits Eight-Week High

The average price of diesel inched up this week in its third straight jump, landing at a national average of $2.90

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 4, 2010 - Industry News

House Passes 10-Month Extension of Highway Program

A new 10-month extension will give Congress time to work on a proper, long-term highway reauthorization program. (Photo courtesy of Michelin)

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill that will extend the current highway program until the end of the year and replenish the Highway Trust Fund with $19.5 billion from general revenues

March 3, 2010 - Industry News

ASTM Eyes New Biodiesel Grade For Cold Weather

ASTM International, a voluntary standards development organization, is considering ballots for changes to a biodiesel specification in response to isolated instances of filter clogging in cold weathe

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Senate Clears Resumption of Highway, Safety Funds

Last night the Senate voted 78 to 19 to resume federal funding for highways and safety after Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., agreed to remove his objection to a bill containing a short-term extension of the federal highway program

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

TET Adds Distributors, Endorsements For TerraCair DEF

Terra Environmental Technologies, a North American producer of diesel exhaust fluid, has added three new distributors to its network and received endorsements from three independent truckstops

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Funding Fight Means DOT Will Begin Furloughs Today

The Department of Transportation will furlough nearly 2,000 employees without pay today, due to a congressional conflict over funding. DOT said it will cease making reimbursements to states for highway construction and maintenance projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

States Set Off Alarms about Highway Funding Cut-Off; Safety at Risk

State departments of transportation are setting off emergency flares to get Congress's attention over yesterday's cut-off of federal highway and transit funds. "Last night the highway and transit programs in our country came to a screeching halt,

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Gain 2.9 Cents in Second Straight Jump

While diesel prices head up, oil prices have been unpredictable, rallying to above $80 a barrel and settling at $78.70 a barrel at the end of trading Monday. (Photo by Shell)

Diesel prices were up for the second week in a row, gaining 2.9 cents to a national average of $2.861 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Transportation Programs Facing Shutdown Due to Funding Conflict

It appears possible that major federal transportation programs will have to be temporarily shut down early next week, due to a congressional conflict over funding

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Committee Strikes Down Bill For Biodiesel Blend

A bill to institute a 5 percent biodiesel blend in Iowa was shot down by the Iowa House Ways and Means Committe

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