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August 27, 2009 - Industry News

Brenntag Completes DEF Sales Certification Program

Brenntag North America, a chemical distribution company, recently held a three-week diesel exhaust fluid sales certification program for 10 participants

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Mulls Safety Exam for New Entrants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, requesting comments from the industry on whether the agency should require new carrier applicants to pass a safety examinatio

August 26, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Passes Anti-Indemnification Law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed an anti-indemnification bill into law Tuesday night, which protects motor carriers against shipper contracts that hold carriers accountable for the shipper's negligenc

August 24, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Reaches Highest Price This Year

Diesel prices increased another 1.6 cents this week, reaching a year-to-date average high of $2.66

Tags: Fuel and Oil

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

New Mexico's Underreporting Penalties in Effect

The New Mexico legislature enacted a new law that penalizes commercial vehicle drivers for failing to report either miles traveled on the state's roads or vehicle weights on a weight-distance tax retur

August 21, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Selects Lawyer as Administrator of PHMSA

President Barack Obama said he intends to name Cynthia Quarterman as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the Department of Transportatio

August 17, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Slightly

Diesel prices saw a slight increase this week, jumping 2.7 cents to $2.652, the fuel's fourth consecutive weekly boos

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August 11, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Expects Boost in Diesel Price for '10, No Change in '09

The U.S. Department of Energy predicts this year's average diesel price will settle at $2.46 a gallon, the same as last month's forecast, but its forecast for 2010 is up 5 cents from last month, to $2.84

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August 11, 2009 - Industry News

Report Warns Against Dependency on Oil

Rising gas prices coupled with the economic downturn have magnified the issues associated with consumers' dependence on oil, according to new research by the Natural Resources Defense Counci

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August 10, 2009 - Industry News

CDL Reporting System Needs Improvement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in a report card on its long-term effort to improve the commercial driver license program, says there still is work to be done to improve the timeliness of reporting and data security

August 10, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Gains 7.5 Cents This Week

Across the U.S. this week, diesel prices averaged $2.625, a 7.5-cent jump from last wee

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August 6, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Transparency and Speculation Limits

The American Trucking Associations called on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to increase transparency in energy markets and restrict speculation by establishing aggregate position limit

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August 4, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon B2 Requirement Effective Wednesday

Oregon will start enforcing a 2 percent biodiesel requirement today, making it the third state mandating the fue

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August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Speculation Blamed for Petroleum Run-up

Speculation in the petroleum futures market was a major contributor to the rise in oil prices during 2008, according to Gary Gensler, chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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August 3, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Up 2.2 Cents This Week

The price of diesel inched up 2.2 cents per gallon this week, the second consecutive weekly increas

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August 3, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: Highway Trust Fund Not All Spend on Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation allocated $78 billion in Highway Trust Fund money toward purposes other than construction and maintenance of highways and bridges during the fiscal years 2004 through 2008

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Congress Votes to Give Highway Trust Fund $7 Billion Boost

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives voted this week to shore up the Highway Trust Fund with a $7 billion boost, to complete highway construction projects planned for the rest of the 2009 fiscal year

July 31, 2009 - Industry News

Lawmakers Take Action Against Texting Following Virginia Tech Study

In response to a recent study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute that highlights the dangers of texting while driving, lawmakers have rolled out new legislation that would ban texting on a cell phone or other device while driving. A new federal bill, known as the Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Ac

July 30, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Tax Credits for Idle Reduction Devices

The American Trucking Associations voiced its support of H.R. 3383, which gives tax credits for the purchase of idling reduction systems for diesel-powered on-highway vehicles

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

DOT Drug Testing Rules Back Into Effect Aug. 31

The Department of Transportation passed a final rule, reinstating the requirements for observation collection of urine samples for all return-to-duty and follow-up drug tests, effective August 31

July 28, 2009 - Industry News

Deferred Prosecution Means a Conviction for Washington CDL Holders

Under new legislation already in effect, Commercial Driver License holders in Washington State who enter a DUI deferred prosecution program will have a conviction on their hands

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Back Up After Month-long Fall

Average national diesel prices were up 3.2 cents this week, the first jump since June 22, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

New Texas Laws Affecting Truckers Effective Sept. 1

The Texas Motor Transportation Association reports that the state's recent 81st Legislative Session resulted in a number of laws affecting the trucking industry

July 27, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Hersman as NTSB Chairman

Deborah Hersman was confirmed by the Senate as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board Friday

July 24, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Posts Brake Rule

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finished work on its long-awaited rule requiring shorter stopping distances for air-braked heavy trucks

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