October 30, 2002 - Industry News
The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA) has reached an apparent agreement with the New Jersey Division of Taxation to include private fleet transportation from the definition of "commercial freight"
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the Department of Transportation would soon issue final regulations to allow Mexican motor carriers access to U.S. markets
October 23, 2002 - Industry News
Caterpillar is again seeking court intervention in its dispute with rival heavy duty diesel engine maker Cummins over the technology behind an EPA-approved clean engine line
October 21, 2002 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released the results of its 2001 Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey, which measures the percentage of CDL holders who tested positive for controlled substances.
October 17, 2002 - Industry News
Three transportation and trucking groups have joined in support of a draft legislative proposal that would eliminate the current Single State Registration System (SSRS) and replace it with a new system called Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)
October 14, 2002 - Industry News
Tractor-trailer drivers faced with having to pay sales taxes on their rigs are working to generate public support for an end to a policy that some say could cost them their livelihoods
October 11, 2002 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered a number of recommendations to resolve the container congestion and traffic jams currently plaguing West Coast ports
October 8, 2002 - Industry News
Hazardous materials carriers who want to submit comments regarding proposed security measures can now request confidential treatment
October 7, 2002 - Industry News
As of November 4, drivers of vehicles carrying hazardous materials will no longer be required to stop periodically to check their tires
October 3, 2002 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has initiated a new electronic, consumer-friendly process that allows interstate motor carriers applying on-line to receive their individual USDOT number instantly
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has announced the release of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), a database and analytical tool to help improve planning, operations and decision-making to better manage freight movement across the country
October 2, 2002 - Industry News
It's what many call the "lottery mentality." Huge monetary awards handed out by sympathetic juries hoping to ease a family's anguish, punish big business for careless mistakes, or simply stand up for the perceived underdog by redistributing some wealth
October 1, 2002 - Industry News
California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that may reduce wait times for truckers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, which is currently closed due to a labor dispute
September 30, 2002 - Industry News
The Environmental Protection Agency has given approval for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's VED12 diesel engine after today's emissions-control deadline, according to Volvo Trucks North America Inc.
September 27, 2002 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards
Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets
September 25, 2002 - Industry News
Paying fuel taxes in Idaho just got easier.
September 23, 2002 - Industry News
Forecasting the cost of government next year is, more than ever, a game of Blind Man's Bluff. The elements of the formula are easy enough -- taxes, fees, regulatory compliance, pending legislation, and so on
September 17, 2002 - Industry News
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has asked EPA for permission to replace the 55-mph speed limit on Houston area highways with limits of 60 mph and 65 mph for all vehicles
September 10, 2002 - Industry News
Congress needs to pay more attention to the nation’s highway infrastructure and improving the productivity of the trucking industry, including the possibility of truck-only highways that would accommodate longer, heavier trucks.
That was the message of Michael Wickham, Roadway chairman and CEO
September 9, 2002 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation is testing high-tech ways to protect hazardous materials loads from being hijacked by terrorists
September 6, 2002 - Industry News
Even as its future looks to be more and more in jeopardy, the Bush Administration’s TIPS anti-terrorism program is being backed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn
September 5, 2002 - Industry News
U.S. Rep. Tom Petri wants the government to look into the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeStat system
September 4, 2002 - Industry News
Diesel exhaust probably causes lung cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a controversial report that’s just been released
Starting Sept. 27, vehicles caught providing interstate for-hire services without proper federal authority could be ordered off the road
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