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March 31, 2009 - Industry News

Bill in House Would Address Truck Weights

A bill that would allow states to authorize an increase in their weight limits on Interstate highways was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday.

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise, Crude Falls

The average price of diesel fuel nationwide jumped 13.1 cents last week, according to Monday's report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum to Host Free Webinar

The Diesel Technology Forum announced it will host a free webinar on April 9 on "Diesel Fuel: Production, Demand and Prices.

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March 26, 2009 - Industry News

California State Treasurer Announces Partnership to Help Diesel Trucks Reduce Emissions

California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced his office will team with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on a $48 million loan guarantee program to help California truckers comply with new diesel emissions regulations

March 23, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Head Back Up

After falling nearly every week since they peaked last July, diesel prices this week took a hike back upward, with the national average price of a gallon jumping 7.3 cents to $2.09

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March 23, 2009 - Industry News

Suncor, Petro-Canada to Merge

Lower crude oil prices have made oil sand mining, like this Suncor operation, less profitable.

Two of Canada's biggest oil companies announced they plan to merge: Suncor Energy and Petro-Canada. The new entity will operate under the Suncor name, but will keep the Petro-Canada brand name for refined products

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March 16, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Drop, Despite Higher Crude Prices

Diesel prices continue to fall, and have dropped below the $2-mark in many areas of the country, even as crude oil prices are now up closer to the $50 a barrel mark

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March 16, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Says Expect Stopping Distance Rule in May

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now estimates it will publish its final rule on reduced stopping distances on May 22

March 15, 2009 - Industry News

Mid-West Trucker's Assn. Tackles Illinois Tollway Glitches

The Mid-West Trucker's Association reported that In recent weeks they received numerous calls from members complaining that they have received fine notices from the Illinois Tollway for missed tolls

March 13, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets Earn Rebates for Fuel Purchases

Multi Service Corporation announces the launch of the company's new fuel card program for over-the-road fleets

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March 13, 2009 - Industry News

Innovation Fuels to Showcase Integrated Biorefinery

Innovation Fuels, the renewable energy company that manufactures, markets, and distributes second-generation biodiesel to customers around the world, has launched an initiative to create the country's first integrated biorefinery

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March 11, 2009 - Industry News

Alabama Passes Steel Coil Hauling Legislation

Legislation expected to be signed by Alabama's governor will stiffen fines for truckers found hauling improperly secured steel coils in the state

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposed Rule Extends External ABS Lamp Requirement

On March 3 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking extending by 18 months a requirement that trailers with antilock brake systems be equipped with an external antilock malfunction indicator lamp.

March 8, 2009 - Industry News

ExxonMobil to Invest at Record Levels to Meet Future Energy Demand

ExxonMobil Friday announced plans to invest at record levels -- between $25 billion and $30 billion annually over the next five years -- to meet expected long-term growth in world energy demand

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March 2, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue to Fall

Diesel fuel prices continue their slide downward to the $2 mark, with a gallon of diesel averaging $2.087 nationwide according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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February 27, 2009 - Industry News

LaHood Speaks to ATA Board on Safety, Regulations, Infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke last week to the American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors, focusing largely on safety issues, but also touching on the economy and infrastructure funding

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Law Regulating Fuel Prices

You may see fuel prices drop in Wisconsin after a court overturned a law that was designed to prevent unfair price cutting among fuel sellers

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February 27, 2009 - Industry News

California License Fee Increases Don't Apply to Trucks

The California Trucking Association managed to get commercial vehicles exempted from California's new increases on state vehicle license fees

February 27, 2009 - Industry News

Small Business Administration Pushes Background Check Reform

A requirement for duplicative background checks for commercial truck drivers has made the Small Business Administration's top 10 list of burdensome federal regulations

February 23, 2009 - Industry News

Budget Bill Would Stop Cross-Border Program

The omnibus budget bill in the U.S. House introduced Monday would put a halt to the Department of Transportation's controversial cross-border Mexican truck pilot program

February 23, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Still Heading Down

Diesel prices continue their downward trend, with the national average retail price falling 5.6 cents this week to $2.13, according to weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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February 22, 2009 - Industry News

National Biodiesel Board Launches YouTube Channel

The National Biodiesel Board has launched its own YouTube Channel, offering comprehensive biodiesel videos and news on the web site

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February 20, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns of Scam

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning motor carriers of another round of fraudulent letters issued to DOT contractors and potential contractors asking for financial information

February 17, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Falling

Diesel prices continue to fall, with the national average dropping 3.3 cents last week to $2.186, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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February 16, 2009 - Industry News

Parts Suppliers Submit Formal Assistance Request to Treasury

On behalf of the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its affiliate, the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, submitted a formal request to the U.S. Department of the Treasury last week seeking financial assistanc

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