Fuel Smarts

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June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Computrol's Fuel Control System for Smaller Fleets

Computrol Fuel Systems has developed a new fuel control system, the Fleet 100, a lower-cost system for smaller fleet operators

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Taps NTSB Member as Chairman of Agency

Hersman holds a CDL.

President Obama plans to name Deborah Hersman as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, according to a White House announcement Tuesday

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Government Ups Oil, Fuel Price Predictions

The Department of Energy is expecting crude oil and diesel prices to be higher in the second half of the year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Wright Express Resumes Fuel Hedging

Wright Express has resumed purchases under its existing fuel-price risk management program through the fourth quarter of next year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Increase, Oil Hovers Near $70

Diesel prices shot up 14.6 cents a gallon this week to $2.498, the largest weekly jump in more than a year, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Elicits Continued Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act has garnered additional support from seven members of Congress

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Shippers Group Wants Higher Truck Weight Limits

More than 100 associations and companies, including the National Private Truck Council, the Agricultural Transportation Efficiency Coalition and big companies like Kraft Foods and International Paper, today launched a coalition asking Congress to raise the truck weight limit

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Groups Call for Action on Energy Speculation

As oil prices rose over $70 per barrel last week and Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for oil prices, the American Trucking Associations joined a coalition of trade associations asking Congress to rein in excessive speculation in the commodities markets

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Address Redundant Background Checks

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that would address the issue of redundant background checks for port and hazmat truck drivers

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Selects Maryland Trucking Advocate as FMCSA Administrator

President Barack Obama has chosen to nominate Anne Ferro as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to a White House announcement Thursday

June 1, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Jump

Diesel prices took a big jump this week, up nearly 8 cents per gallon to $2.352

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 29, 2009 - Industry News

Nevada Puts New Restrictions on Carrier Trip Permits

Nevada has tweaked its motor carrier trip permit requirements, making it mandatory for commercial vehicles to obtain a 24-hour temporary registration trip permit before entering or operating the vehicle in the state

May 28, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Forecasts a 44 Percent Boost in Energy Use by 2030

The Energy Information Administration predicts that world energy use will increase 44 percent between 2006 and 2030 and that oil prices will rise to $130 per barrel by 2030

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

SBA Determined to Share ARC Wealth

The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced a 100-percent guarantee program for America's Recovery Capital loans, available to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need temporary relief

May 27, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Info Systems Program Needs More Time, GAO Says

A weak link in the national truck safety program is the inability of one state to check the status of a trucking company in another state. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a long-term project to close this ga

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Limit Spread of Tolling On National Highway System

The "Freedom from Tolls Act," introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), would limit the spread of tolling on federal highways

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Gas, Oil Prices all up this Week

Diesel prices rose for the third week in a row, up 4.3 cents to a national average of $2.274, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 21, 2009 - Industry News

Senators Introduce Drug Testing Bill for Truck Drivers, ATA Rallies Behind it

New legislation introduced in the Senate will help close loopholes that allow drug and alcohol users to slip by trucking companies' driver hiring checks

May 19, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Nominee Hurley Withdraws

President Obama's choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Charles Hurley, has withdrawn his name

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Illinois Legislature Passes Uniform Speed Limit Bill

A bill to allow a uniform 65-mph speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois now rests in the hands of the governor

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Up

Diesel fuel prices are up slightly from last week, to $2.231 national average, but that's less than half where they were a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 18, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Bill Gets a Boost in Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act garnered further support in Congress this week with the addition of Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Corrine Brown (D-FL) and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) as co-sponsors

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Improvement of Hazardous Material Regulations

Congress should eliminate redundant rules and ensure uniformity across jurisdictions in the regulation of transportation of hazardous materials, Con-way Freight Vice President of Safety Robert Petrancosta told a House committee last week

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Files Lawsuit Against Fatigue Enforcement

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit challenging a Minnesota State Patrol's arbitrary enforcement program used to declare truck drivers fatigued and place them out of service

May 17, 2009 - Industry News

More Congressional Support for "Right to Repair"

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) gained two more co-sponsors last week

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