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August 21, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Backs House Energy Bill

The American Trucking Associations announced its support for a bipartisan comprehensive energy bill that calls for domestic oil drilling, tax incentives and alternative energy research

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August 18, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Price Average Drops to $4.207

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel plummeted to $4.207 in the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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August 13, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Makes Predictions on Diesel Prices, Petroleum Demand

Diesel fuel retail prices in 2008 are projected to average $4.18 per gallon, up from $2.88 per gallon in 2007, and increase to an average of $4.27 per gallon in 2009, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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August 13, 2008 - Industry News

Massachusetts Law Will Require Biofuel in Diesel

As part of a new law designed encourage the growth of an advanced biofuels industry in the state, Massachusetts will require biofuels in diesel

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August 11, 2008 - Industry News

Madison Confirmed as FHWA Head

Thomas J. Madison Jr. speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing.

President Bush's nominee for administrator of the Federal Highway Administration was confirmed by the Senate and says his main task will be to work with Congress on funding the country's transportation infrastructure

August 11, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Post Another Big Decline

The retail price of diesel fuel continues to fall, as the Energy Information Administration's weekly average posted its fourth big weekly decline in a row

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August 11, 2008 - Industry News

New Jersey Implementing New Procedures For Overweight Permits

If you need an overweight permit in New Jersey, you might face some delays while the state moves to an automated online application process

August 8, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Continue Decline

Photo courtesy BP

Crude oil prices plunged to $115 a barrel Friday in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange

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August 7, 2008 - Industry News

EPA Keeps Biofuels Levels in Place after Considering Texas' Request

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied a request from the state of Texas to reduce the nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)

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August 6, 2008 - Industry News

CVSA Praises Senate Truck Safety Technology Bill

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says it actively supports Senate legislation recently proposed that would provide a tax credit to those who purchase trucks and buses with certain safety technologies installed

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fell significantly for the third week in a row, falling more than 10 cents to $4.502

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August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Reaction Swift To Border Announcement

Monday's announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it was extending the Mexican border truck pilot program drew swift criticism and a vow from a powerful Congressman to act swiftly

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trucking Demonstration Project Extended for 2 Years

The cross-border trucking demonstration project will be extended for two years as permitted under U.S. law, announced John H. Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

August 3, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Offer Tax Credits For Safety Technology

A bill introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) would provide a tax credit to commercial vehicle purchasers when they buy vehicles with certain safety equipment installed

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Seven-Month Decline in Travel Reflected in Highway Trust Fund

New data showing further declines in the number of miles Americans are driving is proof that the country needs means, other than the gas tax, to finance the nation's transportation infrastructure, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop More Than 11 Cents

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, dropping to $4.602 per gallon, the lowest it's been since May

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July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Enforce Weight Receipt & UCRA

Starting January 1, 2009, the Oregon Motor Carrier Division will again be enforcing a requirement that motor carriers bear an Oregon weight-distance tax cab card called the weight receipt - in their vehicles

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Prices Drop Below $125

Crude oil prices fell below $125 yesterday for the first time in more than six weeks, with light, sweet crude for September delivery falling $3.98 to settle at $124.44 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange

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July 22, 2008 - Industry News

AP: GAO Study Finds Medical Problems Among CDL Drivers

A General Accounting Office study obtained by the Associated Press in advance of its release later this week found that more than half a million commercial drivers were also eligible for full disability benefits because of health issues

July 18, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri Mandates English for CDL Tests

As part of a crackdown on illegal immigration, new laws in Missouri require that commercial driver's license tests be given in English with no translation assistance

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

California Study Looks at Fuel Temperatures

Preliminary results of a study done by the California Energy Commission on fuel temperatures shows average fuel temperatures in the state are higher than the industry standard, appearing to lend credibility to the complaint that vehicle owners are overpayin

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July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Plummet

Crude oil prices fell $6.44 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday, the biggest decline in dollar terms since the Gulf War -- yet prices are no lower than they were a week ago, reports the Associated Press

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July 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit New Record

Diesel prices hit another record, with the Department of Energy's weekly average retail price rising 3.7 cents per gallon to $4.764

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July 13, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Cab Card With New Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

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