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October 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Expansion of Oil Drilling Along U.S. Coastline

The American Trucking Associations Monday requested that the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior expand the area where companies can drill for oil and natural gas along the U.S. coastline

October 4, 2005 - Industry News

I-10 Bridges at Lake Charles, Pascagoula to Open This Week

Road crews are working in Texas and Louisiana to clear downed trees and power lines off bridges and roads, and two I-10 bridges should open within days, said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta

October 3, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds California’s Trucking Fairness Legislation

The American Trucking Associations and its Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference applauded new trucking fairness legislation recently signed into law in by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

September 30, 2005 - Industry News

Millions Available to Georgia if it Strengthens Seat Belt Law

Georgia is eligible for a $20,698,353 grant if it strengthens its seat belt law to allow law enforcement officers to stop and issue citations to pick-up trucks occupant

September 29, 2005 - Industry News

New Hours of Service Rule Goes Into Effect Tomorrow

The new hours of service rule goes into effect this Saturday, Oct.

September 28, 2005 - Industry News

Texas Delays Start of Low-Emission Diesel Program

In the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, Texas has delayed by 30 days the implementation dates of its new boutique diesel fuel.

September 23, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Extension of Emergency Trucking Regs for Hurricane Relief

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves Friday requested that governors across the United States implement and extend emergency trucking regulations instituted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrin

September 22, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Outlines Equipment, Vehicle Plans for Rita

Mobile air traffic control equipment, technical personnel, trucks, buses, airplanes and ocean-going vessels are now in place to support the massive federal, state and local effort to prepare for Hurricane Rita,

September 16, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Extends Diesel Fuel Penalty Relief Due to Hurricane Katrina

The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will extend the penalty relief when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

Update on Mississippi, Louisiana Emergency Trucking Services

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to deliver pre-sorted relief supplies from Jackson, Miss., to damaged coastal areas from a 17-door staging area/warehouse.

September 9, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Congress to Address Escalating Fuel Prices

The American Trucking Associations has called upon Congress to address the skyrocketing price of fuel as part of ongoing efforts to limit the negative effects of fuel prices on the trucking industry, and ultimately, the national economy.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

Twice-weekly Fuel Price Reports Urged by ATA

The American Trucking Associations and its President and CEO Bill Graves Tuesday asked Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman to direct the Energy Information Administration to report fuel prices semi-weekly until fuel price volatility eases.

September 6, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Cites Most Recent Disaster Relief Action

The Department of Transportation is coordinating a massive operation involving airplanes, buses, commercial trucks and ships designed to get supplies and personnel into affected regions and evacuate citizens out of New Orleans.

August 31, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds Opening of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President and CEO Bill Graves applauded President Bush’s decision to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure a steady supply of oil to the United States as well as help refineries badly crippled by Hurricane Katrina

August 30, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Launches Labor Day Drink and Drive Crackdown

Federal transportation officials have joined New York City metropolitan area traffic safety officials to kick off the largest ever “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement crackdown.

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Reacts to FMCSA's Hours of Service Rule

In a statement issued shortly after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its new Hours of Service ruling on Friday, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves was generally supportive of the rule

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

Teamsters Claim Drive Rule is a Threat to Highway Safety

The proposed Hours of Service rule for truck drivers issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a major setback for highway safety, increasing the potential for deadly accidents

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Hours of Service Rule Based on Medical Research, Traffic Safety Data

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Friday issued an Hours of Service rule that spells out the length of time commercial drivers can operate trucks before they are required to take a break.

August 19, 2005 - Industry News

California Diesel Prices 60 Cents Higher Than Elsewhere

Diesel fuel prices have hit an all-time high in California, topping San Francisco off at $3.15 per gallon.

August 16, 2005 - Industry News

Iowa Hikes Speed Limits and Enforcement on Rural Interstates

Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has signed legislation increasing the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 to 70 mph.

August 10, 2005 - Industry News

Bush Signs $286.45 Billion Highway Bill

It took 11 extensions of the old law and almost two years of haggling, but Congress passed a $286.45 billion highway reauthorization bill Wednesday, increasing road and safety funding by 30% over the current program.

August 9, 2005 - Industry News

$500 Tax Credit Sought for Lane Departure Warning Devices

California-based Iteris Inc. said a bill has been introduced in Congress that provides financial incentives to buyers of commercial trucks and passenger cars who purchase safety-oriented advanced technology devices such as Iteris' Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.

August 8, 2005 - Industry News

ATA: New Energy Bill Beneficial, But No Quick Fix

The American Trucking Assns. on Monday said the just-passed energy bill will ease the industry’s financial burden of buying and modernizing equipment to reduce emissions

August 4, 2005 - Industry News

Revamped Web Site Helps Firms Get Government Fleet Contracts

Global Access Marketing has introduced a refurbished web site where firms in the transportation industry can receive assistance in obtaining a government contract number, the essential first step toward becoming a vendor for government projects

August 2, 2005 - Industry News

Agricultural Exemption Amended and Clarified in Highway Bill

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, an affiliate of the American Trucking Assns., praised the passage of the highway reauthorization legislation that makes the agricultural exemption to the federal hours of service for truck drivers permanent


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