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May 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Senate Wrangles With Highway Bill That Now Includes Anti-Toll Language

According to the American Trucking Associations and a number of news services, the U.S. Senate is moving toward approval of a $295 billion highway bil

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Action on Broker Bonds

The American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., has sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urging it to publish an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemakin

April 17, 2005 - Industry News

AEM Cites Deferred Capital Investment; Calls For Senate Action On Highway Funding Bill

The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) on Friday issued a resolution calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the TEA-21 transportation funding legislation before the next expiration date of May 31, 2005

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Amtrak Reform Legislation Introduced

The Bush Administration has introduced legislation to reform Amtrak, according to the U.S. Deparment of Transportation (DOT) web site.

April 13, 2005 - Industry News

Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Costs Soar; Yellow Roadway Spends Almost $10 million

Bloomberg.com reported yesterday that compliance with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act has proven costly. In the story, Bloomberg cited Yellow Roadway Corp., which says it spent almost $10 million last year to meet the new rules

April 7, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA to Hold Public Meeting on Cargo Securement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has scheduled a public meeting on implementation of the North American Standard for Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo

April 5, 2005 - Industry News

Owner Operators Square off Against Shippers, Brokers & Wal-Mart on Fuel Surcharge Bill

According to this week’s Traffic World, major sectors of the transportation community are slugging it out over a provision in the House-passed version of the federal highway bill

April 4, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Reports Agreements on Intermodal Roadability Law

According to the American Trucking Associations, its Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference has reached an agreement with the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Assn. and the Association of American Railroad

March 24, 2005 - Industry News

Tough Hazmat Legislation Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. reported on its web site yesterday that legislation has been re-introduced by Representative Markey (D-MA) entitled the “Extremely Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Act of 2005.

March 22, 2005 - Industry News

Michigan Sheriff Cracks Down on Overweight Trucks, Many Hauling Canadian Waste to U.S.

According to the Detroit News earlier this week, the Wayne County sheriff's division has written about 1,400 citations for overweight trucks since January 2004

March 17, 2005 - Industry News

New Mexico May Boost Trucking Violation Fines

According to the Silver City, N.M., Sun-News, penalties for truckers carrying an overweight load or operating without the proper permit would be double

March 16, 2005 - Industry News

Minnesota DOT Wants Comments on Freight Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a draft of the first plan it has ever created for freight transportation in the state

March 15, 2005 - Industry News

IRS Defines Truck Bodies Excluded From Excise Tax

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued guidance Tuesday on the application of federal excise tax in truck sales

March 13, 2005 - Industry News

Agricultural Drivers Exempt From H.O.S.

The House of Representatives has passed an amendment by Rep. Jerry Moran (R-KS) that makes the agricultural exemption to the federal hours of service regulations permanen

March 11, 2005 - Industry News

Insurance Institute: Study Shows Drivers Spend More Time Driving Under New HOS Rule

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Alexandria, Va., has released a survey that appears to show truck drivers spend more time behind the wheel under the new hours of servic

March 10, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman’s So-Called Wal-Mart Amendment Off the Table

Rep. John Boozman, R-Ark, on Wednesday withdrew a proposal that would have allowed drivers to take up to two hours off during a 14-hour shif

March 7, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman Amendment Opponents to Speak Out In D.C. Today

Opponents of the Boozman Amendment will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., today according to a press release from the Teamster Union

March 2, 2005 - Industry News

CVSA Releases 2005 Out-Of-Service Guide

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that the 2005 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now available

February 24, 2005 - Industry News

Florida Introduces 24-Hour and Internet Citation Payment

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Compliance Office has announced that beginning February 23, 2005, carriers will have new citation payment options

February 22, 2005 - Industry News

AMSA Asks DOT For Rules Against Internet Moving Scams

The American Moving and Storage Assn., Alexandria, Va., has urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to crack down on scammer

February 16, 2005 - Industry News

N.J. Counts Off the Cost of Inaction

The N. J. Department of Transportation has posted a running meter on its web site that counts off the money it claims the state is losing because of congressional inaction

February 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Launches Two New Agencies

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta yesterday announced the creation of two new agencies at the U.S. Department of Transportatio

February 15, 2005 - Industry News

White House Wants Current HOS Rules Made Law

The Bush Administration has proposed legislation to convert the present hours of service rules into law

February 10, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman Backs Breaks in HOS

U.S. Representative John Boozman (R-AR) has introduced legislation to change hours of service rules to allow drivers to take meal or rest breaks off the clock

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

Bush Budget Includes Increase for Truck Safety

President Bush’s 2006 budget proposes cutbacks in many federal programs – but not in the key truck program at the Department of Transportation


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