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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

August 1, 2005 - Industry News

Congress Passes Bill Preventing Discrimination Against Drivers With Diabetes

Transportation legislation passed last week in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, contains an important provision that will help end discrimination against people with diabetes who seek employment as commercial drivers.

August 1, 2005 - Industry News

New DOT-Certified Medical Professionals Registry Debuts

Finding a qualified medical professional to perform DOT medical exams just got easier. The National Academy of DOT Medical Examiners has launched the first national online registry of NADME certified DOT medical examiners

July 29, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Releases Its Scorecard on New Highway Bill

The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President Bill Graves said the six-year, $286.4 billion highway spending bill approved by Congress late last week addresses a host of the trucking industry’s critical needs.

July 14, 2005 - Industry News

Runge Departs NHTSA for Homeland Security Post

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced Thursday that Dr. Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D., will be leaving his post as administrator of the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to become the Department of Homeland Security’s new chief medical officer

July 4, 2005 - Industry News

Te Beau Appointed FMCSA Chief Counsel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta on Friday announced the appointment of Suzanne M. Te Beau to be the chief counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 30, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Launches Consumer Protection Web Site to Fight Moving Scams

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a new web site at www.protectyourmove.gov

June 27, 2005 - Industry News

New Highway Use Tax Rules: Installment Payment Option Eliminated

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued a reminder to truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that the installment option for paying the federal highway use tax will no longer be available

June 9, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Load Securement

In its June 9 newsletter to members, the American Trucking Assns. reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

June 6, 2005 - Industry News

EPA Kicks Out Reformulated Gas Waiver Appeals by California, New York, Connecticut

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced it will reject petitions by California, New York and Connecticut to waive the oxygen content requirement for reformulated gasoline

June 6, 2005 - Industry News

EPA Announces In-Service Diesel Testing Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced a new in-use testing program for diesel truck and bus emissions


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