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January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Gasoline goes up, diesel prices drop

On the last day of 2012, prices for gasoline rose across the nation while the price of diesel saw a slight decrease

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

TWIC Reader Proposal Is Still Pending

The Coast Guard is poised to propose standards for the devices that will read Transportation Worker Identification Credentials. The proposal, six years in the making, is in line for clearance at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Once it is cleared by OMB and published, probably in January, the Coast Guard will take comments and draft the final rule, a process that likely will take most of 2013

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

EPA Administrator Jackson to Leave Post

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, who was at the helm of the agency for its first-every greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations for commercial trucks, is stepping down

Tags: EPA, People

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Gasoline Rises

As the holiday week opened, diesel prices continued their recent downward trend, while gasoline prices crept back upward. The Department of Energy's Information Administration reported a nationwide drop of 2.2 cents in the price of a gallon diesel earlier this week. The average price was $3.92 per gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, crude oil

December 20, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Listening Session on Driver Training Rule

Federal truck safety regulators are looking for public comments on plans to toughen entry-level driver training requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on the issue January 7 in Charlotte, N.C., at an American Bus Association meeting

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Training

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

The National Biodiesel Board, which represents more than 260 U.S. and international companies that produce and distribute renewable biodiesel fuel, is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Biodiesel, Diesel, NBB, DTF

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Backs Down from 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

The New York State Thruway Authority, after many weeks of silence, announced that it will not be hiking toll rates as proposed by 45% on commercial vehicles with more than three axles

Tags: New York, Tolls

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again

Gasoline and diesel prices fell again this week, marking the third straight week in December the prices at the pump have gone down

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Gasoline, crude oil

December 14, 2012 - Industry News

Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Hours of Service Case

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the hours of service rule will be held March 15 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It typically takes the court two to three months to rule following arguments, which means it should hand down its decision before the new HOS rule is scheduled to take effect in July

Tags: Hours of Service, FMCSA, ATA

December 14, 2012 - Industry News

Former FMCSA Administrator Hill to Head Up Indiana Homeland Security

Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence has named former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator John Hill executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Tags: Indiana, People

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

New Love's Locations Open in Iowa and Idaho

Sunrise at the new Love's Travel Stops in Davenport, Iowa.

Love's Travel Stops opened two new locations recently in Davenport, Iowa, at Interstate 80, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, at Interstate 15

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Love's, Iowa, Idaho

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Surveys on EOBR Harassment

Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers and carriers are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's preparation for a proposed new EOBR rule, due next July

Tags: EOBRs, FMCSA, Drivers

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Energy Department Predicts Oil, Fuel Prices for 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that domestic crude oil production next year will reach its highest annual average rate of production since 1992 and diesel prices will average less than $4 per gallon in 2013

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel, Natural Gas, OIl

December 11, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Speed Reduction, Driver Training, Progressive Shifting Give Best Fuel Efficiency Payback

Reducing speed and driver training were two of the fuel-saving strategies fleets said were most effective.

A survey of fuel efficiency initiatives found that the best payback came from cutting highway speed, training drivers and progressive shifting. Not surprisingly, these actions, along with recording engine data for greater driver feedback, also were the most commonly implemented among the carriers surveyed

Tags: Fuel and Oil, SmartWay, EPA, Transplace

December 10, 2012 - Industry News

Prices Fall at the Pump, Crude Hits One-month Low

Diesel and gasoline prices have once again seen a price decrease this past week. Gasoline prices fell 4.5 cents while the price of a gallon of diesel decreased 3.6 cents

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

December 9, 2012 - Industry News

President to Visit Detroit Diesel Plant

President Obama is scheduled to travel today to Redford Township, Mich., for an event on the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant

Tags: Michigan, Detroit Diesel, President Obama

December 7, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Opens Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection began accepting applications Dec. 1 for its Natural Gas Vehicle Grant program, which will provide up to $20 million over the next three years to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles

Tags: Natural Gas, Pennsylvania

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Trucking Interests Prepare for New Committee Lineups on the Hill

The election did not change the balance of power in Washington, but committee leadership in Congress is in flux and trucking lobbyists are alert for what that might mean. They also are watching for a possible change at the Department of Transportation

Tags: Congress, Infrastructure

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Household Goods Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going after two California carriers for holding household goods hostage, using the new authority granted to it under the highway bill passed earlier this year

Tags: FMCSA, California

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Predicts Growth in U.S. Energy Production to Outpace Consumption Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration projects that under current policies, crude oil production in the U.S. will rise sharply over the next decade, while gasoline and petroleum-based diesel use will fall

Tags: Fuel and Oil, OIl, Diesel, Gasoline

December 6, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Completes First Stage of Natural Gas Fueling Network

With the completion of its LNG truck fueling station in Matthews, Mo., this month, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. concludes the first stage of what it's calling America's Natural Gas Highway

Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

House Bill Would Require Pilot Program for DOT Hair Testing for Drugs

Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a pilot program to evaluate the use of hair samples to test commercial drivers for illicit drug use

Tags: Drivers, compliance

December 5, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through. The complexities and contradictions of CSA were on full display yesterday as a subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee took in testimony from the analysts who designed the program and researchers who have enumerated its flaws

Tags: CSA, Congress

December 4, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Deadlines Looms For Trucks and Buses

The California Air Resources Board is reminding truck and bus owners to check now to see if their vehicle fleets are among those that will have new rules to follow as of Jan. 1, 2013. As the new year begins, heavy-duty trucks and buses (more than 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating) with 2000 - 2004 model year engines will likely need diesel soot filter

Tags: CARB

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Implements CSA Improvements

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro during today's press conference.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a number of improvements to its CSA safety enforcement program, including dropping the Cargo-Related BASIC and adding a new Hazardous Materials BASIC that is expected to put more scrutiny on carriers hauling hazmat

Tags: FMCSA, CSA

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