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April 15, 2008 - Industry News

McCain Calls for Fuel Tax Holiday

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has called for a suspension of the federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, prompting critics to say it would devastate transportation infrastructure funding

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Crude, Hit New Highs

The national average price of diesel fuel broke the $4-a-gallon mark last week, while crude oil prices continue to set new records on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA May Be Mulling Universal EOBR Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may expand its proposed requirement for electronic onboard recorders to include all carriers, rather than just those who persistently violate the hours of service rules

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Changes Proposed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that revises commercial driver's license knowledge and skills testing standards and requires new federal minimum standards for states to issue commercial learner's permits

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Again Hit Record High

Crude oil prices again hit record highs Wednesday, surging to more than $112 a barrel during intraday trading after a government report showed an unexpected decline in crude supplies

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 8, 2008 - Industry News

EIA: Don't Expect Significant Relief in Diesel Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that diesel prices will average $3.62 per gallon over the course of 2008 - 72 cents above the 2007 average prices - as crude oil prices continue to average over $100 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop, Crude Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, to $3.995, a little less than a penny drop from the previous week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Smaller Biodiesel Producers Fail Quality Tests More Often

Small and medium producers of biodiesel had "significant failure rates" in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2007 biodiesel quality survey, while about 90 percent of all the biodiesel tested met specifications

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Looks at Fuel Prices

On the same day independent truckers were involved in scattered protests about high diesel prices, a Congressional committee was grilling big oil company executives about high fuel prices and high profits

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Scattered Protests Bring Attention to High Fuel Prices

Despite quite a bit of media coverage of an independent trucker shutdown to protest high diesel prices planned for April 1, there were only scattered reports of protests across the nation Tuesday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices, Crude Prices Fall

Diesel prices fell slightly last week to a national average of $3.964, according to figures released Monday by the U.S> EPA's Energy Information Administration. Of course, that's still $1.174 higher than the price a year ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 28, 2008 - Industry News

FTC Proposes Rules on Biodiesel Labeling

The Federal Trade Commission has instituted a proposed rulemaking that will require retailers of certain biodiesel blends to specify those blends by labels on their fuel pumps

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March 27, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Urges Federal Government to Help Bring Down Fuel Prices

Prices at a San-Francisco area filling station.

The American Trucking Associations is urging the Bush Administration to act quickly to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Battle Over Hot Fuel Issue

The American Trucking Associations is part of a group fighting against the use of automatic temperature compensation equipment in retail fuel sales, while the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is pushing for the device

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

International Offers Fuel Mileage Guarantee

Customers who purchase a qualifying new International DuraStar powered by a MaxxForce 7 or MaxxForce DT engine will be guaranteed fuel economy improvement of 7 percent or greate

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March 24, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Inches Closer to $4 Mark

The national average price of a gallon of diesel continues to hover near the $4 mark, as the American Trucking Associations asks the government to do something about it

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

High Fuel Prices Can Erase Reefer Refunds

The recent sharp increases in the cost of fuel are having an effect on the fuel tax refunds some carriers can get in some states for the use of motor fuel off the highway

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 24, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Training Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for its proposed rule on minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel Prices Still Rising

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel last week was just under $4 a gallon, with the average topping the $4 mark in several regions of the country

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel Surpassing Labor Costs for Some

The American Trucking Associations predicts the trucking industry will spend a record $135 billion on fuel in 2008, based on current fuel price forecasts

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March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Hit $111

The oil futures market could be in a price bubble - bad news for investors when it breaks, but good news for fuel users. Light sweet crude for April delivery closed at an all-time high of $110.33 per barrel Thursda

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Sees Latest Skirmish in Mexico Cross-Border Trucking

The latest skirmish in the battle over long-distance trucking across the Mexican border occurred Tuesday, when Transportation Secretary Mary Peters went before Sen. Byron Dorgan

March 12, 2008 - Industry News

DOE Projects Lower Diesel Prices

Hold on, says the Department of Energy, that $4 diesel isn't going to last - but it's going to be higher than we originally predicted

Tags: Fuel and Oil

March 10, 2008 - Industry News

$4 Diesel a Reality

Diesel prices hit another record last week, hitting the $4 mark in some parts of the country, while crude oil prices rose to nearly $108 a barrel

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March 10, 2008 - Industry News

Senator Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Truck Program

U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), along with a bipartisan of lawmakers, has called for an investigation into whether the Department of Transportation has violated the Antideficiency Act for funding the Mexican truck pilot program.

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