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August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Reaction Swift To Border Announcement

Monday's announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it was extending the Mexican border truck pilot program drew swift criticism and a vow from a powerful Congressman to act swiftly

August 4, 2008 - Industry News

Cross-Border Trucking Demonstration Project Extended for 2 Years

The cross-border trucking demonstration project will be extended for two years as permitted under U.S. law, announced John H. Hill, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator

August 3, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Offer Tax Credits For Safety Technology

A bill introduced by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) would provide a tax credit to commercial vehicle purchasers when they buy vehicles with certain safety equipment installed

July 29, 2008 - Industry News

Seven-Month Decline in Travel Reflected in Highway Trust Fund

New data showing further declines in the number of miles Americans are driving is proof that the country needs means, other than the gas tax, to finance the nation's transportation infrastructure, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

July 28, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop More Than 11 Cents

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, dropping to $4.602 per gallon, the lowest it's been since May

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 25, 2008 - Industry News

Oregon to Enforce Weight Receipt & UCRA

Starting January 1, 2009, the Oregon Motor Carrier Division will again be enforcing a requirement that motor carriers bear an Oregon weight-distance tax cab card called the weight receipt - in their vehicles

July 23, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Prices Drop Below $125

Crude oil prices fell below $125 yesterday for the first time in more than six weeks, with light, sweet crude for September delivery falling $3.98 to settle at $124.44 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 22, 2008 - Industry News

AP: GAO Study Finds Medical Problems Among CDL Drivers

A General Accounting Office study obtained by the Associated Press in advance of its release later this week found that more than half a million commercial drivers were also eligible for full disability benefits because of health issues

July 18, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri Mandates English for CDL Tests

As part of a crackdown on illegal immigration, new laws in Missouri require that commercial driver's license tests be given in English with no translation assistance

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

California Study Looks at Fuel Temperatures

Preliminary results of a study done by the California Energy Commission on fuel temperatures shows average fuel temperatures in the state are higher than the industry standard, appearing to lend credibility to the complaint that vehicle owners are overpayin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Plummet

Crude oil prices fell $6.44 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday, the biggest decline in dollar terms since the Gulf War -- yet prices are no lower than they were a week ago, reports the Associated Press

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit New Record

Diesel prices hit another record, with the Department of Energy's weekly average retail price rising 3.7 cents per gallon to $4.764

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July 13, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Cab Card With New Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Shoot up Again

After actually showing a decline for the month of June, diesel prices roared back with a vengeance last week to a new record high, with the national average retail price jumping more than 8 cents a gallon

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 3, 2008 - Industry News

World Energy Use Projected to Grow 50 Percent Between 2005 and 2030

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that world marketed energy consumption will grow by 50 percent between 2005 and 2030

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Gasoline and Diesel Demand Drops, Survey Shows

With fewer people on the road because of high fuel prices, truckstops and other fuel retailers have seen demand for fuel drop, even while prices continue to rise, according to data released Wednesday by NATSO,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Hit New Record High

Crude oil prices hit a new record over $144 a barrel during trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday before closing at $143.57

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 30, 2008 - Industry News

New DOT Rule Makes Cheating on Drug Testing Harder

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule it says will make it more difficult for transportation workers to cheat on their required drug tests by requiring drug testing labs to analyze every test for tampering

June 25, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Comprehensive Plan to Ensure Affordable Oil

The American Trucking Associations today urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive plan to increase domestic oil supplies and ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 25, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Forecasts Continued High Diesel Prices

Diesel prices will remain in the $4-plus range through the second half of 2009, the federal energy agency is forecasting

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June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall; Oil Prices Still Volatile

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell 4.4 cents over the past week to $4.648

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June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Americans Drove 1.4 Billion Fewer Miles in April

Americans are driving less for the sixth month in a row, highlighting the need to find a more sustainable and effective way to fund highway construction and maintenance, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend Specifications

The ASTM International D02 Main Committee late last week approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

July 1: No Cell Phones While Driving in California, Washington

On July 1, new laws in California and Washington State will take effect and prohibit people from driving while they use a hand-held cell phone

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