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October 15, 2009 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pre-Screening Program Reality After Seven Years

In August 2002, a group of truck safety professionals went to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with a suggestion. Safety could be improved, they said, by letting employers check a key federal database for a driver applicant's crash and roadside inspection history. It took seven years of persistent effort, and an Act of Congress, but now the agency is moving ahead with a Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

New York Cracks Down on Bridge Strikes

New York Governor David Paterson has proposed legislation that calls for stricter enforcement of driving laws aimed at reducing the number of bridge strikes in Westchester County and across the state

October 14, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Hits Record High Following Dow Jones Milestone

Oil hit a record high for the year, landing above $75 a barrel on Wednesday, on the heels of a rosy economic outlook and the Dow Jones industrial average breaking 10,000 for the first time in a yea

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October 14, 2009 - Industry News

New Study Makes the Case for Biodiesel

Biodiesel fuel creates more than four times the amount of energy that it takes to make biodiesel, according to recent research from the University of Idaho and U.S. Department of Agriculture

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October 13, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Take First Jump in Six Weeks

The average price of diesel ceased its downward trend this week, rising for the first time in six week

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October 12, 2009 - Industry News

Oil Reaches Seven-week High

The price of crude oil settled at a seven-week high Monday, on news of a global economic recovery and increased demand reflecting a cold front that has hit the U.S

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October 12, 2009 - Industry News

GAO: More Biofuel Production Needed

The production of biofuel, including biodiesel and ethanol, must be increased in order to meet the requirements of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Ac

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October 9, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Lists Options for TRU Compliance

To help carriers comply with its new regulations for reefer units, the California Air Resources Board has provided a list of pollution control technology options on its web sit

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Texting Ban

The Executive Committee of the American Trucking Associations decided to support a bill to ban texting by all drivers

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

UK Chemicals Company Rebrands Particulate Filter Product

Johnson Matthey, a London-based specialty chemicals company, has rebranded its Advanced CCRT System, the second generation benchmark CCRT filter technology for heavy duty diesel 2.5 gram NOx EGR and non-EGR engine retrofit

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October 7, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Making Pre-employment Driver Screening Easier

Commercial motor carriers will soon have electronic access to driver inspection and crash records as part of the hiring process through a new program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administratio

October 7, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Outlook Forecasts Lower Diesel Prices, CO2 Emissions

The Department of Energy has lowered its projection for diesel prices in the fourth quarter and forecasts a 5.9 percent fall in U.S. carbon dioxide emissions this year

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October 7, 2009 - Industry News

EIA Releases First Outlook of Oil Price Uncertainty

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced the first results of its Energy and Financial Markets Initiative, an effort launched in September to better understand what drives energy price

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October 6, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Exempt From October Budget Cuts

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not be affected by the recession-related cuts to surface transportation programs under the one-month Continuing Resolutio

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

OOIDA Supports Texting Ban

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced its support for a texting while driving ban for both truckers and drivers of four wheelers Monda

October 5, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down For Fifth Straight Week

The average price of diesel continued its fall for the fifth straight week, dropping another 1.9 cents to $2.58

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October 1, 2009 - Industry News

DOT to Commence Work on Cell Phone Restrictions for Truck Drivers

The Department of Transportation plans to write rules banning text messaging and restricting cell phone use in moving trucks and buses

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Administration's Distracted Driving Efforts Include Trucker Phone Restrictions

The Department of Transportation plans to embark on a rulemaking process that would ban text messaging and restrict the use of cell phones by truck and bus drivers

October 1, 2009 - Industry News

Ontario Cracks Down on Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Ontario Legislature has passed a law banning the use of handheld devices to talk, text or e-mail while drivin

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Highway Debate Gets One-Month Reprieve

Congress has passed a bill that will temporarily fund government operations, including highway funding, for another month, just as the fiscal year came to a close Wednesday

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Distracted Driving Summit Sets Stage for Reform

Sights like this may soon be a thing of the past. (Photo by Jim Park)

Conducting cell phone business while driving is destined to go the same way as driving without a seat belt and getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. There's a lot of talking still to be done, details worked out

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Use of Biofuels Expected to Grow By 2015

Global use of biofuels should more than double by 2015, with U.S. biofuel use expected to grow by more than 35 percen

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September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Continue on Downward Trend

The average price of diesel continued its downward trend for the fourth week in a row, slipping 2.1 cent

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September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Underground Tank Regulations Don't Apply to DEF

Diesel exhaust fluid stored in underground storage tanks is not covered by Underground Storage Tanks regulation

September 28, 2009 - Industry News

Outside Shops Demand 'Right To Repair,' But That's Not Fair to Dealers, One Says

The "right to repair" one's vehicle wherever one chooses isn't in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, but many people in the maintenance and parts business believe it almost should be. Original-equipment dealers don't agree and have some real-money reasons why certain servicing information should remain proprietary. The issue has a lengthy history, and now there's legislation pending in Congress that would give independent shops what they want

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