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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

June 2, 2005 - Industry News

TRALA Amendment Exempts Lessors for Idling Violations in Illinois

The Truck Rental and Leasing Assn., or TRALA, has sponsored an amendment to exempt truck lessors from liability for diesel engine idling violations committed by customer

May 31, 2005 - Industry News

Highway Funding Extended for the Seventh Time as New Bill Inches Forward

Last week, the House and the Senate authorized a 30-day extension of the existing Federal Highway bill that was scheduled to expire earlier this week

May 31, 2005 - Industry News

Insurance Company Takes Sides in the Hazmat Rules Debate

Aon Corp. a provider of risk management and insurance services has jumped into the public debate on the value of new federal rules that require hazmat drivers to be fingerprinte

May 25, 2005 - Industry News

MEMA Praises House for Anti-Counterfeiting Bill, Looks to Senate

MEMA, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn., in a news release this week praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous passage of H.R. 3

May 19, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Takes a Stand Against Boutique Fuels, For a Diesel Fuel Standard

The American Trucking Associations has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to consider creating a single national diesel fuel standar

May 17, 2005 - Industry News

Highway Bill Moves Closer to Final Passage, Possible Bush Veto

The American Trucking Associations said in a BlastFax to members yesterday that the U.S. Senate has passed a $295 billion highway bill, by a vote of 89 to 1

May 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Senate Wrangles With Highway Bill That Now Includes Anti-Toll Language

According to the American Trucking Associations and a number of news services, the U.S. Senate is moving toward approval of a $295 billion highway bil

May 11, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Urges Action on Broker Bonds

The American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., has sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urging it to publish an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemakin

April 17, 2005 - Industry News

AEM Cites Deferred Capital Investment; Calls For Senate Action On Highway Funding Bill

The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) on Friday issued a resolution calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the TEA-21 transportation funding legislation before the next expiration date of May 31, 2005

April 14, 2005 - Industry News

Amtrak Reform Legislation Introduced

The Bush Administration has introduced legislation to reform Amtrak, according to the U.S. Deparment of Transportation (DOT) web site.

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