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April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Study Questions Carbon Footprint of Biodiesel

A European Union document recently released to Reuters found that the greenhouse gas emissions generated by biodiesel can be up to four times greater than diesel or gasoline

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

Right to Repair Act Gains More Support in the House

Nine more members of Congress have joined in the support of Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, rounding the legislation's number of co-sponsors to 60 in the House of Representatives

April 20, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Supports Bill to Curb Energy Market Speculation

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) has introduced legislation to curb excessive commodity speculation and protect the trucking industry's ability to hedge its exposure to increased fuel prices

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Nebraska Worker Classification Bill Does Not Negatively Impact Trucking

(Photo courtesy of MTS Driver Recruiters)

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed a bill into law last week, ending the practice of misclassifying workers as independent contractors in the construction and delivery sectors

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Up Slightly; Oil Continues Sharp Drop

Rising diesel prices will most likely negatively impact carriers, owner-operators and shippers, who'll have to bite the bullet this summer. (Photo by Ryder)

Diesel prices across the nation continued their upward trend, gaining half a penny this week to a national average of $3.074 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 19, 2010 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New Presentation on CSA 2010 For Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a new presentation on its web site to educate drivers about its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010

April 18, 2010 - Industry News

API Economist Warns of Potential of Bad Energy Policy

Texas City refinery complex. U.S. refineries are producing record amounts of gasoline. (Photo courtesy BP)

CINCINNATI -- The general public doesn't know much about the oil industry - and a lot of what they think they know is wrong, said John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, Sunday during an educational session at the National Private Truck Council annual meeting. And that lack of knowledge, he says, can lead to misguided public policy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Oil Plunges to Lowest Settlement Since End of March

Following news that the Securities and Exchange Commission was charging investment bank Goldman Sachs with fraud related to subprime mortgages, oil prices plunged to their lowest level this month on Frida

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Bill Raises Weight Limits on Country Roads

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver has signed a bill into law setting higher weight limits for six- and seven-axle trucks that travel on country roads

April 15, 2010 - Industry News

Biodiesel Board Urges Congress to Move on Biodiesel Tax Break

The National Biodiesel Board has written a letter urging Congress to retroactively reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive, which expired on Dec. 31, 2009

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 14, 2010 - Industry News

Bipartisan Letter Calls For Repeal of Mexican Truck Program

Trucks cross the border at Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Learn NC)

In a recent letter written to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and 78 members of Congress urge the administration to repeal the Mexican truck progra

April 13, 2010 - Industry News

New York Throws Out Proposed Truck Ban in Finger Lakes

Detail of a map from the New York DOT explaining the proposed restricted routes.

Truck drivers will no longer have to worry about a potential ban on heavy trucks on certain routes in New York's Finger Lakes area, as the New York State Department of Transportation said it will no longer pursue the restrictio

April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up a Nickel

Diesel prices are at their highest level since November 2008. (Photo courtesy Lubrizol)

The national average price of a gallon of diesel rose 5.4 cents from last week, to $3.069, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

ATD, OOIDA: Don't Let EPA Regulate Truck Economy

As three senators continue work on a bipartisan climate change bill, two trucking groups say future regulation of truck fuel economy should stay where it is, under the Department of Transportation, and not get shifted to the Environmental Protection Agency

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

Ontario to Review CB Ban Prior to Three-Year Phase Out

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation will review the inclusion of two-way radios in Ontario's ban on the use of handheld technologies while driving, before the three-year exemption on their use expires

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Enforcement Crackdown Campaign on Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation has launched pilot programs in Hartford, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y. to test whether increased law enforcement efforts can help combat distracted drivin

April 9, 2010 - Industry News

CTA: Canada Could Jump the Gun on Universal EOBR Rule

The CTA says there's no need for Canada to adopt an interim EOBR rule, and it could go straight into a broader mandate.

In a statement released last week, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said it views the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's latest electronic onboard recorder rule issued on April 2 as an interim step towards a much broader rule governing EOB

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Half of Truckload Carriers Unprepared For CSA 2010

Half of truckload carriers are prepared for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA 2010 progra

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Trucking Safety Advocate to Serve as Deputy Administrator of FMCSA

The FMCSA's new deputy administrator, Bill Bronrott

The Obama Administration has tapped a Maryland lawmaker to become deputy administrator of the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

Marine Highways Not Seen As Big Competitor to Trucking

(Photo courtesy of SeaBridge Freight)

"You're not going to move flat screen TVs by water," said Lana Batts, a managing partner at Transport Capital Partners, in response to the Department of Transportation's recent announcement aimed at moving more cargo on the

April 8, 2010 - Industry News

CSA 2010 Safety Data Available Monday; Rollout Delayed Until November

On Monday, trucking companies will be able to go online and get a preview of their safety performance data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in preparation for implementation of the CSA 2010 program in November

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

New Federal Program Aims to Move Some Cargo to Waterways

We may be seeing fewer trucks on the road soon, with a new initiative announced Wednesday by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to transfer more cargo on the water than on the U.S. highways

April 7, 2010 - Industry News

Despite Fluctuations, Fuel Price Forecasts Remain Stable

Forecasts for crude oil and diesel fuel prices have not changed much from last month, with crude expected to hover above $81 a barrel this summer and diesel to stay around $3 a gallon in 2010.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Jumps As Fuel Prices Hit New Highs

Diesel prices, along with the price of other fuels, are on the rise as economic indicators prop up demand. (Photo by Ryder)

U.S. fuel prices broke record highs Monday following the Easter holiday weekend and new reports pointing to signs of an economic recovery; diesel was no exception

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 5, 2010 - Industry News

Court Denies Petition For Review of California's TRU Rules

Friday's court decision gives CARB free reign to enforce its TRU regulations.

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request by the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association to reconsider a waiver granted by the Environmental Protection Agency

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