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June 8, 2004 - Industry News

Reagan Ceremonies to Make D.C. Travel Difficult

The Highway Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) has contacted federal and local DOT and Law Enforcement agencies to forecast closures or delays resulting from the Ronald Reagan Presidential memorial event

June 7, 2004 - Industry News

High Court Gives Nod to Mexican Trucks in U.S.

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Bush administration can skip a lengthy environmental study and open U.S. roadways to Mexican trucks

May 21, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA Posts New Rules for Driver Training

Beginning July 20, 2004, employers of commercial vehicle drivers operating in interstate commerce must make sure that entry-level drivers receive training

May 19, 2004 - Industry News

Illinois OKs Truck Speed Hike, But Veto Looms

Illinois legislators this week approved a bill that permits truck drivers to travel 65 mph on rural stretches of the state’s interstate highways, but the governor plans to veto the bill

May 19, 2004 - Industry News

Federal Drug Test Proposal May Affect Trucking

A proposal to allow federal agencies to use sweat, saliva and hair in controlled substance testing of government workers may ultimately affect truck drivers

May 12, 2004 - Industry News

Certification of New Mitsubishi Trucks Halted

Japanese transportation authorities have halted certification of new vehicles made by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck following allegations company officials covered up defects that caused wheels to come loose

May 11, 2004 - Industry News

Bush Signs Nonroad Diesel Rule

The Bush Administration’s Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rule, signed Tuesday, will cut emission levels from construction, agricultural and industrial diesel-powered equipment by more than 90%,

May 11, 2004 - Industry News

Engine Builders Vow to Meet EPA’s Nonroad Rules

The Engine Manufacturers Assn. (EMA) responded positively to the announcement of the nonroad diesel engine and fuel regulation finalized Tuesday by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

April 28, 2004 - Industry News

CTA Seeks Relief from Nation’s Highest Diesel Prices

The California Trucking Assn. delivered a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday, seeking to allow federally approved diesel fuel into the state until prices meet the national diesel fuel average

April 22, 2004 - Industry News

Legislation Encourages Halt to Engine Idling

Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) has introduced legislation offering financial incentives to encourage the trucking industry to aid in the nation’s drive for cleaner air by reducing engine idling

March 11, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Asks Energy Chief for Diesel Price Relief

Warning that skyrocketing diesel prices could hinder the economic recovery and cripple the trucking industry, the American Trucking Assns. this week urged the U.S. Energy Secretary to take action

March 8, 2004 - Industry News

Illinois Sides with Schneider Over California Fees

The state of Illinois has ruled that Schneider National doesn’t have to pay more than $10.7 million in trailer fees and penalties assessed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles

February 25, 2004 - Industry News

AMI Leasing Joins EPA SmartWay Partnership

AMI Leasing and Fleet Management Services of Worcester, Mass., has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a national partnership to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions from ground freight transportation.

February 12, 2004 - Industry News

TRIP Report Cites Need for National Freight Policy

California roads and highways carry more truck traffic than any other state in the nation, according to a new study from The Road Information Program (TRIP)

February 4, 2004 - Industry News

Menlo Worldwide Earns C-TPAT Certification

Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, Redwood City, Calif., has announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has formally certified the company as a participant in the U.S. Customs' Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT

January 30, 2004 - Industry News

OOIDA Ordered to Pay Prime $600,000

A U.S. District Court has ordered the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. to pay almost $600,000 to Prime Inc. for attorney’s fees the carrier incurred defending itself against an OOIDA suit

January 21, 2004 - Industry News

Toll Hike OK’d for Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has increased tolls on the turnpike and its extensions by 5.3 cents per mile on average for commercial vehicles, bringing the rates to an average of 17.7 cents per mile

January 16, 2004 - Industry News

Donaldson Retrofitting 1,100 NY School Buses

Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, is providing 1,100 EPA-approved emissions control devices for the New York State Clean Air School Bus Program

November 21, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Voices Concerns About New Cargo Rules

Late last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new rules to help identify cargo shipped into and out of the country

November 6, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Delays Hazmat Background Checks

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued an amendment this week to the interim final rule regarding implementation of background checks for commercial drivers license holders with the hazardous materials endorsement

October 31, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Clarifies Hazmat Jurisdiction

Federal rules governing hazardous materials apply to a carrier’s possession from pickup through delivery, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)

October 23, 2003 - Industry News

ATC Conducts Ag Survey of 25,000 Truck Firms

The Agricultural Transporters Conference (ATC) of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has begun a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop and implement a "Guide for Security Management Practices in Agricultural Commodity Transportation,

October 20, 2003 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Certified for C-TPAT Program

Trailer Bridge Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been accepted as a certified member of the U.S. Customs Service's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

September 30, 2003 - Industry News

Household Goods Rules Postponed

New rules for interstate household goods carriers and brokers have been delayed indefinitely

September 23, 2003 - Industry News

Mineta Campaigns For Transportation Bill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta recently completed a four-day national campaign to seek an end to congressional delays in the passing of President Bush's six-year federal surface transportation reauthorization bill

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