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October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Mexican Officials Want U.S. Action on the Cross-border Trucking Dispute

Mexico will no longer accept a U.S. pilot program as a way of allowing Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S

October 20, 2010 - Industry News

Secretary LaHood Announces Funding for Innovative Transportation Projects

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as announced funding agreements from the U.S. Department of Transportation's popular TIGER II program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to transit, rail, and ports

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Continues its Climb as Crude Prices Inch Higher

The national average diesel price posted a seven-cent gain on Monday, hitting $3.073 per gallon as the Department of Energy released its weekly energy survey

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 18, 2010 - Industry News

Senator Looks Ahead to Infrastructure Action, Election, Lame Duck Session

One senator predicts that once we get past the mid-term elections and this fall's lame duck session, Congress will finally start seriously working on a highway reauthorization program

October 17, 2010 - Industry News

Not Using PSP Could Be 'Huge Mistake'

At a time when we're dealing with more acronyms than ever from the U.S. Department of Transportation - CSA 2010, HOS, EOBRs - there's one that may be getting overlooked: PSP, or pre-employment screening program

October 14, 2010 - Industry News

Report Predicts Clean Diesel Will Grow in Importance

With the United States moving to implement stronger environmental and fuel economy standards and expand the use of renewable fuels, clean diesel fuel is "poised to take on an even greater role in the U.S. transportation market," according to a newly-released Hart Energy Consulting report

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 13, 2010 - Industry News

DOE: Diesel to Average Near $3 for 2010

The Department of Energy predicts diesel prices will average near $3 for the year and will be higher next year, while crude oil prices are expected to be slightly higher this winter than last

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 12, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Jump Second Week in a Row; Crude Prices Drop

BP's Texas City refinery. (Photo courtesy BP)

Diesel prices jumped 6.6 cents, the second weekly price increase in a row, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Obama Talks Transportation Infrastructure

President Obama holds a meeting with Cabinet secretaries, former secretaries of transportation and mayors and governors on infrastructure investment Monday at the White House.

President Obama Monday pushed for action on infrastructure investment in order to create jobs and improve the country's long-term competitiveness and efficiency, touting his plan introduced last month that calls for a $50 billion up-front investment and creation of an infrastructure bank

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Efforts Would Reform International Registration Plan

An effort is under way to change the International Registration Plan, the system through which interstate motor carriers fulfill their vehicle registration obligations, to make the plan more flexible for the industry and simpler for states and industry alike

October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Bill in House Aims to 'Reduce Barriers to New Truck Acquisition'

New bill would cut costs for equipment acquisition. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

Among the bills introduced on Capitol Hill right before Congress headed out for the election recess was one that would repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers, and replace it with a 7.3-cents-per-gallon diesel tax increase

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

PA Police Put 208 Trucks Out of Service During 'Operation FracNET'

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 208 trucks out of service during a three-day enforcement effort that focused on commercial vehicles hauling waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations in the state

October 6, 2010 - Industry News

CR Doesn't Renew Heavier Truck Pilot Program; CVSA Says It's Not Dead Yet

A pilot program allowing heavier trucks to run in Maine and Vermont was not renewed in a funding measure allowing DOT and other federal agencies to operate until after the November elections

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Up Tuesday

Diesel prices jumped more than 3 cents from Monday to Tuesday, according to Promiles, which showed an average price of $3.008 Tuesday, up 3.1 cents from the previous day

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 5, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Considering Amendments to Reefer Regs

The California Air Resources Board has issued proposed amendments to its Transport Refrigeration Unit regulation

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Highest Since May

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel was $3, according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

October 4, 2010 - Industry News

HOS Waiver Granted for Fertilizer Delivery

A two-year federal waiver from hours-of-service regulations for truckers delivering anhydrous ammonia fertilizer has been granted to help the agriculture industry

October 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Law Aims to Make CARB More Transparent

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week signed into law a measure to make the California Air Resource Board's enforcement efforts more transparent

October 1, 2010 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposing Truck Tire Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a proposed rule to revise and upgrade Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 119, which specifies requirements for new truck tires

September 30, 2010 - Industry News

Rep. Richardson Introduces Highway Freight Bill

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., has added some new ideas to the ongoing debate over the federal highway program, introducing a bill that would create a Goods Movement Trust Fund funded in part by a 12-cent hike in the diesel tax paid by trucks

September 30, 2010 - Industry News

EIA Analyst Forecasts Diesel Price Increase of 10 to 15 Cents Next Year

The Energy Information Administration is working to improve its forecast reports. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

Diesel prices are likely to go up 10 to 15 cents a gallon next year over this year, said Tancred Lidderdale of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Lidderdale heads the EIA's analytical team that produces the monthly fuel price forecast that is a key data point for trucking industry planners. He discussed diesel supply and demand at an Oil Price Information Service conference in Atlanta earlier this week

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

Carrier Alliance Pushing for Congress to Pass EOBR Mandate Next Year

A group of carriers is pushing to make electronic logs mandatory. (Photo courtesy PeopleNet)

The group of trucking companies that is pushing legislation to mandate electronic onboard recorders plans to spend the rest of the year gathering allies and building support for passage of the bill next year

September 29, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Puts 139 Hazmat Trucks Out of Service

The Pennsylvania State Police placed 139 trucks out of service and issued 572 traffic citations during a one-day statewide enforcement effort focusing on commercial vehicles that transport hazardous materials

September 28, 2010 - Industry News

Highway Loss Data Institute: "Texting Bans Don't Reduce Crashes"

Louisiana -- Collision claims per 100 insured vehicle years, by month before and after texting law for all drivers, compared with Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. Courtesy HDLI.

Researchers at the Highway Loss Data Institute in Arlington, Va., say laws prohibiting motorists from texting while driving are not bringing down crash rates. In fact, HLDI says crash rates tend to increase after a ban goes into effect

September 28, 2010 - Industry News

Industry Applauds California Brake Lining Legislation

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation aimed at reducing the amount of copper in brake pads -- a bill brake makers applauded after working with legislators to address potential problems with the initial proposal

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