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Carriers Want Confidentiality

Twenty-four carriers have requested confidentiality under new rules regarding financial and operating data interstate trucking companies must file with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Rail Safety Bill Would Give Rails a Tax Break

Railroads would get a nifty tax break under rail crossing safety legislation now circulating on Capitol Hill


Safety Bill Will Move Quickly in House

Truck safety legislation will be the top item on the House Transportation Committee's list when Congress returns to work Wednesday after its August recess. The package of reforms would fulfill trucking's long-time dream of a separate motor carrier administration in the Department of Transportation


FHWA Cracks Down On Rail Crossing Violators

Starting October 4, truck or bus drivers convicted of violating railroad/highway grade crossing laws will temporarily lose their commercial licenses


Oregon Governor Signs Trucking Bills

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed two bills of significance to the trucking industry and vetoed a bill that would have raised speed limits in the state


Second Day Of NTSB Hearing Focuses On Latest Technology

The National Transportation Safety Board truck safety hearing continued in Nashville yesterday with a closer look at several existing and prototype truck safety technologies, including collision warning systems, new brake technology, and rollover warning and prevention


FHWA Won't Ask For Rear Guard Retrofits

The Federal Highway Administration says it does not intend to propose a retrofitting requirement for rear impact protection on older trailers, but it has tightened safety rules to make sure devices on new trailers are properly maintained


NTSB Pushes Technology At Truck Safety Hearing

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall is pressing for highway safety to be at the top of the agenda for federal and state governments and the trucking industry. Yesterday, during the first day of a three-day hearing on safety technology for commercial vehicles, he seemed to have some doubts as to whether that is the case


Hours-Of-Service Proposal Getting Closer

A long-awaited proposal to reform truck driver hours-of-service appears to be nearing publication


Senator Introduces Inspection Legislation

In response to a recent bus tragedy in New Orleans, a Louisiana senator has introduced legislation to improve motor carrier safety compliance reviews

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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