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August 19, 2005 - Industry News

California Diesel Prices 60 Cents Higher Than Elsewhere

Diesel fuel prices have hit an all-time high in California, topping San Francisco off at $3.15 per gallon.

August 16, 2005 - Industry News

Iowa Hikes Speed Limits and Enforcement on Rural Interstates

Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has signed legislation increasing the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 to 70 mph.

August 12, 2005 - Industry News

C&C Trucking Selects Eaton VORAD Collision Warning Systems

Eaton Corp. has announced that C&C Trucking Inc., of Duncan, S.C., has specified the Eaton VORAD EVT-300 collision warning system on its recent purchase of 75 International 9400 tractors to be delivered in 2005 and 2006

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

Chevron Delo Names July’s MTRN Million Milers

Chevron's Delo product family of lubricants and coolants sponsors the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million Mile Club, which saw eight new members initiated into the program in July

August 8, 2005 - Industry News

Eight Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club for July

Chevron Delo, sponsor of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, announced eight new members in July 2005. Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, now in its 13th year, honors truck drivers with one million miles of accident-free driving

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 2, 2005 - Industry News

Safety Inspectors Compete in Championship Event Aug. 15-19

Forty-nine highly trained truck and bus safety inspectors from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will gather in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 15-19 to participate in the 13th annual North American Inspectors Championship.

August 1, 2005 - Industry News

DOT Announces Record Low Highway Fatality Rate in 2004

The fatality rate on the nation’s highways in 2004 was the lowest since record-keeping began 30 years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Monday

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

Share the Road Program Unveils New Web Site for Motorists

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has gone “live” with a new “Share the Road” web site aimed at educating motorists about the safest ways to drive alongside tractor-trailers.

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 17, 2005 - Industry News

Eight Driving Aces Join Midnight Trucking Radio Million-Mile Club for June

Chevron Delo, sponsor of the Midnight Trucking Radio Network's Million-Mile Club, announced eight new members in June 2005

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 16, 2005 - Industry News

Upcoming Study: Distractions Contributed to Crashes

ABC News reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is preparing to release a new study on distracted driving

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

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