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Anxious Transition to ULSD Smoother Than Expected — So Far

As new diesel standards took effect in 2006, refiners and fuel retailers said the nationwide transition to ultra-low-sulfur diesel was smoother than expected, despite concerns that the new fuel would cause supply shortages in some parts of the United States.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2006
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CVSA Plans Vote on Roadside Brake-Testing Devices

An official with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance told Transport Topics the group will vote next year on whether to include performance-based brake-testing devices as an enforcement tool during roadside truck inspections.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2006
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Group Warns on Biodiesel

he biodiesel industry’s largest trade group has issued a “winter weather advisory” after 50% of the samples in a national test failed to meet quality standards. br clear="all">

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2006
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Seat-Belt Laws, Liability Changes Top Agenda For ATA Insurance Task Force, Officials Say

DALLAS — Trucking executives will continue to advocate insurance and legal reforms in state legislatures and will work to institute primary seat-belt laws across the country, industry officials said during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition here.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2006
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FHWA Approves Final Standards For Truck Parking Program

The Federal Highway Administration said it has approved final criteria for a program aimed at helping truckers find parking near interstates.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2006
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U.S. Border Security Costs Canadians Business, Time

Although the Canadian trucking industry may face several regulatory changes in the years ahead that could improve operations for carriers, it’s unlikely that it will become less difficult for them to cross the U.S. border in the near future, said David Bradley, chief executive officer of the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2006
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Court Rejects California Rule Requiring Engine ‘Reflash’

California’s Superior Court last week overturned a state regulation that required all trucks with 1993 to 1998 model-year engines operating in the state to be reprogrammed to include more stringent emission controls.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2006
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Engine Makers File With EPA to Certify New 2007 Models

ll major U.S. heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers said they have submitted applications to the Environmental Protection Agency for certification of their 2007 models and expected to have the new, cleaner-burning engines available for sale by the beginning of next year.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2006
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Retailers Say They Are Ready to Start Selling ULSD Oct. 15

Fuel retailers said they would be ready to sell ultra-low-sulfur diesel when the Environmental Protection Agency’s final implementation phase of the new fuel takes effect Oct. 15.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2006
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Emissions Gear Seen Cutting ’07 Trucks’ Carrying Capacity

Truck makers and fleet managers said they are concerned new diesel particulate filters and engine-cooling systems in 2007 trucks could decrease hauling capacity.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2006