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EPA Air Office Nominee Criticized at Hearing

Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works sharply criticized President Bush’s nominee for head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, objecting to the agency’s stance on certain industrial pollutants.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2006
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EPA to Widen ULSD Testing, Expand Credits for Early Production

The Environmental Protection Agency said it would relax its testing tolerance limits for ultra-low-sulfur diesel and allow refiners to trade credits earned through early ULSD production over a wider area.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2006
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N.J. Gov. Wants to Stop Diverting Gas Tax Revenue

Attempting to shore up New Jersey’s transportation trust fund, Gov. Jon Corzine (D) has asked the legislature to stop diverting a portion of the gasoline tax to the general fund.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 9, 2006
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ATA’s 68-Mph Speed-Limiter Proposal Draws Mixed Reaction

Industry reaction to American Trucking Associations’ recent call for setting engine governors at 68 miles per hour on all new large trucks was mixed last week, with some safety and truck officials applauding the move but others calling the idea impractical.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2006
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Imitation Parts Pose Safety Risk, Executives Say

Sales of counterfeit and knock-off parts for use on heavy-duty trucks are posing safety risks to fleets, with the largest problem being brake components, manufacturing executives told Transport Topics.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 1, 2006
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Kan. Lawmakers Propose Bill Mandating Use of Biodiesel

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. ansas may be the next state to follow Minnesota’s lead in mandating biodiesel, if its legislature passes a bill introduced in the state Senate Jan. 19 that would require all diesel sold in Kansas to contain a blend of at least 2% of fuel derived from vegetable oils or animal fats.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2006
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‘Off-Spec’ Biodiesel Fuel Stalls Minnesota’s Program

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>Key biodiesel promoters said fuel that did not meet Minnesota’s specifications contributed to the problem of clogged truck filters that led the state to suspend its requirement for all diesel sold there to contain some soybean-based biodiesel.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2006
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Experts to Consider California’s Environmental Regulations

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. fficials from federal and California regulatory agencies said they will meet with trucking, port and rail executives Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Long Beach, Calif., to discuss the future of goods movement in the state and the implications that new California environmental regulations will have on the transportation industry.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2006
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Restrictions Prevent Many Carriers From Retrofit Funds

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. any longhaul carriers are ineligible for state and local emission-control retrofit grants because they do not do enough business in the geographic areas the programs cover, transportation officials said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2006
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Illinois, Missouri at Odds Over Bridge Financing

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. he Illinois Department of Transportation said it opposed a proposal by the Missouri DOT to allow tolls on a planned Mississippi River bridge carrying Interstate 70.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
December 30, 2005