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ULSD Use May Spawn More Retrofit Programs

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>WASHINGTON — As ultra-low-sulfur diesel becomes available to meet federal engine emission standards scheduled to take effect in 2007, state and local governments will have an opportunity to run more retrofit programs to clean exhaust emissions of older trucks and buses, air quality officials said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2005
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ATA Asks Feds Not to Require Driver Passports at Borders

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>American Trucking Associations and other industry groups have asked that when the federal government implements new border security regulations, it will accept forms of identification other than passports for commercial truck traffic traveling between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2005
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Truckers Say Biodiesel Clogging Fuel Filters

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>Diesel fuel sold in Minnesota, which now requires a 2% biodiesel blend, is clogging trucks’ fuel filters, prompting some companies outside the state to tell their drivers traveling through Minnesota not to refuel in the state, a trucking official said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2005
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Trucking Seeks Help on ULSD from Refiners, Distributors

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>PHOENIX — Trucking executives called for greater cooperation among diesel refiners, fuel transporters and retailers, and warned that carriers will have to monitor their fuel sources for quality as the industry makes the transition to ultra-low-sulfur diesel and 2007 model trucks late next year.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2005
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Executives Raise Concerns Over ULSD Shortages in Disasters

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. HOENIX — A national disaster akin to Hurricanes Katrina or Rita in the next few years could spell trouble for the trucking industry once trucks requiring ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel are in wide use, trucking industry executives and engine manufacturers said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2005
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Ind. Gov. Plans to Double Tolls, Troubling Truck Companies

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>A plan by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would more than double tolls for truckers on the Indiana Toll Road, which a truck official said would make local business operations for carriers more difficult.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2005
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GE Taps Artuso To Head Trailer Fleet Services

Joe Artuso will re-place Marty Thomas as president of General Electric’s Trailer Fleet Services business, GE said last month.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2005
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NAFC: Software Packages Gain Importance Among Carriers

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>Software packages that help carriers boost productivity and improve profits are gaining importance for trucking companies, even though their benefits are often hard to measure, officials of American Trucking Associations’ National Accounting & Finance Council told Transport Topics last week.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2005
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Official Says U.S. to Deploy Electronic Border Clearing by 2006

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. OSTON — Domestic carriers crossing into Canada or Mexico need to prepare now for the full rollout of a federal electronic clearance system expected to be fully operational by next October, a trucking official said here.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2005
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Ex-DHS Chief Ridge Calls for Standardized Border Security

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. OSTON — Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge urged the trucking industry to push for standardized security requirements to improve truck movement across U.S. borders.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2005