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Truckers Concerned About Minn.’s New 2% Biodiesel Mandate

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. innesota has become the first state to require that diesel fuel contain a blend of 2% biodiesel — a mandate that has trucking worried about the cost and performance of the blended fuel, said John Hausladen, president of the Minnesota Trucking Association.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2005
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EMA Pushes Fuel Refiners to Boost Cetane in Diesel

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. he Engine Manufacturers Association said it would push diesel refiners to raise cetane standards in diesel fuel, while refiners said making such fuel would raise costs.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2005
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EPA Extends High-Sulfur Diesel Fuel Waiver

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 13 extended a temporary emergency waiver to allow the continued sale of some high-sulfur diesel fuel to truckers in the wake of fuel shortages caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2005
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N.J. Police Can Ticket Trucks for Illegal Idling

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. aw enforcement officials in New Jersey now have the power to ticket truck drivers who exceed the state’s three-minute idling law, under a new diesel-emission reduction plan signed by acting Gov. Richard Codey Sept. 7, said Gail Toth, executive director of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2005
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Crops Damaged, But Grain Moves Again on Mississippi

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>Some grain shipments resumed last week on the Mississippi River, easing initial fears of a total economic catastrophe for the U.S. agricultural industry, but officials said Hurricane Katrina had nonetheless inflicted a damaging blow on the industry.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2005
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Katrina Cripples Transport in Gulf Region

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>As residents and officials struggled to cope with the widespread destruction of Hurricane Katrina, freight transportation in the Southeastern United States came to a virtual standstill last week.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2005
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Minnesota Reviewing Truck Size and Weight Standards

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. he Minnesota Department of Transportation said it asked state lawmakers to delay proposals for exemptions to truck size and weight laws while it undergoes a review of existing standards.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2005
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Truck-Toll Lanes Proposed in Atlanta

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. img src="http://www.ttnews.com/images/printeditiontag_new.gif" width=120 align=right>Trucks may get their own lanes on parts of Atlanta's interstate highway system after a study by the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority suggested Atlanta metro-area interstates would be 20% less crowded if truck-only toll lanes were added instead of previously proposed carpool lanes.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2005
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Trucking Officials Say Ohio Accident Study Inconclusive

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. rucking officials said a recent study that found an increase in accidents involving commercial trucks on the Ohio Turnpike since the speed limit was raised was inconclusive because it did not provide enough information as to whom was at fault.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2005
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Md. Highway Agency Rejects Proposed Tolls on I-81

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. Maryland State Highway Administration panel recommended that state officials throw out a proposal to implement tolls along a stretch of Interstate 81, after local officials and business owners voiced a strong objection.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2005