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Trucking Opposes Plan to Raise Hazmat Fees

A proposed federal rule that triples to $3,000 the annual registration fee for large hazardous materials motor carriers but maintains a fee of $300 for small carriers places an unfair burden on large carriers, American Trucking Associations and National Tank Truck Carriers said in written comments opposing the new rule.

March 15, 2010
Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Canada Delays Electronic Manifest Requirement

Canada has delayed its plan to require carriers with incoming shipments to submit manifest information electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said.

March 12, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Opinion: Heavier Trucks Deliver Safer, Greener Future

The shipping industry in the United States has the opportunity in the next 18 months to dramatically improve its efficiency and ability to compete in the global economy.

March 10, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Daimler’s Renschler Says Global Truck Market Recovering Slowly

The head of Daimler AG’s truck unit said worldwide truck demand may take several more years to return to pre-recession levels, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

March 10, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Legislative Initiatives ‘Undercut’ Owner-Operator Model

Nearly 90 proposals in 24 states and Congress would “undercut” independent contractor classification and subject carriers using owner-operators to “greater scrutiny and exposure,” according to a new American Trucking Associations’ owner-operator classification alert.

March 9, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Bose Corp. Sets Price for High-Tech Seat

Bose Corp. officials have set the retail price for a sophisticated new heavy-duty truck seat, which is now available for purchase, at $5,995.

March 8, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Proposed Hazmat Fees Unfair to Large Carriers, ATA Says

A proposed federal rule that triples to $3,000 the annual registration fee for large motor carriers who haul hazardous materials but maintains a $300 fee for small carriers places an unfair burden on large carriers, American Trucking Associations said.

March 8, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Rule Changes Ahead for SafeStat Audits

The rules are changing for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “SafeStat” audits for trucking companies.

March 5, 2010
Business, Government, Autonomous

Lawmakers Seek Resolution of Mexican Trucks Dispute

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A group of 56 U.S. lawmakers have urged the Obama administration to resolve a dispute with Mexico over cross-border trucking that has damaged bilateral trade, Reuters reported.

March 4, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel, Equipment, Autonomous

Diesel Emissions-Reduction Funds Available in SoCal

California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District is offering incentive funding of up to $50,000 for the purchase of a diesel truck or up to $100,000 for the purchase of a natural gas truck, in return for scrapping an older Class 8 diesel truck, the agency said.

March 2, 2010

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