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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

CARB May Delay Some Diesel-Emissions Regs

California environmental regulators are considering several options to delay some requirements of the state’s diesel emissions regulation to provide “short-term relief” for truckers feeling the effects of the recession.

January 26, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel, Safety

Heavy Truck Fuel Consumption Can Be Reduced 30%, DOE Says

Aggressive fuel economy research and development funded by the federal government will reduce fuel consumption of long-haul trucks by 30%, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a Senate committee Thursday.

January 25, 2010
Government, Business

Heavier Trucks Running on Vermont Interstates

Trucks as heavy as 100,000 pounds are now traveling on all interstate highways in Vermont, thanks to action last month by state legislators and Gov. Jim Douglas (R).

January 25, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Revises SCR Guidance for ’10 Engines

In a legal maneuver designed to bolster its defense in a federal lawsuit filed by truck manufacturer Navistar Inc., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its 2010 engine selective catalytic reduction guidance to remove a specific requirement limiting the hours and miles a truck can operate after its urea tank runs dry.

January 19, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

CFTC Issues Proposed Trading Rule on Oil Position Limits

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission has issued a proposed rule that would limit the number of oil and gas futures contracts investors can hold.

January 19, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Will Meet Deadline on Hours Rule, Ferro Says

WASHINGTON — Anne Ferro, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, told Transport Topics the agency was committed to meeting its deadline to revise the driver hours-of-service rule.

January 19, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

LaHood Sees Road Bill in 2010, but Funding Questions Remain

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week he expected the Obama administration and Congress would agree on a surface transportation bill that could be finalized before the end of the year.

January 19, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

Ferro Hopes for Variety of Perspectives on HOS Rule

WASHINGTON — Anne Ferro, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, told Transport Topics she hoped the agency will get a variety of points of view during its upcoming public hearings on hours-of-service.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2010
Government, Business

Maine Opens Interstates to Heavy Trucks

A federal pilot project taking heavy trucks off Maine’s local routes is drawing cheers from residents along the roads the trucks used to travel.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2010
Government, Business

Feds Go on Offensive Against Texting with Ads And Web Site

A new Web site and a new television public service ad are the latest tools in the federal government’s campaign against distracted drivers.

Transport Topics
January 5, 2010

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