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Government, Business, Safety

Transport Advocates Optimistic About Road Bill Early Next Year

Transportation officials said they are optimistic Congress still will pass a long-term highway bill in coming months, but the exact timetable could depend on how quickly lawmakers wrap up debate on other legislation.

October 20, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Feds Eye New Hazmat Carrier Regs

Federal regulators plan to offer a new regulation early next year that will prohibit flammable liquids from being transported in unprotected product piping on existing and newly manufactured cargo tank trucks.

Transport Topics
October 20, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

N.Y. Governor Wants to Regulate GPS Use in Trucking

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is calling for a state law that would require truckers using global positioning system devices to use only ones containing truck route information.

Transport Topics
October 20, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

New FHWA Chief to Look at Big-Picture Transport Issues

Once the economy recovers and freight traffic begins to grow again, the nation needs to look at broad transportation issues that address everything from funding to livability, newly appointed Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez said.

October 19, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Sets $21 Million for Hazmat First Responders

The Department of Transportation said Monday it was handing out $20.9 million to states to help train first responders dealing with hazardous materials incidents.

October 19, 2009
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Says Clean Diesel Efforts Are Working

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week its clean diesel efforts have produced $500 million to $1.4 billion in public health benefits.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Foes of I-80 Pa. Tolls Release Study Detailing Costs

A new study released by foes of plans to toll Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania found that tolls would increase the cost of doing business in the region and would likely result in an increase in highway crashes as vehicles divert away from the highway.

October 13, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Two Canadian Provinces to Harmonize Truck Rules

Canada’s Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces have signed a memorandum of understanding to write uniform trucking regulations on everything from weight limits to driver training.

October 13, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Among EPA SmartWay Award Recipients

LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations was one of 37 groups to receive an Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency here on Oct. 6.

Transport Topics
October 13, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Economy, Government Rules Lead ATRI Survey of Truckers’ Concerns

LAS VEGAS — The economy and government regulations top the list of the trucking industry’s concerns, according to the latest survey from the American Transportation Research Institute.

October 12, 2009

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