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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Ports’ Clean Trucks Goals Will Be Met by 2010, Los Angeles and Long Beach Officials Say

Officials with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach said they expect to reach their clean trucks goal of reducing port diesel emissions 80% by the end of 2010 — a year or more ahead of schedule.

October 12, 2009
Government, Business

Outlook Uncertain on Highway, Climate-Change Bills

LAS VEGAS — With the attention of Congress and the Obama administration focused elsewhere, several political observers said the prospects for major actions like the highway bill and climate change legislation passing this year could be dim.

October 6, 2009
Government, Business

DHS Extends States’ REAL ID Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security has given states an additional six weeks to request an extension to implement toughened drivers’ licenses and identification card security standards mandated by the REAL ID Act of 2005.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ohio Turnpike Adds E-ZPass, Offers Truck Discounts

The Ohio Turnpike has joined the E-ZPass toll collection system. Until Oct. 1, when the turnpike opened its new E-ZPass lanes, the roadway had no electronic tolling system and only accepted cash payments.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers Pitch Solutions to Driver Texting ‘Epidemic’

WASHINGTON — While government officials, researchers and industry executives debated the merits of limiting driver distractions, state and federal lawmakers used last week’s distracted driving summit to pitch their various solutions to what Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called “an epidemic.”

October 5, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA’s New Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to Exempt Medium-, Heavy-Duty Fleets

The first-ever federal rule for greenhouse gas emissions reporting will not require trucking companies operating medium- and heavy-duty fleets to record and report carbon emissions data.

October 5, 2009
Government, Business

Senate Expected to Introduce Measure Addressing Rail Shipping Rate Gripes

Long-awaited rail legislation to address customers’ complaints about high rail shipping rates could be introduced in the Senate shortly, said analysts and trade groups who are eager to see the bill’s details.

October 5, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

DOT to Ban Texts, Limit In-Cab Devices

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will move to ban cell-phone texting by truck drivers and to restrict the use of other in-cab communications units, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

October 5, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

DDC Asks EPA Approval for Its 2010 SCR Engines

Detroit Diesel Corp. completed its filing with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval of its 2010 truck engines, the third U.S. engine maker to do so, the company said Sept. 29, adding that it also filed with the California Air Resources Board.

Transport Topics
October 5, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Panel Questions Ferro Over FMCSA Confirmation Bid

WASHINGTON — Anne Ferro, President Obama’s choice to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, had her day before the Senate Commerce Committee last week as its members weighed her confirmation.

September 29, 2009

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