Industry Backs Truck Efficiency Standards

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Initial reactions from truck and engine manufacturers have been supportive of the heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards announced Tuesday by President Obama.

August 10, 2011

Caterpillar to Pay $2.55 Million for Sales of Engines With Improper Emissions Controls

Caterpillar Inc. will pay $2.55 million to the federal and California governments to settle claims it sold engines without proper emissions controls and violated emissions control reporting and engine labeling regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

August 8, 2011

NTSB Issues Rollover Recommendations Aimed at Improving Tank Truck Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board last week issued a slate of comprehensive regulatory recommendations aimed at reducing the number of cargo tank truck rollovers by mandating the installation of roll stability technologies and improved cargo tank design.

August 1, 2011

FMCSA Says It Can Improve Road Safety by Regulating Shippers, Freight Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it wants to extend its regulatory reach over the next five years to include not only trucks and buses but also shippers, brokers and receivers.

July 11, 2011

‘Regulatory Overload’ Stalls Trucking, ATA Official Tells Transportation Panel

WASHINGTON — Trucking is burdened with “regulatory overload,” an American Trucking Associations official told a panel of Department of Transportation officials.

March 21, 2011