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Government, Business, Safety

ATA Unveils New Trailer From GE

American Trucking Associations said last week it was unveiling a new trailer for use in its image and outreach programs.

March 2, 2009
Business, Safety, Government

ATA Leaders Call on Capitol

WASHINGTON — American Trucking Associations members gathered here last week to build support within Congress and the Obama administration on issues ranging from highway financing to potential union-organizing legislation.

March 2, 2009
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

LaHood Rejects Fuel Tax Hike After Urging Funding Creativity

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said federal officials should explore all options to finance infrastructure, but he later strongly rejected a fuel tax increase, at least while the economy is in recession.

March 2, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Fleet Grew in 4Q Following 1st Decline, Polk Says

The number of Class 8 trucks operating in the United States increased by 60,000 at the end of the fourth quarter from a year earlier, reversing the first-ever decline of 17,000 that research firm R.L. Polk & Co. reported at the end of the third quarter.

March 2, 2009
Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Government

Obama’s Call for Cap-and-Trade a Concern for ATA Chairman

President Obama called on Congress to approve legislation creating a cap-and-trade system aimed at reducing carbon emissions. Obama spoke on Feb. 24 to Congress in a joint session and invited spectators, who included the chairman of American Trucking Associations.

March 2, 2009
Business, Safety, Government

Congressmen Back LaHood in Dispute Over VMT Comment

ARLINGTON, Va. — Congressional leaders from both parties last week defended Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood after a spokesman for President Obama rebuffed LaHood’s suggestion that the government might use a vehicle miles-traveled tax to finance highways.

March 2, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Engine Makers Defend SCR Against ‘Unsubstantiated Claims’

Truck engine makers planning to use selective catalytic reduction in 2010 engines lashed out last week against what one executive called “unsubstantiated attacks leveled against SCR” by the one manufacturer that plans to use only exhaust gas recirculation to cut emissions of smog-forming nitrogen oxides.

March 2, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Outraged By Fees; Proposes Ending UCR

In response to a proposal to more than double annual registration fees on interstate trucking companies, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said the program created to collect and distribute the fees should be abolished.

March 2, 2009
Business, Safety, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Increases

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region contracted in February for a fifth straight month, the Institute for Supply Chain Management-Chicago said Friday.

February 27, 2009
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Continue to Fall

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Rail and intermodal traffic continued their weeks-long decline last week, the Association of American Railroads said.

February 27, 2009

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