March 2011 News Archive

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The American Trucking Associations (ATA) recently announced that it is urging President Barack Obama and his administration to open up opportunities for domestic oil production, Transport Topics reports.

Many companies are seeking new ways to manage their fleets with regards to trucking safety, conserving fuel and the health of their employees in an effort to cut costs.

Officials at a recent national conference of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Associations say that federal proposals are aimed at trucking safety, The Indianapolis Star reports.

Officials from the Government Accountability Office recently announced that the cost of the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program may continue to rise, Trucking Info reports.

State lawmakers in Maryland recently debated a proposed 10 cent increase to the its 23.5 cent per gallon gas tax.

Officials from Fremont, California recently announced a proposal that would ban commercial trucks on Niles Canyon Road near Interstate 680, The Oakland Tribune reports.

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveals that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail even during low-impact crashes, Transport Topics reports.

Many companies and owner-operators are concerned that the new rules that have been proposed by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will negatively impact the driver shortage, Cedar Valley Business Monthly reports.

Many proposals from the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have caused the American Trucking Associations to question the validity of the studies used to determine a new rule limiting the length of truck drivers' shifts, Bloomberg reports.

Experts in the trucking industry say that trucking companies are expected to increase their rates for delivery in 2011, which could add to their inflation worries, USA Today reports.

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