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ATA wants clarity for HOS documentation rules

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) filed a lawsuit with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a hours-of-service (HOS) supporting documents regulation.

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EOBR Debate Re-Ignites

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON – ATA and OOIDA step up debate on EOBRs.

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California ports might be forced to clean up environment program

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOS ANGELES — A handful of controversial measures making up the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Clean Port program were put on hold by a U.S. federal judge recently.

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Drivers In States Recognized for Meritorious Work

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TROY, MI — Many companies like Meritor are showing truck drivers a bit more appreciation than usual during Driver Appreciation Week.

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New York ports clean up their act

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is launching a Clean Trucks Program, similar to one already in operation on the west coast.

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Limiters given speed boost south of the border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The speed-limiter bug is spreading south of the border.

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CSA Scores Unreliable, U.S. Gov. Agency Review Agrees

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CSA safety enforcement program cannot accurately assess the safety of small carriers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in its recent review.

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ATA urges quick action on “Jason’s Law”

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — Legislation aimed at implementing a pilot program to address shortages in safe parking for commercial vehicles on the U.S. highway system got full support from the American Trucking Associations.

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Slow Down, Tex, says ATA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Eighty-five miles per hour is too fast, says the ATA in the wake of the recent maximum speed change in Texas.

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CTA suggests fixes for smoother border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The new chief at the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is determined clean up inefficiencies at the border and says he’ll start with “low-hanging fruit.”

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ATA urges White House to tap oil reserve

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is urging the White House to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an attempt to break the current run-up in crude oil prices before they further constrain the U.S. economy.