Bill will require EPA to consider costs of fuel regs

A bill that directs the president to establish an interagency committee to study certain EPA rules and actions that impact the price of diesel fuels and gasoline was introduced by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, and Rep. John Barrow (R-GA).   The Gasoline Regulations Act ensures that…

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Free webinar to cover trucking industry economics & trends

While there have been some promising signs of recovery during the past year, increasing fuel prices, sluggish growth in certain fleet sectors and a shortage of commercial truck drivers have combined to put increasing pressure on the trucking industry. To help the trucking industry understand these and other critical trends that are shaping the industry,…

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ATA’s Costello: “Most economic indicators still look good”

ATA tonnage index up again in March The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported this morning that its advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index edged up 0.2% in March. That comes after increasing 0.5% in February. ATA noted February’s upswing was unchanged from the preliminary gain it reported on March 27th. The SA index…

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NHTSA probing alleged International school bus stall/fire-hazard defect

Navistar’s International CE school-bus unit last summer issued a voluntary recall of 15,500 school buses regarding a potential fire hazard and it became known today that one week ago, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA)Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) launched a Preliminary Evaluation [NHTSA Action Number  PE12011]of Model Year 2008 International CE school buses.…

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GPS Tracking & Fleet Management – Diesel Falls Again, Declining 4.2¢, to $4.085; Gasoline Falls 5.2¢ to $3.87 a Gallon

Diesel fell for the third time in four weeks, doubling last week’s decline to a 4.2-cent drop to $4.085 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Gasoline, meanwhile, fell for the third straight week, down 5.2 cents to $3.87, DOE said following its weekly survey of filling stations.