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Hazmat firms to provide emergency info

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will require shippers of hazardous materials to include their name or contract number on shipping papers.

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Senate committee approves Ferro

A Senate committee approved the nomination of Anne Ferro to be administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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EPA to decide if SCR guidance is binding

The EPA is seeking a 60-day stay of the lawsuit filed by Navistar challenging the agency's guidance to truck and engine makers that are using selective catalytic reduction to achieve 2010 emissions standards.

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NAFTA surface trade fell in August

Surface transportation trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico declined 24.9 percent in August from a year earlier.

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Rockslide closes I-40 in N.C.

Interstate 40 is closed in North Carolina near the Tennessee state line due to a rockslide that could take several months to clear away.

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FMCSA to reconsider hours rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to conduct another rulemaking regarding hours-of-service regulations.

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NTSB pushes for sleep apnea program

The National Transportation Safety Board wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to begin a program to identify commercial drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

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FMCSA strikes on drugs, alcohol

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted its first national drug and alcohol strike force in September that removed 77 truck and bus drivers from the road.

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Trucking remains weak, Fed says

In the latest Federal Reserve Beige Book report of national economic activity, transportation services activity generally declined.

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Mack, Volvo to merge, keep brands separate

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will merge Nov. 1 into a single organization called North American Trucks.

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