For-the-Record

| January 01, 2011


Diesel Price Watch

Prices are the average, self serve, cash at truckstops November 1-30, 2010*


ALABAMA 2.99

ARIZONA 3.20

ARKANSAS 3.05

CALIFORNIA 3.30

COLORADO 3.18

CONNECTICUT 3.38

DELAWARE 3.14

FLORIDA 3.14

GEORGIA 3.06

IDAHO 3.37

ILLINOIS 3.24

INDIANA 3.05

IOWA 3.14

KANSAS 3.14

KENTUCKY 3.09

LOUISIANA 3.03

MAINE 3.17

MARYLAND 3.17

MASSACHUSETTS 3.24

MICHIGAN 3.20

MINNESOTA 3.25

MISSISSIPPI 2.98

MISSOURI 3.01

MONTANA 3.31

NEBRASKA 3.15

NEVADA 3.22

NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.11

NEW JERSEY 3.05

NEW MEXICO 3.13

NEW YORK 3.33

NORTH CAROLINA 3.06

NORTH DAKOTA 3.31

OHIO 3.16

OKLAHOMA 3.01

OREGON 3.06

PENNSYLVANIA 3.25

RHODE ISLAND 3.17

SOUTH CAROLINA 2.96

SOUTH DAKOTA 3.10

TENNESSEE 2.98

TEXAS 3.06

UTAH 3.31

VERMONT 3.27

VIRGINIA 2.98

WASHINGTON 3.48

WEST VIRGINIA 3.21

WISCONSIN 3.20

WYOMING 3.17

Source: T-Chek Systems Inc., Eden Prairie, MN.

For more information, (877) SOS-CHEK or www.tchek.com

*Some prices may not include certain state taxes



ATA Names Road Team Finalists

Jill Dunn

Thirty-four truckers are finalists in the American Trucking Associations’ selection process to become 2011-12 America’s Road Team Captains.

The association created the group in 1986 to positively represent the trucking industry. Nominees must be employed or leased to ATA member companies. The program is sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America.

During Jan. 9-11, judges will rate finalists on areas including trucking knowledge, dedication to safety and their driving records. The captains will then receive Road Team blazers and spend the next two years promoting trucking.

The names, hometowns and companies of the finalists are:

• Julian F. Alexander; Chicago Heights, Ill.; YRC

• Willie Atkinson; Florence, S.C.; Con-way Freight

• Gary G. Babbitt; Irving, Texas; Central Freight Lines

• Raleigh Barber; Atlanta; Con-way Freight

• Joe Allen Boyd; Mount Crawford, Va.; Wal-Mart Transportation

• David Boyer; Wytheville, Va.; ABF Freight System

• Randall Dee Briggs; West Valley City, Utah; YRC

• Danny Fuller; Jonesboro, Ark.; Con-way Freight

• Ronald Carl Fuller; Irving, Texas; Central Freight Lines

• Aaron R. Garvey; Glendale, Ore.; A&M Transport

• Earl Wayne Harnage; Tampa, Fla.; Con-way Freight

• Albert Hocket; Rolla, Mo.; Con-way Freight

• Richard W. Kennedy; Charlotte, N.C.; Schneider National

• David Kight; Jacksonville, Fla.; Publix Supermarkets

• Gary R. Konen; Beaver Dam, Wis.; Wal-Mart Transportation

• Samuel Douglas; Lee Greensboro, N.C.; Old Dominion Freight Line

• Alphonso Lewis; Montgomery, Ala.; YRC

• Kenny Lowry; Laurens, S.C.; Wal-Mart Transportation

• Dennis Martin; Gaffney, S.C.; UPS Freight

• Nate McCarty; Denver, Colo.; ABF Freight System

• Tim McElwaney; Conley, Ga.; ABF Freight System

• Chad Miller; Sauk Village, Ill.; ABF Freight System

• John “J.C.” Miller; Kernersville, N.C.; YRC

• Roger L. Nicholson; Savannah, Ga.; UPS Freight

• J.W. Ray; Omaha, Neb.; Werner Enterprises

• Dion Saiz; Albuquerque, N.M.; FedEx Freight

• Jeffrey Wade; Summerville, S.C.; Southeastern Freight Lines

• Brooks Washburn; Albuquerque, N.M.; FedEx Freight

• Clarence Weeks; Ocala, Fla.; AAA Cooper Transportation

• Robert L. Weller; New Market, Md.; Hahn Transportation

• Dale M. Williams; Bessemer, Ala.; Trimac Transportation South

• Gary Augusta Wilson; Halenthorpe, Md.; FedEx Ground

• Kerry M. Wilson; Hickory, N.C.; UPS Freight

• Scott Woodrome; Dayton, Ohio; FedEx National


New Rules Address ABS and Turbos

Jill Dunn

Two equipment rules — one which makes permanent an existing requirement for antilock brake systems, the other regarding turbochargers — are now federal regulations.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published confirmations of the effective dates of these direct final rules in the Nov. 3 Federal Register.

FMCSA confirmed Nov. 22 as the effective date of the direct final rule titled “Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Antilock Brake Systems.” This rule, published Sept. 21, made permanent the existing requirement that trailers with an antilock brake system be equipped with an external malfunction indicator lamp.

The agency also confirmed Nov. 19 is the effective date of the direct final rule titled “Compliance with Interstate Motor Carrier Noise Emission Standards: Exhaust Systems.” That rule, published Sept. 20, eliminates turbochargers from the list of equipment considered to be noise dissipative devices.

When the two direct final rules were published, the agency advised that unless it received written adverse comment or notice of intent to submit adverse comment by deadline dates, it would provide notices confirming effective dates. These direct final rule procedures were used because the rules were not considered to be controversial.

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