WEST VIRGINIA. A new law limits idling to no more than 15 minutes per hour for diesel-powered vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. The rule starts June 11 and carries fines between $150 and $300. Trucks will be exempted from the time limit rule when temperatures are below 40 degrees or higher than 75 degrees as long as they are parked legally.
Groups urge biodiesel tax credit renewal
Truck stop trade group NATSO and other industry partners on April 12 urged Congressional leaders to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit, effective Jan. 1, 2010, to ensure a healthy biodiesel market for producers and consumers.
Since the biodiesel tax credit expired, U.S. biodiesel production has plummeted by more than 80 percent, according to NATSO. The $1 per gallon blender tax credit makes biodiesel cost competitive with conventional diesel fuel. The expiration of the tax credit, coupled with sagging consumer demand, has caused many producers to shut down or severely scale back production, NATSO said.
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Mark your calendar
MAY 15: GREATER CINCINNATI CHAPTER 10th ANNUAL TRUCK SHOW, American Truck Historical Society, Howard Trucking, Fairborn, Ohio, firstname.lastname@example.org, (937) 878-6154.
MAY 21-23: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SHOW TRUCKS/Eau Claire Truck Show, Carson Park, Eau Claire, Wis., Bo Trout at (734) 323-3397.
JUNE 8-10: COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE ANNUAL ROAD CHECK, cvsa.org, (202) 775-1623.
JUNE 4-6: NAST/7th ANNUAL GREAT LAKES TRUCK SHOW, Cabela’s Sporting Goods, Dundee, Mich.
JUNE 11-12: OAK GROVE TRUCKERS JAMBOREE, Oak Grove Petro, Oak Grove, Mo., oakgrovepetro.com, (816) 690-4455.
JUNE 17-19: THE GREAT WEST TRUCK SHOW, Las Vegas, (888) 349-4287, www.greatwesttruckshow.com.
JUNE 25-27: NAST/CHARLESTON TRUCK SHOW, Charleston, S.C., Lucas Fry at (843) 819-0318.
JULY 8-9: WALCOTT TRUCKERS JAMBOREE, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa, iowa80truckstop.com, (563) 284-6961.
AUG. 13-15: GREAT SALT LAKE KIDNEY KAMP TRUCK SHOW, Thanksgiving Point, Utah, Lehi exit 284 from I-15, (800) 877-1320.
AUG. 26-28: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW, Dallas, (888) 349-4287, www.gatsonline.com.