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TCA changes stance to favor higher truck weights

The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.

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Agency rules for federal authority on truck IDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted three petitions submitted by the American Trucking Associations.

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Panel: Slow growth now but better times ahead

Manufacturing has provided some growth – about 8 percent since last June – due in part to tax credits.

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Survey: Economy top issue facing trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new regulatory framework for evaluating carrier and driver safety is a close second to the economy.

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Agency forced to issue hours-of-service rule

FMCSA plans to issue a proposed rule by the end of this year on supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

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Congress eyes diesel tax hike

Bill would establish a national freight planning process, financed through a 12-cent increase in diesel taxes and use of federal funds.

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Los Angeles harbor group OKs port truck plan

Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a schedule for trucking companies next year to begin phasing in employee drivers.

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ATA files appeal of port ruling

Meanwhile, port officials will recommend an adjusted implementation schedule for the agreement the association is disputing.

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ATA freight index gains in July

Year-to-date, tonnage is up 6.7 percent compared with the same period in 2009.

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ATA to appeal port truck ruling

A federal court ruled Los Angeles’ port can enforce its Clean Truck Program, which ports nationwide hope to use as a model.

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