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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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ATA chairman: Trucking looking up

Tightening of capacity along with stronger consumer confidence has Tommy Hodges more optimistic for the short-term.

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Truck tonnage up 7.4% in July

For the year, tonnage is 6.7 percent higher than the same period last year, ATA said.

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Agency opposes court-imposed hours rules deadline

FMCSA says court should not impose a deadline on issuing a regulation for supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

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ATA sponsors video contest

The American Trucking Associations will sponsor a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 19-25.

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Truck tonnage index falls 1.4% in June

May and June marked the first back-to-back contractions in the ATA index since March and April 2009.

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