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A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.

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Agency to consider speed limiter rule in 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will mandate speed limiters on new heavy-duty trucks.

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Survey indicates four-wheeler drivers drive tired often

Forty-one percent of motorists reported having fallen asleep while driving passenger vehicles, according to AAA survey released this month.

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Stiffer truck fuel economy rules urged

A review by scientists showed a potential for more than a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption from heavy-duty vehicles.

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Hearing set for truck fuel economy standard

Two public hearings are scheduled for proposed federal medium- and heavy-duty truck standards.

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‘Alcolocks’ coming to U.S. Class 8s?

In the area of emissions, the regs tend to roll from California to the rest of the country; in safety/in-cab technology, though, quite a lot has sailed west across the big Atlantic pond in recent years, from EOBRs to governors and more....

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The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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Idaho to increase patrols

Idaho law enforcement agencies are mounting high-visibility driving enforcement patrols through Nov. 14.

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Agencies eye national heavy truck fuel standards

Federal agencies announced fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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Distracted driving estimated at 16% of deaths

Study found proportion of fatalities associated with driver distraction increased from 10 percent to 16 percent between 2005 and 2009.

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