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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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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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Electronic recorder bill introduced in Congress

Commercial Driver Compliance Improvement Act would mandate electronic on-board recorders for commercial vehicles.

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Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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APU rebates, Leslie train horns for East Tennessee’s Sams Trucking

Check out my story in the September Overdrive magazine on various financial incentives -- rebates, grants, various low-interest loan programs -- state governments are making available to owner-operators and carriers to encourage the purchase of idle-reduction technologies like APUs, cab heaters and the like, and you'll find in the lead this pic of the new Thermo King TriPac unit on Billy Sams' 2001 custom Peterbilt 379. I got the opportunity when I met Sams in ...

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OOIDA members may seek APU funds

Eligible members can get a 40 percent reimbursement for the cost of the APU and installation.

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Truck tax breaks sought

Truck representatives have sought a short-term 10 percent tax credit towards the purchase of Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.

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Mexico adds more tariffs

Mexico increased to 99 the number of U.S. products with retaliatory tariffs.

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Court rules on mover’s insurance fee

Mayflower Transit may assess a 10-cent per mile fee on its owner-operators to cover the cost of insurance.

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Grants awarded to cut emissions

OOIDA has been selected to receive $1 million to implement an auxiliary power unit project costing more than $2.3 million.

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