Monthly Archives: May 2012

Senator Asks DOT to Create Freight Initiative

5/31/2012 1:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to create a multimodal freight initiative within the Department of Transportation. “This initiative office should report directly to you, include a special assistant designated with specific responsibility for freight movement and endeavor [...]

FMCSA Requests Public Comment on a Revision of its Regulatory Guidance to Clarify the Applicability of the “Oilfield Operations” Exceptions to the Hours of Service Regulations.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 395 [Docket No. FMCSA-2012-0183] Hours of Service of Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Regulatory Guidance for Oil Field Exception AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of regulatory guidance; request for public comment. SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its revision of regulatory guidance to [...]

Does natural gas make sense as a truck fuel? Why not use it to make stuff that’s easier to handle?

by Tom Berg, Senior Editor Natural gas! Almost everything's natural gas! That was my impression while walking through the displays at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in early May at the Long Beach Convention Center. Suppliers were offering all sorts of equipment and services connected to this fuel that's so much in the news. Part [...]

CP Railroad Strike Likely to Continue Through Friday

5/30/2012 1:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Tom Biery/Trans PixsA strike at Canadian Pacific Railway will continue at least until Friday, due to passage by Canada’s opposition Liberal party to delay passage of back-to-work legislation, Reuters reported. Freight operations at CP, Canada’s second-largest freight railroad, have been halted for [...]

FMCSA Extends Time for Comments on Proposed Safety Measurement System

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a 60-day extension of the time that motor carriers have to comment on proposed improvements to the agency's proposed Safety Measurement System. The comment period now runs through July 30. SMS is the workload prioritization tool that helps FMCSA identify motor carriers for safety [...]

FMCSA Extends CSA Comment Period Through July 30

5/29/2012 4:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period on its planned changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program by two months, through July 30. The comment period was extended to allow motor carriers additional time to review the impact [...]

UPS Adds Early Deliveries for 2,600 U.S. ZIP Codes

5/25/2012 8:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   UPS Inc. said it is establishing additional early morning delivery times for air and ground shipments in 2,600 ZIP codes as part of the company’s latest effort to enhance service to business customers. The acceleration of delivery times includes shipments delivered by [...]

Consumer Confidence Reaches Highest Since 2007

5/25/2012 10:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Consumer confidence rose in May to the highest level in nearly five years, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index released Friday. The final index for the month rose to reading of 79.3, the highest since October 2007, from 76.4 [...]

FMCSA Extends Time for Comments on Proposed Safety Measurement System Improvements

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html DOT 61-12 Friday, May 25, 2012 Contact: Shashunga Clayton Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Extends Time for Comments on Proposed Safety Measurement System Improvements This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a 60-day [...]

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