Monthly Archives: August 2012

Navistar Gets to Pay Penalties for Emissions Noncompliance, EPA Rules

Navistar's MaxxForce engines used Advanced Exhaust Gas Recirculation, or A-EGR, to meet EPA 2010 regulations, but were unable to produce low enough NOx levels to meet the standards. By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor The Environmental Protection Agency will allow Navistar International to pay penalties on engines that do not meet clean air standards. The [...]

Factory Orders Rise 2.8% in July

8/31/2012 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Factory orders rose 2.8% in July, the biggest gain in a year, the Commerce Department said Friday. The upturn followed a 0.5% decline in June. Economists had forecast a 2% increase for July, Bloomberg reported. Excluding transportation orders, which tend to be [...]

Transportation news from the GOP in Tampa

All That's Trucking blog by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief "That's what we're looking for now - transportation." That's what former Rep. Ernest Istook said to Kathryn A. Wolfe, a transportation reporter for, before whisking away outside of the convention center where the Republican National Convention is happening in Tampa, Fla. It looks like [...]

White House Clears EPA Rule to Allow Navistar Engine Sales

8/30/2012 11:45:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   The White House approved a regulation that could allow Navistar Inc. to resume selling heavy-duty diesel engines that violate 2010 emissions standards while paying a penalty. Following the approval by the Office of Management and Budget, the Environmental Protection Agency must publish [...]

New Highway Law a Big Work Order for FMCSA

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor The new highway law sets an ambitious agenda for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next couple of years. Most of the requirements in MAP-21 came from the agency's strategic plan, said administrator Anne Ferro as she introduced a presentation Monday on the agency's plans to implement [...]

Eaton, DOE Fund Project to Develop Smaller Batteries for Hybrids

8/29/2012 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Components maker Eaton Corp. said it is developing a power control system to reduce battery size, with a focus on hybrids including both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The $2.5 million project is being funded jointly by Eaton and a Department of [...]

New Advisory Panel Broadens Access to CSA Planning

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor The trucking industry and other interest groups are getting more say in how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shapes its signature CSA safety enforcement program. At the first meeting of a new CSA advisory panel yesterday, the agency spelled out the help it needs, calling for ideas and [...]

New Orleans Cargo Operations Shut as Isaac Closes In on City

8/28/2012 11:40:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor ATA Advises Truckers to Take Precautions Ahead of Storm Tweet Print This   Cargo operations around New Orleans have ground to a halt as Tropical Storm Isaac moves in on the city, and American Trucking Associations urged truck drivers and motorists to take appropriate precautions ahead [...]

FMCSA Adds HazMat Basic, Makes Other Changes to CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Friday announced several changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program, including going ahead with a new HazMat BASIC that has prompted a lot of criticism from the industry. The agency said the changes to CSA will let the agency more quickly identify and address high-risk truck and bus [...]

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