Monthly Archives: March 2013

Oil Use Falls to Lowest Level in 20 Years on High Prices

3/22/2013 9:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The American Petroleum Institute reported demand for oil in February fell to the lowest level for the month in 20 years, according to Bloomberg News. Total petroleum deliveries fell 4.1% from a year earlier to 18 million barrels a day, the lowest [...]

GAO Says Postal Service Can’t Cut Saturday Service

The Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t have the legal authority to stop Saturday delivery, Bloomberg News reported. In a letter to Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), who requested the GAO look into the issue, the agency said the postal service is bound by law to deliver mail six days a week, Bloomberg [...]

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Shutdown of Michigan-based Highway Star, Inc. Trucking Company and Driver Involved in Fatal Crash

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 11-13 Thursday, March 21, 2013 Contact: Shashunga Clayton Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Shutdown of Michigan-based Highway Star, Inc. Trucking Company and Driver Involved in Fatal CrashThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier [...]

Lawmakers Push for HOS Delay

3/22/2013 3:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Mike Roemer PhotographyA bipartisan group of lawmakers who oversee transportation programs has written a letter asking that the federal government delay enforcement of its latest changes to the hours-of-service rules for truck drivers until three months after a federal appeals court issues [...]

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Oklahoma Bus Company for Violating Consent Agreement

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 13-13 Friday, March 22, 2013 Contact: Shashunga Clayton Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Orders Shutdown of Oklahoma Bus Company for Violating Consent AgreementHeartland Charters Tours breaks agreement to adhere to federal safety regulations following 2012 out-of-service orderWASHINGTON – The [...]

Con-way Inc. Lowers 1Q Expectations

3/21/2013 11:45:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Con-way Inc.Con-Way Inc. said it expects lower first-quarter income for its less-than-truckload unit, Con-way Freight, on reduced weight per day. The company said weight per day is expected to be down 1.5% compared with the first quarter last year, but revenue for [...]

FMCSA Declares Georgia-based General Trucking, Inc., to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety; Company Ordered to Shut Down

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 12-13 Thursday, March 21, 2013 Contact: Shashunga Clayton Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Declares Georgia-based General Trucking, Inc., to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety; Company Ordered to Shut Down WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal [...]

Obama Proposes Tax Credits to Promote Natural-Gas Use in Trucking Industry

3/20/2013 10:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   President Obama has proposed giving those who buy trucks powered by natural gas a 50% tax credit on the price differential between natural-gas and diesel-powered trucks. Trucks that use natural gas can cost at least $40,000 more than trucks powered by diesel. The [...]

Engineers’ Group Gives U.S. Infrastructure ‘D+’

3/19/2013 4:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The state of America’s infrastructure improved slightly to a “D+â€� grade from a “Dâ€� grade four years ago, while roads improved to “Dâ€� from “D-,â€� the American Society of Civil Engineers said Tuesday. The grades were part of ASCE’s “infrastructure report card,â€� [...]

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