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Obama Pushes to Extend Alternative-Fuel Tax Credit to Trucks

After touring a truck factory in North Carolina last week, President Barack Obama outlined to plant workers his proposal for a new federal tax credit that would encourage carriers to add to their fleets vehicles powered by natural gas or electricity. Noting that the battle against rising fuel costs will not be won easily, Obama …

Federal Rule Bans Hand-Held Cell Phone Use by Commercial Drivers on the Road

Studies show that commercial vehicle operators using hand-held cell phones while driving have a higher risk of getting into truck accidents. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation made its latest effort to end distracted driving with a final rule banning hand-held cell phone use by all big-rig and bus drivers. Announcing the ban last …

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