2008

Screen Media Films will release a new documentary called Big Rig with plans to bring the film on the open road visiting truck stops across the nation. The documentary offers an eye opening look into the world of American truck drivers and shows just how crucial this industry is in

AR Industries a division of A&R Tarpaulins, Inc. is pleased to announce our new line of Super Kwik Patch vinyl repair tape. We are the exclusive Super Kwik Patch supplier in North America and are presenting this product after more than six months of experience with our customers using it.

On December 26, President Bush signed into law, the fiscal year 2008 consolidated appropriations bill, which fully funds the highway program at $40.2 billion, adds an extra $1 billion to the bridge program, and eliminates a major diversion of monies from the Highway Trust Fund.

California sued the federal government in early January to force a decision about whether the state can impose the nation’s first greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks. More than a dozen other states are poised to follow California’s lead if it is granted the waiver from federal

Many industry groups like the Highway Users, which CDTOA is a member of spent considerable time in 2007 lobbying for compromise on proposals to raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy for cars and light trucks. In June, the Senate surprised many by quickly passing an Energy Bill before the House

Washington DC based opponents of a program allowing Mexican trucks to travel throughout the United States are considering their options – including more litigation – after federal transportation officials refused to abide by a new law meant to cut off federal funds to the project. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., fired

UPS Inc. said it will raise rates an average of 4.9% on all air and ground package shipments on Dec. 31, a move that matches a rate increase by rival FedEx Corp for express shipments. UPS, the new rates for air and international shipments are based on a 6.9% increase

In late December, the Federal Highway Administration published a final rule that set standards on retroreflectivity for road signs. The Highway Users was an effective advocate for the new standards, and we brought together AAA National and AARP to join us in sending joint comments in support of the proposed