Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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www.truckinginfo.com OCTOBER 2014 • HDT 17 © 2014 EnerSys. All rights reserved. Trademarks and logos are the property of EnerSys and its affi liates unless otherwise noted. Subject to revisions without prior notice. E.&O.E. ® GIVE YOUR FLEET MORE MUSCLE Engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, ODYSSEY ® batteries provide superior power with three times the life of ordinary batteries. ODYSSEY Performance Series ™ batteries provide reliable engine starting in any situation, while ODYSSEY Extreme Series ™ batteries are ideal for battery-based APUs that allow you to power auxiliary systems without idling. ODYSSEY batteries keep your fl eet moving and your company saving. Scan this QR code to estimate your savings with our online savings calculator Circle 153 on Reader Action Card atic planning and improved efficiency. The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, representing 18 carrier and shipper orga- nizations including American Trucking Associations, published a nine-point platform for the upcoming debate over reauthorization of the program. Read more: www.truckinginfo.com/ freightstakeholders the compounds likely to be phased out. Read more: www.truckinginfo.com/ HFCphaseout Push for freight funding F reight interests are staking ground for the next highway program, asserting the need for sustainable funding, system- "I will be very surprised if they are not a bigger percentage 20 years down the road," he said. Duncan also said that Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wants to incorporate P3s as much as possible into the next highway bill. The deadline for that bill is next May, when funding for the current highway program expires. The panel has recommendations for ways to improve government's ability to manage P3s, to break down barriers to using these meth- ods and to ensure transparency. Washington briefs dataQs fix C arriers and drivers can now get a violation removed from their CSA scores if a court has dismissed it. Under a system that went live August 23, carriers and drivers can submit proof of dismissal or a not- guilty finding through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's DataQs portal. More tiMe for new-aPPlicant test T he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending its test of a new approach to screening new entrants into trucking. It also is adjust- ing how the screening process works. In July 2013 the agency began a year-long test in half a dozen states of a pre-screening process in which cer- tain applicants can file their informa- tion electronically. Now the agency says it will extend the test through the rest of this year. In addition, it will automatically launch corrective action on an applicant whose filing is inadequate. If the applicant does not make the necessary changes, he will not be granted authority. Phasing out hfc refrigerants T he Obama administration and refrigeration suppliers joined in an ef fort to reduce greenhouse gases, a move that will af fect use of refriger- ants in trucks. R-134a, used in auto and truck air con- ditioning systems, and R-404a, used in transport refrigeration units, are among

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