Alternative Fuels Key To American Economic Prosperity
Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark on Tuesday, May 15, said the investment, development and use of alternative fuel technologies in all sectors of American life is more than simply a means of weening the United States off foreign oil – it’s also the most important component for establishing a new golden age of economic prosperity that will benefit everyone.Read more
Truck Drivers In High Demand
Bartow County’s unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in March, down from 10.3 percent at the same time last year, but we want to see additional decreases. Count on Cartersville Patch to provide local economic development, business and jobs news and information.
A Chattahoochee Technical College career fair may be an indication of how high the demand is for truck drivers.Read more
ATA Presses for ELD Mandate
In a letter sent to members of the House and Senate currently negotiating the highway bill in conference, American Trucking Associations, along with several other industry and advocacy groups, urged the retention of the Senate’s proposed mandate for electronic logging devices.Read more
EPA Makes $20M Available For Updating Old Diesel Engines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, April 23, announced the availability of up to $20 million grant funding for the 2012 fiscal year to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing pollution from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines and improving air quality. In addition to these grants, about $9 million will be available through direct state allocations. EPA estimates that for every $1 spent on clean diesel funding, up to $13 of public health benefit is realized.Read more
Hearing On Toll Hikes Spurs A Squabble
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) said he was “troubled” by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni’s refusal to answer questions at an April 18 hearing on tolling accountability.
The hearing is part of the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation’s work on a bill to restore the Department of Transportation’s ability to determine fairness of toll hikes and to give the DOT authority to prescribe more reasonable tolls. Jay said Baroni displayed “inappropriate discourse and decorum” when questioned by the subcommittee’s chairman, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J).Read more