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2014-02-25 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Atlanta-based STSC Transportation Services, Inc., USDOT No. 2350604, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. Although the company is registered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company operates...

2014-02-17 08:22:14

TransCor America, LLC signs on as flagship account LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the UMA Motorcoach Expo, Rand McNally announced that the company's mobile fleet management solutions now include E-Logs compliant with the Hours of Service regulations specific to the passenger-carrier market. Motorcoach HOS is available on Rand McNally's TPC 7600, a full featured in-cab mobile computing device; the TND(TM) 760, a revolutionary one-box, one-cable mobile fleet...

2014-02-03 20:20:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Corbett, PennDOT has granted a temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for continued smooth delivery of salt supplies for road clearing during winter storms. "Forecasts are calling for more storms in the next few days, and we want to take steps now to ensure that salt supplies are adequate to meet the mission to keep drivers moving," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J....

2014-01-30 12:21:56

Third-Party Study Shows Drivers Who Follow New Rule are More Alert, Deviated from Lane Less Often WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today released findings from a real world, third-party study providing further scientific evidence that the restart provision in the current hours-of-service rule for truck drivers is more effective at combatting fatigue than the prior version. "Safety...

2014-01-28 16:20:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Corbett, PennDOT has extended the temporary waiver on certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for continued smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. "Winter shows no signs of easing its barrage of bitterly cold weather, and we are extending the waiver to prevent any possibility of people being left without deliveries of fuel," said...

2014-01-17 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule which implements the agency's authority to shut down a bus or truck company if the company, or a company officer, has a history of purposely violating federal safety regulations. The rule is one of the new enforcement tools that the agency has developed in recent years to target high-risk carriers that endanger...

2014-01-10 16:20:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Friday thanked Governor Tom Corbett for his prompt action to temporarily waive certain restrictions on commercial drivers to help ensure uninterrupted deliveries of heating oil and propane gas. "We want to thank Governor Corbett taking this action to help petroleum product distributors meet our customers' demand for heating oil and propane as a result of the recent frigid temperatures and the snow...

2014-01-10 12:21:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure that much-needed heating fuel can reach Pennsylvanians with no interruptions, PennDOT has temporarily waived certain restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes. "With the repeated winter-weather events and bitterly cold temperatures Pennsylvania has endured recently, Governor Corbett has acted quickly so homeowners...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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