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2011-04-13 10:28:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) recently filed comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the January 28, 2011 Federal Register issue regarding Docket Numbers PHMSA-2010-0319 (HM-255) & FMCSA-2006-25660, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) In the comments, NACD expressed concerns about the...

2011-04-12 12:02:00

Strike Force Inspections Remove 289 Unsafe Passenger Buses and Drivers WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and its state and local law enforcement partners across the nation recently conducted 2,782 surprise passenger carrier safety inspections over a nine-day period that resulted in 289 unsafe buses or drivers being removed from our roadways. The...

2011-04-08 16:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the U.S. Department of Transportation's release of the details of a pilot program to restart longhaul cross-border trucking program, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "The American Trucking Associations welcomes the progress that the United States and Mexico are making to resolve their ongoing dispute over...

2011-03-29 12:42:00

Motor Carrier Enforcement Teams Conduct Safety Inspections HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Police placed 162 trucks and 103 drivers out of service during a March 22 statewide enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and proper driver and vehicle documentation, acting Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. Noonan said Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted by members of state police motor...

2011-03-07 16:41:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The reviews are in on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed hours-of-service rule, and from shippers to law enforcement agencies, organizations of all stripes are panning the agency's proposal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Several of the proposed changes will create more difficulty for roadside inspectors and law enforcement officers to verify compliance . . . we believe the...

2011-03-07 10:37:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments filed March 4, American Trucking Associations again called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to abandon its politically motivated proposal to revise the hours-of-service rules and retain the current rules which are based on science and have been proven to function safely. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "In its current HOS proposal, the agency has abandoned years of objective...

2011-03-04 14:58:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments today in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding Hours of Service of Drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) In the comments, NACD expressed grave concerns about the FMCSA's December 29 proposed hours of service rule. The...

2011-02-28 16:51:00

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed initiative for reducing trucking accidents would limit driving time, adding driver availability to the list of in-demand capacity resources. Cutting just one hour from a driver's daily clock reduces their wages, adds to carrier costs and has a ripple effect the length of the international supply chain. This week, The Journal of Commerce Cover Story examines opposition on various sides of...

2011-02-16 15:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Hours of Service "Regulatory Impact Analysis" has found the Agency wildly overstated the proposal's benefits. While the agency claims its proposal would result in up to $380 million in annual benefits, an Edgeworth Economics' independent review finds that proposal would result in net costs, and not benefits, of approximately $320 million a year. The...

2011-01-21 16:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting State Transportation Secretary Scott Christie 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. This step was taken to ensure that supplies of these products are quickly replenished following the below-normal temperatures and extreme weather Pennsylvania experienced during December. Governor Tom...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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