Autonomous
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Oil Closes Above $80 for First Time

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

Crude oil futures rose to a third record in three days Thursday, closing the trading day at more than $80 a barrel for the first time ever, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Canada Studies Engine Governors

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments are jointly studying the idea of requiring speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks, the Associated Press reported. The governors would prevent the truck from exceeding about 65 mph.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Roadway’s Lewis Is Named 2007 NTDC Grand Champion

MINNEAPOLIS — Alphonso Lewis, a city driver for Roadway Express in Montgomery, Ala., was named grand champion at the National Truck Driving Championships, the first African American to earn the honor.

September 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Files Hours-of-Service Petition

TT File Photo

American Trucking Associations submitted a petition Friday asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to retain the 11-hour daily driving limit and 34-hour restart provisions of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

NAFTA Trade Gains 5.2%; Truck Trade Dips

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 3.9% higher in June than a year earlier, though truck trade declined, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Cites Trucking Slowdowns

The Federal Reserve gave a generally positive assessment of the U.S. economy last week as manufacturing and job growth picked up, but the Fed’s report cited some regional slowdowns in trucking and truck manufacturing.

Transport Topics
June 13, 2007
Business, Autonomous

NYPD Checking Trucks for Radioactive Material

The New York City Police Department has stepped up truck inspections to protect against any radioactive, biological or chemical bombs entering the city, the New York Post reported.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT Outlines Cross-Border Standards

The Transportation Department said Monday it has published additional details on safety standards and inspection program in place for its cross-border trucking demonstration program.

Transport Topics
June 11, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel Mulls Network of Truck-Only Lanes

Trucking executive Patrick Quinn proposed building a system of dedicated truck-only lanes to streamline freight movement and the idea has been “well received” by members of a U.S. commission.

June 11, 2007
Business, Autonomous

N.Y. City Fees Plan Draws Praise

New York City, which is considering a plan to charge cars and trucks extra fees in downtown Manhattan, is one of nine finalists for a share of more than $1 billion in federal money to alleviate traffic in urban areas, the New York Times reported Friday.

Transport Topics
June 8, 2007

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