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Diesel Fuel Shortage Reported in Ontario

The Ontario Trucking Association said Tuesday that an apparent diesel fuel shortage in the province was causing concern to truckers.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

January Truck Tonnage Index Declines 3.6%, ATA Says

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index fell 3.6% in January following an increase in December, ATA said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Quality Distribution’s 4Q Income Flat; Full-Year Improves

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution’s fourth-quarter profit was $6.2 million or 31 cents a share, compared with $6.2 million or 32 cents for the previous fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Volkswagen Boosts Stake in MAN by $1.6 Billion

Volkswagen AG has boosted its stake in German truck maker MAN AG to 29.9% from 20%, as part of an effort to create Europe’s largest truck maker in a combination including Swedish competitor Scania AB, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Rack-and-Pinion Steering Is Now a Truck Option

Rack-and-pinion steering, which has become commonplace in passenger vehicles and light trucks, is now getting its first trial in heavy-duty trucks.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

So. Cal. Ports to Require Emission Licenses for Trucks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said a licensing system would be “up and running within five years” at his port and the neighboring Port of Los Angeles to ensure all trucks entering the facilities meet strict emission standards.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Autonomous

OEMs, Dealers Prep for ’07 Engines With Intense Tech Training

Truck manufacturers and dealers said they are carrying out the most extensive training program ever to prepare technicians to service and repair the new 2007 engine technology, emphasizing the new diesel particulate filters.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT to Allow Mexican Trucks Access to U.S. Highways

EL PASO, Texas — The United States will grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways under a pilot program, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced here today.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Daimler Expects Continuing Profit From Truck Unit

DaimlerChrysler AG said it expects its heavy truck division, including Freightliner, to maintain its profitability, even in the face of flagging U.S. sales, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

DOT to Begin Audits of Mexican Trucking Companies

Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will travel to Mexico to conduct safety audits on trucking companies interested in hauling cargo to and from the United States, the Department of Transportation said late Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2007

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