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Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — March 15 - March 21

Kentucky Eyes Higher Speed Limits • Penske Has Trained 15,000 Drivers Under Highway Watch Program • Colorado to Spend $1.2 Mln. for Truck ‘Chain-Up’ Spaces

March 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Trucking, Safety Officers’ Group Join Forces Against Coalition Over Criticism of FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Trucking and law enforcement groups said a recent report claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has failed to ensure trucking safety was unproductive and poorly researched.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Recorded Engine Data Can Help Defend Claims

NEW ORLEANS — Sophisticated recording devices built into modern trucks and diesel engines can generate information that plaintiff’s attorneys can use to force fleets and their insurance companies to pay massive settlement claims.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Recorded Engine Data Can Help Defend Claims

NEW ORLEANS — Sophisticated recording devices built into modern trucks and diesel engines can generate information that plaintiff’s attorneys can use to force fleets and their insurance companies to pay massive settlement claims.

March 21, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Eaton Names President of Heavy-Duty Transmission Unit

Truck and auto parts maker Eaton Corp. said Tuesday it named Curt Hutchins president and vice president of its heavy-duty transmission unit, effective April 1.

Transport Topics
March 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo’s January-February Truck Sales Drop 13%

Truck maker Volvo AB said its sales for the first two months of the year fell 13%, as U.S. deliveries plunged following new emissions standards that boosted truck prices, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

Navistar Reports Strength in Overseas Markets

Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. said Tuesday it saw signs of strength in non-traditional and overseas vehicle markets, despite a 6% downturn in Class 6-8 North American truck and bus shipments in its fiscal first quarter.

Transport Topics
March 20, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

E&MU: Could Gasoline Overtake Diesel as Power of Choice?

For decades, diesel engines — prized for their durability and pulling power — have dominated broad segments of the heavy truck and equipment markets. As gasoline prices rose in the 1970s, diesels made quick inroads in light-duty markets as well.

Chip Cassano | Special to Equipment & Maintenance Update
March 19, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Fuel-Economy Bill Could Boost Truck Weights

WASHINGTON — Legislation proposed last week could allow federal weight limits for trucks to rise to 97,000 pounds and for the first time set fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

February Truck Sales Fall 19.3%

Sales of new Class 8 trucks fell 19.3% in February, while orders for new vehicles plunged more than 70%, according to companies that track the market.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007

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