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Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Letters to the Editor: Hybrid Trucks, Diesel vs. Gasoline

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. Undoubtedly, there is a need to pursue alternatives to decrease fuel consumption, lower our dependency on fossil fuels, promote cleaner air and reduce CO2 emissions.

February 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Petitions FMCSA for Employer Notification

American Trucking Associations has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week seeking amendments to rules regarding employer notification and drivers.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Sweden’s Scania to Boost Payout to $1.43 Bln. on Strong Sales

Swedish truck maker Scania AB plans to boost 2006 shareholder dividends to about $1.43 billion, as booming European sales leave truck makers flush with cash, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 8, 2007
Business, Autonomous

NYSE to Delist Navistar’s Shares Feb. 13

Shares of Navistar International Corp. will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading on February 13, the truck manufacturer said late Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Autonomous

German Truck Maker MAN AG Reports Higher 4Q Profit

European truck maker MAN AG’s fourth-quarter profit rose 22% on higher demand for commercial vehicles in eastern Europe, where economies grew twice as fast as in the company’s domestic market in Germany, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Diesel Engine Update: Some Carriers Are Warming to ’07 Models

While other carriers were debating whether to buy even one Class 8 truck with a 2007 EPA-certified engine, Mike Hasinec at Penske Truck Leasing Co. was knee-deep in testing 2007 engine performance.

Susan Hodges | Special to Transport Topics
February 5, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Oshkosh’s Fiscal First-Quarter Earnings Slip; Sales Rise

Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Truck Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter profit fell to $41.2 million or 55 cents a share, from $53.1 million or 72 cents a year earlier, the company said Friday.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Canadian For-Hire Companies’ Revenue Rose in 2Q ’06

There were an estimated 3,336 for-hire trucking companies based in Canada with annual revenues of $1 million or more in the second quarter of 2006, almost unchanged from the same quarter in 2005, Statistics Canada said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2007
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Truck Suppliers See Obstacles in Push for ‘World’ Vehicle

LAS VEGAS — Leading heavy-duty truck components manufacturers said technology exists today to build a safer, environmentally friendly and low-cost heavy-duty “world truck,” but major obstacles are consumer acceptance and the lack of a single global standard for emissions and safety technology.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Scania’s Fourth-Quarter Income Rises as MAN Drops Hostile Bid

Swedish truck maker Scania AB posted a fifth straight gain in quarterly income and German rival MAN AG dropped a hostile takeover bid in favor of friendly negotiations, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2007

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