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OEMs Ship 281,000 Trailers in ’06

While much of the heavy-duty truck sales hoopla during 2006 focused on truck makers as they set new monthly and yearly sales records, trailer makers were quietly posting their third-best sales year ever, according to new data from ACT Research.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Senate Fuel-Economy Bill Could Boost 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, Safety, Government, Autonomous

TCA Leaders Plan Active Role In Shaping Industry Policies

LAS VEGAS — Leaders of the Truckload Carriers Association said they will take a more active role in shaping trucking’s policy in the coming year and emphasize the need to provide drivers a safer work environment and wage stability.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 19, 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.The report, released March 12 by the Truck Safety Coalition, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safet

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Dedicated Transport Buys Florida Carrier

Dedicated Transport, a private trucking company based in Cleveland, said it bought Baker’s Transport Service of Lakeland, Fla. Terms were not released.

Transport Topics
March 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Sen. Murray Criticizes DOT Over Mexican Truck Plan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), author of the rules Congress set for opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks, told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters she suspected the agency may be stacking the deck in its recently announced pilot program.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Interest Groups Fault FMCSA on Truck Safety

A coalition of trucking safety groups issued a report this week giving poor grades to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for failing to do enough to reduce large truck-related fatalities.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Public Citizen Sues FMCSA Over Mexican Truck Plan

Safety-watchdog group Public Citizen said Tuesday it sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on behalf of a highway safety organization to compel the agency to release information about recent decision to allow Mexican trucks onto U.S. highways.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Oregon Nonprofit Group Features ‘Green’ Technology for Trucks

Cascade Sierra Solutions, a nonprofit group that promotes the sale of products to help truck drivers save fuel and reduce emissions, said it has opened the first of what could be as many as eight “green truck technology” showrooms along the Interstate 5 corridor in Oregon, Washington and California.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Proposes Emission Cuts for Train and Marine Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the first time sharp cuts in exhaust emissions from railroad locomotive and marine engines in a plan a spokesman said would “follow exactly the same pattern” as environmental regulations for truck engines.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2007

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