Autonomous
Business, Autonomous

Feb. Truck Tonnage Slips 1.7%

U.S. freight volume fell 1.7% in February compared with business levels of a year ago, marking an eighth straight monthly decline.

April 2, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Letters to the Editor: Opening the Border

This Mexican truck program is contrary to everything the United States should be doing.

March 28, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Crude Oil Prices Continue to Rise, Topping $64 a Barrel

Crude oil futures rose to more than $64 a barrel in early trading Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the seventh straight trading day of increases, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs

Con-way Exec Named to FMCSA Safety Committee • Ford Recalls Medium-Duty Trucks • Ontario Trucking Sets Plan to Recover Stolen Cargo

March 28, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Companies Use Tracking Technology for Electronic Cargo Security

Many manufacturers provide trucking companies with products that use Global Positioning System satellites to help manage their logistics more seamlessly, but have now found an additional use for the technology.

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims

NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Index Declines 1.7% from Feb. ’06

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index for February fell 1.7% from the same month a year ago, marking the eighth straight year-to-year decline, ATA said late Monday.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Paccar to Trim Production at Several Plants in April

Paccar Inc. said it will shut down truck production for several days in April at two Kenworth Truck Co. plants and two Peterbilt Motor Co. factories, cut its build rate for heavy trucks and lay off an unspecified number of workers.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Shipper ‘White Paper’ Backs Fees on Calif. Port Truckers

A coalition of shippers and marine terminal operators are supporting an overhaul of regulations in California that would include fees on port drayage trucks that do not meet environmental standards, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Monday.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Turnover Falls at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13 percentage points last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to a survey produced by American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2007

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