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Shippers Back Increasing Weight Limit for Trucks

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. WASHINGTON — Shippers would like to see a switch to larger trucks, and U.S. safety inspectors monitoring size-and-weight rules could have more technology at their disposal in the coming years, according to a Transportation Research Board panel discussion here.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Crude Oil Price Posts Biggest Gain Since September 2005

Crude oil futures posted their biggest one-day gain Tuesday since September 2005, rising on forecasts of continuing cold weather and expectations of a stronger U.S. economy, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Paccar Reports Higher Income, Revenue for 4Q, 2006

Heavy-duty truck maker Paccar said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 22% to $380.5 million or $1.52 a share, from $312.9 million or $1.22 a year earlier.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

ArvinMeritor’s Fiscal First-Quarter Earnings Decline

Components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell to $7 million or 10 cents a share, from $34 million or 49 cents a year earlier, as it said it faced challenges from the automotive, light-duty and heavy-duty truck segments.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Freightliner to Cut About 2,000 Jobs in Oregon, North Carolina

Truck manufacturer Freightliner LLC plans to lay off about 800 of its 1,700 workers in Portland, Ore., and stop making Freightliner trucks in that city, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Quality Distribution Lowers Fourth-Quarter Forecast

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution lowered its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2006, due to lower seasonal demand.

Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW President Says Slowdown Not Expected for ’07 Sales

The president of trucking software provider TMW Systems said he does not expect a slowdown in sales this year, even as some trucking companies face a downturn in demand for freight-hauling services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
January 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

E&MU: Coping With ’07 Emission Systems

The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Index Rebounds in December, Rising 3.9%

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index jumped 3.9% in December, following a 3.6% downturn in November.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2007
Business, Autonomous

USA Truck’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Plunge on Lower Tonnage

Truckload carrier USA Truck on Thursday reported its fourth-quarter profit plunged to $1.2 million or 11 cents a share, from $4.3 million or 37 cents a year earlier, on lower tonnage and demand.

Transport Topics
January 25, 2007

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