Business
Business, Fuel

Volvo’s Five-Month Truck Sales Drop 10%

Sweden’s Volvo AB said its truck sales fell 10% first five months of the year, as U.S. deliveries plunged after stricter emissions standards made trucks more expensive, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Online Map Shows TSE Network

TT File Photo

The Texas Transportation Institute has put an interactive map online showing where truck stop electrification units are located nationwide.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

So. Calif. Emissions Rules Could Boost New Truck Sales

A push for lower emissions from heavy-duty trucks, coupled with grants from state and localities in order to meet Southern California’s air-quality standards, are prompting interest in and sales of new trucks in the region, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Monday.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007
Business, Government

Existing Home Sales Drop 0.3%

Existing homes sales fell in May to the lowest level in four years, while the median home price dropped for a record 10th consecutive month, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Soot-Filter Makers Say Units Will Be Ready for Reefers Ahead of Calif. Retrofit Deadline

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter

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June 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Ala. Court Overturns Truck Tax Assessed for In-State Use

An Alabama appeals court ruled Friday that a trucking company with headquarters in the state should not have been required to pay more than $900,000 in state use tax for trucks that were originally delivered to a terminal in Ohio, a state appeals court ruled Friday, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007
Business, Government

Investors Wait for Economic Growth to Reignite Trucking

Investors in trucking stocks, who watched share prices fall in the second half of 2006 and rebound this spring, are now waiting for a verdict on the U.S. economy.

June 25, 2007
Fuel, Business

Senate Seeks Mileage Study Before Setting Truck CAFE

The Senate last week weakened legislation that would have set mileage standards for heavy trucks, instead ordering an 18-month study of large-truck fuel economy before the government can set such standards.

June 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

OEMs Promote Disc Brakes as 2007 Option

Class 8 truck makers said they are offering electronically controlled air disc brakes as an option in 2007 models, promoting them as safer and easier to maintain than the drum brakes most U.S. heavy trucks use.

June 25, 2007
Business, Safety

Large Truckload Turnover Rate Rises

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers climbed to its highest point in more than a year, rising six percentage points to an annualized rate of 127% in the first quarter, American Trucking Associations said.

June 25, 2007

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