Business
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
Business

Delphi, UAW Reach Tentative Pact

Auto parts maker Delphi Corp. said Friday it had reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union covering work plans, transitions and other issues.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

N.Y.C. Fee Plan on Hold

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

(Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.) New York state lawmakers are bucking at a plan backed by both Gov. Eliot Spitzer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for new “congestion fees” on cars and trucks that operate in the heart of the city during peak business hours, news reports said Friday.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Passes Energy Bill

The Senate passed a comprehensive energy bill late Thursday that raises average auto fuel efficiency standards, but the measure did not include a tax on oil companies that would have boosted alternative fuel development, Agence France-Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Business

FedEx Drivers in Mass. Gain Union Certification

FedEx Corp. drivers in Massachusetts received certification as members of the Teamsters union, the first unit in the company’s home-delivery network to get that recognition, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

CTA Cites Border Concerns

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Canadian Trucking Alliance said it sees some positives in the U.S. cross-border passport rules, but still has concerns about the implications for cross-border truck traffic between the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007

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