Government
Business, Safety, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Key Senator Backs Incentives for New Truck Engines, APUs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee told directors of American Trucking Associations last week that he supported creation of federal financial incentives to help fleets purchase new, cleaner-burning diesel engines and auxiliary power units.

Howard S. Abramson | Editorial Director
February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

ATA Agrees to Boost Support for Biodiesel

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations said last week it would become more vocal in its support for increased fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and ratified an agreement with the biodiesel industry to promote that fuel at the federal level.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: The Clean-Truck Paradox

For anyone who operates a commercial truck, there is little doubt about the importance of the vehicle’s fuel efficiency — especially in this era of historically high diesel and gasoline prices.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Confidence Declines in February

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month from a two-year high in January, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2007
Business, Government

Housing Starts Plunge to Lowest Level Since 1997

New housing starts plunged 14.3% in January to their lowest level in 10 years, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2007
Business, Government

January Producer Price Index Declines 0.6%

The producer price index fell 0.6% in January, but the “core” rate rose, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Parts of Pennsylvania Interstates Closed Following Ice Storm

A thick layer of ice kept parts of major highways closed in Pennsylvania Friday morning, a day after hundreds of drivers became stranded on a hilly stretch of Interstate 78 that was hit by this week’s big snow and ice storm, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government, Autonomous

Schneider, DHL Stepping Up Operations in China

Truckload carrier Schneider National said Thursday it received a business license from the Chinese government to begin trucking and logistics operations in that country.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close Monday for Presidents’ Day Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

February 15, 2007
Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Near Flat in February

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia area fell back to a near-flat level this month following a big jump in January, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2007

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