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Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

OOIDA, C.R. England Claim Partial Victory in Class-Action Suit

Truckload carrier C.R. England and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association each claimed partial victory after a federal district court ruled on a case involving federal truth-in-leasing regulations.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

July 4 Travel to Reach Record, AAA Says

Despite continued high gasoline prices, a record 41.1 million Americans are expected to travel during the July 4 holiday week, up 0.8% over last year, AAA said.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

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

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the June 25 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

June 26, 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
Government, Business, Safety

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

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter

This story appears in the June 25 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

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
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
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

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