Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Bill Would Let Ports Set Rules on Environmental Standards

New legislation aimed at giving ports more authority to set environmental regulations is expanding the battle over the Port of Los Angeles’ controversial employees-only clean trucks plan from the courts to Congress.

August 9, 2010
Government, Business, Equipment, Autonomous

N.J.-Pa. Bridge Upgrade Plan May Include Tolls

One of the last toll-free bridges across the Delaware River would charge truck tolls of $4 an axle under a plan to seek private investors to rebuild and operate the Interstate 95 Bridge that connects Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Senate Bill Would Require DOT to Issue Plan to Resolve U.S.-Mexico Trucking Impasse

The Obama administration must produce a plan to solve the ongoing border trucking dispute with Mexico by October, under a provision inserted in the Transportation Department’s 2011 budget.

August 2, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Quality’s 2Q Profit Improves from a Year Ago

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution reported second-quarter net income of $2.1 million, or 9 cents per share, compared with a loss of $186.2 million, or $9.58, a year ago.

Transport Topics
July 28, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Paccar’s Second-Quarter Earnings Increase

Truck maker Paccar Inc.’s second-quarter profit rose to $99.6 million, or 27 cents a share, from $26.5 million, or 7 cents, a year ago, the company said.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2010
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Company Touts EGR Results in ‘Fluid Efficiency’ Test

Fleet managers should consider total “fluid efficiency” when comparing trucks using exhaust gas recirculation engines with those using selective catalytic reduction, truck and engine maker Navistar Inc. said last week.

July 26, 2010
Business, Autonomous

USA Truck Returns to Profit

USA Truck Thursday reported a $900,000 profit in the second quarter, compared with a $1.2 million loss a year ago.

Transport Topics
July 22, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Opinion: Boost Safety to Control Risks, Cut Losses

The recession appears to be waning, but trucking still is feeling the downturn’s effects and is keeping a watchful eye on expenses, including insurance.

July 13, 2010
Editorial, Business, Government, Autonomous

How Good a Recovery?

While Wall Street continues to express its doubts about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery that is under way, most trucking companies say that business is continuing to improve.

July 12, 2010
Editorial, Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

An HOS Rule That Works

The proposal for revamping the federal government’s hours-of-service rule for truck drivers that a coalition of interest groups released recently illustrates just how little these political theorists understand about highway safety and the business of moving America’s freight.

July 5, 2010