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Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Recovery and Expansion

Amid the gyrations of the stock markets and the television talk-show discussions about a possible double-dip recession, virtually all business signs in the trucking industry show unmistakable movement toward recovery and expansion.

June 21, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Port of Long Beach Reports Fewer Emissions

Air pollution at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., declined in 2009 for the third consecutive year, and diesel particulate matter has fallen more than 50% since 2005, in part because of the port’s clean truck program, port officials said

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2010
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Autonomous

Flying J, Comdata Reach Agreement

Truck stop chain Flying J Inc. said it has started accepting Comdata payment cards at its 270 U.S. and Canadian travel centers.

June 14, 2010
Editorial, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Safety on Display

Despite occasional hyperventilation from advocacy groups and some politicians, trucking’s safety performance is steadily improving and the industry’s dedication to playing its part in keeping America’s highways safe should be unquestioned.

June 14, 2010
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Improving Fuel Efficiency

President Obama’s recent announcement that he was kicking off a major effort to improve the fuel efficiency of commercial vehicles was welcome news to the trucking industry.

June 7, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Letters: Broker Bonds, Skinner and LaHood

Reading the May 24 “Opinion” column on how hard it would be for the smaller freight brokers to exist with a higher bond, my heart goes out to them, but my sympathies run with the trucking companies that use these brokers, small or large.

June 7, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Opinion: Dedicated Contract Carriage

What a difference a year makes: Just one year ago, trucking trade publications were reporting on truckload rates plummeting 27% over the previous year, trucking companies beating down shippers’ doors looking for business, carriers dealing with 50% to 100% excess capacity over the previous two years, and thousands of trucking companies going bankrupt.

June 7, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Urges Senate to Address Advanced Technology Bill

American Trucking Associations, truck manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have urged the Senate to address a research and development bill on increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2010
Editorial, Business, Government, Autonomous

Getting Ready for CSA 2010

Clearly, apprehension over the potential ramifications of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new truck safety ratings program is growing as we move closer to full implementation of the plan.

May 31, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

TTNews To Close Monday for Memorial Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, June 1, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

May 28, 2010