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Mexico Eyes New Tariffs

The Mexican government is preparing to change the list of U.S. products that will be subjected to higher tariffs in retaliation for the continued lockout of that nation’s truck fleets, sources told Transport Topics last week.

March 15, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Mid-America Trucking Show Expects Rise in Exhibitors, Attendees, Organizers Say

Despite a challenging freight environment over the past year, the 2010 Mid-America Trucking Show organizers said industry optimism may be rising. They cited an anticipated increase in the number of exhibitors and attendees for the March 25-27 show.

March 15, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Trucking Opposes Plan to Raise Hazmat Fees

A proposed federal rule that triples to $3,000 the annual registration fee for large hazardous materials motor carriers but maintains a fee of $300 for small carriers places an unfair burden on large carriers, American Trucking Associations and National Tank Truck Carriers said in written comments opposing the new rule.

March 15, 2010
Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Canada Delays Electronic Manifest Requirement

Canada has delayed its plan to require carriers with incoming shipments to submit manifest information electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said.

March 12, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Opinion: Heavier Trucks Deliver Safer, Greener Future

The shipping industry in the United States has the opportunity in the next 18 months to dramatically improve its efficiency and ability to compete in the global economy.

March 10, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Daimler’s Renschler Says Global Truck Market Recovering Slowly

The head of Daimler AG’s truck unit said worldwide truck demand may take several more years to return to pre-recession levels, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

March 10, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Legislative Initiatives ‘Undercut’ Owner-Operator Model

Nearly 90 proposals in 24 states and Congress would “undercut” independent contractor classification and subject carriers using owner-operators to “greater scrutiny and exposure,” according to a new American Trucking Associations’ owner-operator classification alert.

March 9, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Bose Corp. Sets Price for High-Tech Seat

Bose Corp. officials have set the retail price for a sophisticated new heavy-duty truck seat, which is now available for purchase, at $5,995.

March 8, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Proposed Hazmat Fees Unfair to Large Carriers, ATA Says

A proposed federal rule that triples to $3,000 the annual registration fee for large motor carriers who haul hazardous materials but maintains a $300 fee for small carriers places an unfair burden on large carriers, American Trucking Associations said.

March 8, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Rule Changes Ahead for SafeStat Audits

The rules are changing for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “SafeStat” audits for trucking companies.

March 5, 2010

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