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DOT to Begin Audits of Mexican Trucking Companies

Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will travel to Mexico to conduct safety audits on trucking companies interested in hauling cargo to and from the United States, the Department of Transportation said late Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Maritime Commission Approves ATA Intermodal Settlement

The Federal Maritime Commission has approved a settlement negotiated between American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference and an FMC-regulated ocean carrier, ATA said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Scania to Buy GM Component Plant in Sweden

Swedish truck maker Scania AB has reached agreement to buy a Swedish component plant owned by General Motors Corp., Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA’s Graves Criticizes Privatization Trend on CNBC

American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves criticized the growing trend of privatization of toll roads on CNBC’s “Street Signs” program Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 15 - Feb. 21

Idaho Bill to Raise Truck Speeds to 70 MPH Fails • Railroad Administration to Set HOS Rules • ATA Backs Medical Certificate/CDL Merger • Driver Passport Teams With CSSG

February 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Official Says Responses Prepared to Pending HOS Rulings

ARLINGTON, Va. — With a pair of lawsuits challenging federal driver work rules still pending, American Trucking Associations officials have begun preparing responses to the rulings.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Volvo Agrees to Buy Nissan Diesel for $1.1 Billion

Sweden-based truck maker Volvo AB has agreed to buy Japan’s Nissan Diesel Motor Co. for $1.1 billion to add production in Asia, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2007
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, Autonomous

Manufacturers Begin Tests of 2010 Engine Prototypes

Most major truck engine manufacturers said they are now testing prototypes of engines developed to meet the federal government’s 2010 diesel engine emission standards. Two of them said they will have engines available for testing next year.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2007

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