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Small Vendors Aim to Replace IdleAire’s Truck-Stop Services

The demise of IdleAire, the largest U.S. truck-stop electrification vendor, leaves the door open for several smaller operators that hope to build their own businesses with a simpler product.

March 1, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

CSA 2010 to Launch in July Despite ‘Snafus,’ Ferro Says

WASHINGTON — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro said she is committed to launching the agency’s new truck safety rating system in July, although she expects there will be problems at the start.

March 1, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

UPS Opens Calgary Truck, Air Hub

UPS Inc. said that it opened its C$30 million Calgary, Alberta, truck and air hub on Feb. 22, completing a consolidation project begun in June 2008.

February 26, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Court Rejects Injunction in L.A. Port Plan

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A federal court ruling on the Port of Los Angeles’ clean trucks plan will not significantly affect a lower court ruling that temporarily halts the port from implementing most of the port’s concession requirements, according to American Trucking Associations.

February 25, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Rises Again, Gaining 5.7% in January

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

U.S. truck tonnage rose 5.7% in January from the same month last year, the second straight year-over-year increase following more than a year of comparable declines, American Trucking Associations said.

February 25, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Opinion: ‘Spoliation of Evidence’ in Accident Litigation

For any trucking company that becomes the target of a personal injury action, “spoliation of evidence” may become a hidden danger that a defendant will need to avoid to be successful.

February 25, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Plans Gradual Boost in Truck Production

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Volvo AB said Wednesday it is “gradually increasing production rates” as truck sales to emerging markets improve.

February 24, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Ferro Defends FMCSA’s Position on Texting and Driving

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told trucking industry leaders Tuesday the agency was within its rights to ban texting by commercial drivers through a reinterpretation of existing rules, but that more explicit bans were on the way.

February 23, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Tankers Seen as Potential Terrorist Threat, Report Says

Tank trucks filled with gasoline could be the favored surface transportation weapon for terrorists seeking to attack U.S. targets, according to a new study of potential terrorist uses of highway-borne hazardous materials.

February 23, 2010
Fuel, Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Clean Energy to Expand in Southern California

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said Tuesday it will expand its network of liquefied natural gas stations in southern California in large cities and along major truck routes, with a goal to expand into the Southwest.

February 23, 2010