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Analysts See Downturn in 4Q Trucking Company Earnings

Analysts expect mostly lackluster fourth-quarter earnings from trucking companies, since the industry's annual peak season never materialized and demand further waned amid a general economic slowdown, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo AB Unveils Hybrid Powertrain in Prototype Mack Truck

WASHINGTON — Volvo AB and Mack Trucks Inc. last week unveiled a hybrid prototype of a heavy-duty Mack construction truck and company officials said their diesel-electric power supply will cut fuel costs 30% for stop-and-go trucks and buses while running much cleaner.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Calif. Aims to Cut Emissions, Improve Four Freight Corridors

Trucks operating in California would be required to meet tighter emission standards under a plan proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to spend $3.1 billion in bond money to improve four key freight corridors.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

ACE to Be Required at Entry Points in California, Texas, N. Mex.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Friday that truck carriers entering the United States at all land border ports of entry in California, Texas and New Mexico will be required to present advance electronic cargo information through the Automated Commercial Environment truck manifest system.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2007
Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Penske Logistics to Close Ohio Terminal in March

Penske Logistics plans to close a trucking terminal in Richfield, Ohio, and lay off 92 employees by the end of March, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Friday.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

TTNews.com to Close Monday for MLK Holiday

TTNews.com will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

January 18, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Report Reports Weaker Trucking Demand

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that its 12 district banks reported a moderate pace of growth and inflation late last year as labor markets tightened, and several regional banks reported softer trucking demand.

Transport Topics
January 18, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Names New America’s Road Team for 2007-2008

American Trucking Associations Wednesday named the members of the 2007-2008 America’s Road Team, an elite group of drivers who have driven millions of miles safely and will serve as trucking ambassadors for the next two years.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Arkansas-Based Trucking Firms Push Forward With Growth Plans

Three large Arkansas-based trucking companies have pushed ahead with plans to expand despite warnings signs of a slowdown in the trucking industry this year, the Northwest Arkansas Morning News reported.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Stricter Emission Rules Require New Oils, Lubricants

A major challenge facing the trucking industry as it copes with tighter emission standards from the Environmental Protection Agency is choosing the right type of oil to ensure that engines continue to perform to their maximum capability.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2007

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