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Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Reducing Highway Fatalities

Trucking-related highway fatalities fell again last year, to their lowest level in 15 years, according to data from the Department of Transportation.

September 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Judge Tentatively Denies Injunction in SoCal Port Suit; ATA to Appeal

A federal judge tentatively denied American Trucking Associations’ request for an injunction that would delay the start of concessionaire programs for drayage drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

September 9, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Cites Continuing Economic Sluggishness

U.S. economic activity, including trucking and freight transportation, was sluggish in July and August, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.

September 3, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Increases 4.4% in July

The July truck tonnage report offered mixed signals about the industry and the U.S. economy, as American Trucking Associations’ index rose 4.4% from weak results a year earlier but declined 0.3% from the June totals.

September 1, 2008
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Gains 4.4% in July

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truck tonnage jumped 4.4% in July from a year earlier, marking the eighth straight year-over-year increase, American Trucking Associations said.

August 28, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

China’s Largest Truck Company’s Profit Rises 40%

China’s largest truck maker, Sinotruk, boosted a first-half profit 40% as consumers rushed to buy vehicles before the introduction of a new emissions regulation, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

August 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: Truck Driver Appreciation

A good rule of thumb is that you cannot appreciate truck drivers too much. But we’re convinced that expression of admiration for what America’s 3.5 million professional drivers accomplish on a daily basis carries a certain value.

August 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Volvo’s North American Sales Drop 2%

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Volvo AB said deliveries by its four truck brands rose 2% worldwide in July, but fell by 2% in North America, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

August 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Chicago’s O’Hare Conducts Mobile Cargo Screening

The Transportation Security Administration for the first time has used a mobile X-ray machine capable of screening contents of large cargo containers to check trucks entering Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the Associated Press reported.

August 27, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment, Safety, Technology, Autonomous

Freightliner to Offer Meritor WABCO System

Freightliner Trucks, part of Daimler Trucks North America, said it will offer Meritor WABCO’s new automatic forward-collision warning and braking system on its models Cascadia and Century Class S/T tractors.

August 25, 2008

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