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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
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Truck Driver Appreciation Week Is Under Way

The annual National Truck Driver Association Week began Sunday and will run through Saturday, American Trucking Associations said.

August 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Heritage Transport’s Dennis Shirar Is Truck Driving Grand Champion

Dennis Shirar, a driver with Indianapolis-based Heritage Transport who has driven 3 million accident-free miles, was named the 2008 National Truck Driving Grand Champion, American Trucking Associations said.

August 25, 2008
Business, Government, Autonomous

Carriers Expect Weak Volume During Usually Strong Season

Freight carriers are preparing for a relatively weak peak shipping season this year as major retailers react to sluggish economic growth by cutting back on imports and reducing the volume of goods that typically move by truck and rail during what is usually the busiest shipping period in the third and fourth quarters.

August 25, 2008
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Fleet Growth Stagnant In 2nd Quarter, Polk Reports

Growth in the nation’s fleet of Class 8 trucks ground to a halt during the second quarter, as U.S. registrations for vehicles in operation rose by just 0.75%, according to R.L. Polk & Co.

August 25, 2008
Business, Government, Autonomous

Rising Transport Costs Push Shippers to Reshape Packaging

Whether the product is laundry detergent or basketballs or almost anything else, changing the way things are packaged to make the most out of a trailer’s space is introducing a little-noticed structural change to the trucking industry.

August 25, 2008
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Autonomous

Two Carriers to Join Port of L.A.’s Clean Trucks Program

Two national truckload carriers have signed letters of intent to participate in the port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Plan, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

August 22, 2008
Business, Autonomous

Volvo, Mack to Streamline U.S. Operations

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Affiliated truck makers Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America said Thursday they will concentrate each company’s manufacturing operations into a single U.S. location and will move Mack’s headquarters from Allentown, Pa., to Greensboro, N.C.

August 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA Urges Congressional Action on Drug, Alcohol Testing

American Trucking Associations Wednesday called on Congress to help the trucking industry to improve highway safety by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation’s 3.4 million truck drivers.

May 21, 2008