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Companies Use Tracking Technology for Electronic Cargo Security

Many manufacturers provide trucking companies with products that use Global Positioning System satellites to help manage their logistics more seamlessly, but have now found an additional use for the technology.

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims

NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Index Declines 1.7% from Feb. ’06

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index for February fell 1.7% from the same month a year ago, marking the eighth straight year-to-year decline, ATA said late Monday.

March 27, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Paccar to Trim Production at Several Plants in April

Paccar Inc. said it will shut down truck production for several days in April at two Kenworth Truck Co. plants and two Peterbilt Motor Co. factories, cut its build rate for heavy trucks and lay off an unspecified number of workers.

March 27, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Shipper ‘White Paper’ Backs Fees on Calif. Port Truckers

A coalition of shippers and marine terminal operators are supporting an overhaul of regulations in California that would include fees on port drayage trucks that do not meet environmental standards, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Monday.

March 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Turnover Falls at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13 percentage points last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to a survey produced by American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Paccar to Trim Production at Ohio Kenworth Plant

Paccar Inc., the parent of Kenworth Truck Co., will temporarily shut down production at Kenworth’s Chillicothe, Ohio, plant, the Chillicothe Gazette reported.

March 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Senate Panel Passes Measure Restricting Mexican Truck Access

The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved an amendment that would prevent Mexican trucking companies from gaining unrestricted access to U.S. highways until American truckers are afforded the same access in Mexico.

March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Turnover Falls at Large TL Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13% last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucking Would Consider Higher Taxes, Graves Says

The trucking industry is willing to pay higher fuel taxes as long as the money is spent to improve the highway infrastructure, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007

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