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Letters: ’07 Engines, Fuel Surcharges

Review of the 2007 generation of diesel engines has been a very hot topic this year. At the annual American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council meeting, I was one of the panelists asked to score the performance of the 2007 engines based on TransAm’s experiences.

May 3, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Nissan Diesel America Changes Name

Nissan Diesel America has changed its name to UD Trucks North America Inc., part of a rebranding effort in conjunction with the company’s 25th anniversary.

May 3, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Dealer Execs Optimistic About Prospects for Truck Sales After OEM Meetings

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Dealer executives bubbled with optimism as they exited their respective truck-brand meetings here at the American Truck Dealers conference.

May 3, 2010
Business, Government, Autonomous

Opinion: Mich. Lawmakers, a New Bridge Crossing

The future of the new, publicly owned bridge at Windsor-Detroit rests with the Michigan Legislature. By June 1, we will know whether the Detroit River International Crossing — or the Gordie Howe Bridge as I call it — will be built, or whether it will be shelved and, perhaps never constructed, or at least not in the lifetime of most of us. 

April 23, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Seeks Mike Russell ‘Good Stuff’ Award Nominations

Bob Schatz for TT

American Trucking Associations is accepting nominations for the annual Mike Russell “Good stuff” Trucking Image Award.

April 22, 2010
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Volcano Continues to Hamper Air Freight in Europe

The huge ash cloud hanging over Europe from last week’s volcano eruption in Iceland is hampering global air freight and causing a shift in European cargo from planes to trucks, news services reported.

April 19, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Medium-Duty Vehicles to Garner Attention as American Truck Dealers Hold Convention

The chairman of American Truck Dealers said the trade group will add more attention to medium-duty lines at its annual convention and exposition, scheduled for April 23-26 in Kissimmee, Fla.

April 19, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

New York State Scraps Truck Rural-Route Restrictions

The New York State Department of Transportation told a transportation task force that it will no longer pursue efforts to restrict trucks from using certain rural routes in the Finger Lakes area, American Trucking Associations said.

April 14, 2010
Business, Equipment, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Utah Clean Truck Program to Provide APU Funding

State and federal grants totaling $585,000 will help 15 trucking companies in Utah install auxiliary power units, the Associated Press reported.

April 9, 2010
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Peterbilt Unveils New Class 8, Medium-Duty Models

Peterbilt Motors Co. recently introduced its new Model 587 Class 8 truck, available as a day cab or a twin sleeper, replacing its Model 387.

April 7, 2010