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FMCSA to Propose Electronic Onboard Recorder Rule Thursday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late Tuesday that it will announce a proposed rule regarding electronic on-board recorders for commercial trucks and buses on Thursday morning.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Crude Oil Closes at 19-Month Low, at $54.02 a Barrel

Crude oil futures hit a 19-month low price, closing at $54.02 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday following a Department of Energy report showing strong heating-oil inventories, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Wachovia Upgrades Trucking Sector

Wachovia Capital Markets upgraded the U.S. trucking sector to “market weight” from “underweight,” citing opportunities for investors to be more constructive ahead of the next upturn, Reuters reported.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

CDL Fraud Probe Targets False Addresses

Several people who obtained commercial driver’s licenses from a southern Missouri trucking school gave false home addresses, and state officials acknowledge they currently have no way to stop the practice, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Carriers, Drivers Embrace Mobile Tracking Technology

When Foodliner Inc., a liquid and dry-bulk carrier based in Dubuque, Iowa, put in a mobile communications system to track the location of its trucks and monitor the performance of its drivers, corporate controller Tom Stueck said he expected some resistance.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 8, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Officials Wrestle With In-Cab Systems for Monitoring Sophisticated Diesel Engines

Engine manufacturers and trucking officials said they recognize the need for onboard diagnostic systems to monitor the performance of emission-treatment systems because diesel engines are growing in complexity.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TransForce Completes Acqusition of Trucking Firm Westfreight

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Thursday it completed its acquisition of Westfreight Systems and Westfreight Holdings (U.S.A.). Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Dec. 28 - Jan. 3

FMCSA to Offer Driver-Training Grants • Groups Sue Army to Stop Trucking Nerve Gas • Cakeboxx Says Doorless Container Prevents Unauthorized Access

January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

U.S. Border Remains Closed to Trucks From Mexico

The Department of Transportation went from being “very close” to opening the border with Mexico to trucks, to preparing a pilot project to allow such trucks to enter the country, to having the border shuttered indefinitely to Mexican truck traffic.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Cummins Gains EPA Certification for ’07 Truck Engines

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. said late Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency has certified the company’s medium- and heavy-duty truck engines for 2007.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2007

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