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Daimler’s Renschler Says Global Truck Market Recovering Slowly

The head of Daimler AG’s truck unit said worldwide truck demand may take several more years to return to pre-recession levels, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

March 10, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Legislative Initiatives ‘Undercut’ Owner-Operator Model

Nearly 90 proposals in 24 states and Congress would “undercut” independent contractor classification and subject carriers using owner-operators to “greater scrutiny and exposure,” according to a new American Trucking Associations’ owner-operator classification alert.

March 9, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Bose Corp. Sets Price for High-Tech Seat

Bose Corp. officials have set the retail price for a sophisticated new heavy-duty truck seat, which is now available for purchase, at $5,995.

March 8, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Proposed Hazmat Fees Unfair to Large Carriers, ATA Says

A proposed federal rule that triples to $3,000 the annual registration fee for large motor carriers who haul hazardous materials but maintains a $300 fee for small carriers places an unfair burden on large carriers, American Trucking Associations said.

March 8, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Rule Changes Ahead for SafeStat Audits

The rules are changing for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “SafeStat” audits for trucking companies.

March 5, 2010
Business, Government, Autonomous

Lawmakers Seek Resolution of Mexican Trucks Dispute

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A group of 56 U.S. lawmakers have urged the Obama administration to resolve a dispute with Mexico over cross-border trucking that has damaged bilateral trade, Reuters reported.

March 4, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel, Equipment, Autonomous

Diesel Emissions-Reduction Funds Available in SoCal

California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District is offering incentive funding of up to $50,000 for the purchase of a diesel truck or up to $100,000 for the purchase of a natural gas truck, in return for scrapping an older Class 8 diesel truck, the agency said.

March 2, 2010
Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Penske Completes Bright Truck Acquisition

Penske Truck Leasing Co. said that it has completed the acquisition of Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, a truck leasing, maintenance, rental and logistics company.

March 2, 2010
Government, Business, Autonomous

Pa. Gov. Wants Sales Tax on Trucking, Warehousing

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell (D) has proposed that the state extend the sales tax to services including trucking and warehousing, a move industry leaders said imperils a business sector the state actively recruited and developed.

March 2, 2010
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Accuride Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Truck component maker Accuride Corp. said it has successfully completed a reorganization plan and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after five months.

March 1, 2010