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DaimlerChrysler’s Truck Sales Improve; May Sell Chrysler Unit

DaimlerChrysler AG said Wednesday it earned $4.3 billion or $4.17 per share last year, up from $3.8 billion or $3.70 a share in 2005, and the company said its truck unit's sales improved.

February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

ATA Seeks Alerts to Fleets on Drivers’ CDLs • ATRI Seeking Input for Speed-Governor Survey • Idaho Eyes Raising Truck Speed Limit to 70 MPH • Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls 60,000 Trucks Overseas

February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Trucking Braces for Hours-of-Service Decision

In May 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a number of proposed changes to the existing hours-of-service rules — rules which, until this point, had remained virtually unchanged for 60 years.

February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

California May Build More Toll Roads, Paper Reports

California state lawmakers are planning toll-road projects that could be a future trend in the state, and some of the first projects will be targeted to roads that move goods from the state’s ports, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

February 13, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Won’t Bid for Germany’s MAN, Paper Reports

Volvo AB has no plans to pursue a takeover of German truck maker MAN AG, as it would not get European Union regulatory approval to do so, Bloomberg reported Monday.

February 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

NATSO Expects More Biodiesel Sales

SAN ANTONIO — Truck-stop industry officials meeting here said their main focus this year would be preparing for the expected increase in biodiesel use.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Stuart Named TMC Chairman; Says More Technicians Needed

TAMPA, Fla. — Trucking executives are not doing enough to attract talented, younger technicians to the increasingly complex field of truck maintenance, said Darry Stuart, incoming chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

TMC Group Says Onboard Recorder Rule May Be Costly

TAMPA, Fla. — A Technology & Maintenance Council task force said several provisions of the proposed federal requirement for electronic onboard recorders need clarification, and the rule’s required data-display equipment could be a costly and ineffective expense for trucking companies.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

ATA to Launch Driver Recruitment Web Site Friday

American Trucking Associations will launch its driver recruitment Web site, GetTrucking.com, Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

February 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Letters to the Editor: Hybrid Trucks, Diesel vs. Gasoline

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. Undoubtedly, there is a need to pursue alternatives to decrease fuel consumption, lower our dependency on fossil fuels, promote cleaner air and reduce CO2 emissions.

February 9, 2007

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