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CSA 2010 Is Coming

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new enforcement plan, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, seems destined to be a major step forward in how the federal government oversees truck fleets and drivers.

March 1, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Autonomous

Letters: A True Leader, CSA 2010 (Cont.’d)

Iowa’s trucking industry lost a dear friend and valued leader this past week. John Ruan was one of the three founders of the Iowa Motor Truck Association.

March 1, 2010
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

U.S. Class 8 Fleet Size Contracts; Decline Leaves 3.57 Million in Use

The lengthy and ongoing truck sales drought caused America’s Class 8 truck fleet to contract 2.1% during the fourth quarter, the first such decline since the third quarter of 2008, according to the year-end report on commercial vehicle registrations by R.L. Polk & Co.

March 1, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

January Truck Tonnage Jumps 5.7%

January truck tonnage rose 5.7%, the biggest year-over-year increase in five years and solid evidence of a recovery in the industry and the U.S. economy, American Trucking Associations reported last week.

March 1, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Leaders See Reasons for More Optimism

WASHINGTON — Officials attending American Trucking Associations’ Winter Leadership Meeting here last week said they were more optimistic about the future than they were a year ago, because the economic fortunes and political winds appear to be changing.

March 1, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

CSA 2010 to Launch in July Despite ‘Snafus,’ Ferro Says

WASHINGTON — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro said she is committed to launching the agency’s new truck safety rating system in July, although she expects there will be problems at the start.

March 1, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Small Vendors Aim to Replace IdleAire’s Truck-Stop Services

The demise of IdleAire, the largest U.S. truck-stop electrification vendor, leaves the door open for several smaller operators that hope to build their own businesses with a simpler product.

March 1, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

CSA 2010 to Launch in July Despite ‘Snafus,’ Ferro Says

WASHINGTON — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro said she is committed to launching the agency’s new truck safety rating system in July, although she expects there will be problems at the start.

March 1, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

UPS Opens Calgary Truck, Air Hub

UPS Inc. said that it opened its C$30 million Calgary, Alberta, truck and air hub on Feb. 22, completing a consolidation project begun in June 2008.

February 26, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Court Rejects Injunction in L.A. Port Plan

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A federal court ruling on the Port of Los Angeles’ clean trucks plan will not significantly affect a lower court ruling that temporarily halts the port from implementing most of the port’s concession requirements, according to American Trucking Associations.

February 25, 2010

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