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Opinion: ‘Spoliation of Evidence’ in Accident Litigation

For any trucking company that becomes the target of a personal injury action, “spoliation of evidence” may become a hidden danger that a defendant will need to avoid to be successful.

February 25, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Volvo Plans Gradual Boost in Truck Production

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Volvo AB said Wednesday it is “gradually increasing production rates” as truck sales to emerging markets improve.

February 24, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Ferro Defends FMCSA’s Position on Texting and Driving

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told trucking industry leaders Tuesday the agency was within its rights to ban texting by commercial drivers through a reinterpretation of existing rules, but that more explicit bans were on the way.

February 23, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Tankers Seen as Potential Terrorist Threat, Report Says

Tank trucks filled with gasoline could be the favored surface transportation weapon for terrorists seeking to attack U.S. targets, according to a new study of potential terrorist uses of highway-borne hazardous materials.

February 23, 2010
Fuel, Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Clean Energy to Expand in Southern California

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said Tuesday it will expand its network of liquefied natural gas stations in southern California in large cities and along major truck routes, with a goal to expand into the Southwest.

February 23, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Moving Forward with Emissions-Cap Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency has not yet said how it intends to require heavy trucks to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but a report on the agency’s Web site projects that an advanced notice of rulemaking could be posted as early as June.

February 23, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Hill Gridlock Changes ATA Focus to Regulatory Issues, Graves Says

A year into the Obama administration, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said the trucking industry’s challenges are primarily regulatory, rather than legislative, because of the gridlock that has enveloped Congress since last year.

February 22, 2010
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

CARB Starts $20 Mln. Incentive Program for Purchases of Hybrid Trucks, Buses

The California Air Resources Board has launched a $20 million funding assistance program to stimulate the purchase of hybrid trucks and buses.

February 22, 2010
Business, Government, Autonomous

Company Offers Smart Phone Aimed at Trucking Industry

The company uDrove LLC has released a software program that it said will handle all of the trucking industry’s compliance management needs with a smart phone.

February 22, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Letters: Truck Weight, IdleAire, Truck Driving Schools, CSA 2010, Classifying Drivers

The letter from [an official] of Road Safe America that appeared in the Feb. 1 edition contained a number of misstatements and misunderstandings.

February 22, 2010