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December 23, 2009
Business, Autonomous

Daimler Trucks to Bolster Western Star Presence in Heavy-Duty Marketplace

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America moved to publicly strengthen its commitment to its small Western Star brand, hosting gatherings of dealers and industry media here last week.

November 16, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Dips in Sept., but Economy Shows Gains

The freight recovery paused in September as American Trucking Associations’ tonnage index dipped 0.3% from the month be-fore after recording larger gains in July and August.

November 2, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA to Focus on Recovery at Conference in Las Vegas

After a year in which the trucking industry has been battered by a recession and buffeted by political change, members of American Trucking Associations will gather next month in Las Vegas to celebrate surviving the storm and to rally one another in preparation for the coming rebound.

September 21, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

DOT, EPA Propose National Standards for Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gasses

The Obama administration last week issued its proposed new fuel efficiency and first-ever national greenhouse gases reduction standards for passenger cars and light trucks.

September 21, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Allows Longer Period to Comment on UCR Fee Hike

As trucking groups continue to express opposition toward the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to more than double registration fees starting in 2010, the agency said it was extending the public comment period by 10 days.

September 21, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Mohawk Truck Technician Tops at SuperTech 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. — After four years of learning, technician Christopher Tate, 37, overcame the challenges of 81 competitors, 14 skills station hurdles and a four-hour written test to lay claim to the title of grand national champion of SuperTech 2009.

September 21, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

Buyers to Have More Brake Choices

RALEIGH, N.C. — The federal stopping-distance rule announced in late July will generate lots of technical choices for truck buyers, but manufacturing executives told fleet managers here the engineering changes should be minimally disruptive.

September 21, 2009
Business, Autonomous

Pace of Fleet Failures Slows as Banks Delay Foreclosures

Trucking company failures declined to 370 during the second quarter, plunging 61.9% from the 970 recorded a year earlier, despite the economic turmoil that has sent fleet profits reeling. But the stock analyst who prepared the data warned that the bankruptcy improvement wasn’t a sign of better times.

August 24, 2009
Business, Autonomous

Navistar Threatens to Close Ontario Plant Permanently

Navistar Inc. closed its sole heavy-duty truck plant in North America outside Mexico when the union contract expired and said it would reopen the factory in Chatham, Ontario, only if a new agreement was reached that gave it “flexibility” over production and allowed Navistar to run a “much smaller operation.”

July 6, 2009