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Driver Turnover Falls at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13 percentage points last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to a survey produced by American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Paccar to Trim Production at Ohio Kenworth Plant

Paccar Inc., the parent of Kenworth Truck Co., will temporarily shut down production at Kenworth’s Chillicothe, Ohio, plant, the Chillicothe Gazette reported.

March 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Senate Panel Passes Measure Restricting Mexican Truck Access

The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved an amendment that would prevent Mexican trucking companies from gaining unrestricted access to U.S. highways until American truckers are afforded the same access in Mexico.

March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Turnover Falls at Large TL Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13% last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucking Would Consider Higher Taxes, Graves Says

The trucking industry is willing to pay higher fuel taxes as long as the money is spent to improve the highway infrastructure, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Suppliers Hope Features Lure Buyers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With sales of heavy trucks expected to drop sharply from last year, OEMs and suppliers at the Mid-America Trucking Show shifted tactics, emphasizing new features and markets in an effort to keep customers interested.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Navistar Says ’07s More Fuel Efficient

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The head of truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. said its 2007 models are more fuel efficient and perform better than 2006 models, in addition to being cleaner burning.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Former ATA Chairman Vernon Garner Dies at 69

Garner Transportation Group co-founder and former American Trucking Associations Chairman Vernon Eugene Garner died Tuesday, following a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 69.

March 22, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: U.S.-Mexico Border Standoff

It seemed like such a simple and logical plan: As the nations of North America removed obstacles to the free flow of goods between them, the barriers impeding the trucks that move those goods also would be torn down.

March 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — March 15 - March 21

Kentucky Eyes Higher Speed Limits • Penske Has Trained 15,000 Drivers Under Highway Watch Program • Colorado to Spend $1.2 Mln. for Truck ‘Chain-Up’ Spaces

March 21, 2007

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