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CVG to Shutter Seattle Operations

Auto and truck parts supplier Commercial Vehicle Group said Wednesday it will close its Seattle manufacturing facility and transfer operations from there by the end of this year.

May 23, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Senator Seeks Hazmat Review for Drivers

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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has called on federal officials to review standards for granting truck drivers hazardous materials endorsements.

May 22, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Moves to Protect Fleets From ID Theft

Brent Jones first got word March 27 that his trucking company’s name was being used as part of a freight load board fraud scheme.

May 22, 2007
Fuel, Business, Autonomous

UPS Expands ‘Green Fleet’ Hybrids

UPS Inc. said Tuesday it had expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles by adding 50 new hybrid electric delivery trucks.

May 22, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Makers Oppose Legislation Imposing Fuel-Economy Standards

A Senate proposal that would set fuel-economy standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks conflicts with a current push to reduce engine emissions and would not work without additional research, representatives of the truck manufacturing industry said.

May 21, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Pa. Trucking Firm Helps Buy Air Monitor

May 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

House Limits Plan Granting Mexican Trucks Access

The House voted last week to impose more restrictions on the DOT’s plans to grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways, in a move aimed at significantly slowing a proposed pilot program.

May 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

DHS Sets $11.6 Mln. for Highway Watch Program

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it has issued an $11.6 million grant to the Highway Watch program it sponsors jointly with American Trucking Associations.

May 16, 2007
Business, Autonomous

TravelCenters Posts 1Q Loss

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Truck stop chain TravelCenters of America reported a net loss for the two-month period from Feb. 1 through March 31, and for the first quarter.

May 16, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Freightliner to Cut N.C. Jobs

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Freightliner will cut as many as 1,500 jobs at a North Carolina truck assembly plant, the Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday.

May 15, 2007