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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
Business, Autonomous

Daimler to Sell Chrysler UnitTo Private Firm for $7.4 Bln.


DaimlerChrysler will sell its Chrysler unit to a private-equity firm for $7.4 billion, abandoning a nine-year effort to make the division profitable, Bloomberg reported Monday.

May 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Volvo’s 1Q Profit Declines

Bruce Andrew Peters

Truck maker Volvo AB’s first-quarter profit dipped 5.8% as North American sales declined, but the company’s European sales increased, Bloomberg reported Friday.

May 11, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

House Panel Imposes New Border Limits

A House panel moved to put new limits on the Bush administration’s plans to open the U.S. border to Mexican trucks, and the panel’s chairman warned DOT not to go forward with its plans.

May 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT Delays Mexican-Trucks Program


The Department of Transportation said it will delay its plan to allow Mexican trucks into the United States until U.S. trucks are allowed into Mexico, and that it will take public comments on the program this month.

May 1, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Dongfeng’s 1Q Profit Jumps 24%

Dongfeng Automobile Co. said its profit increased for a third straight quarter, rising 24% as China's surging economy boosted demand for trucks and other commercial vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

April 30, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

CVG’s First-Quarter Income Falls

Auto and truck parts supplier Commercial Vehicle Group said its first-quarter profit fell by 78% to $3 million or 14 cents a share, from $13.4 million or 62 cents last year.

April 30, 2007