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Shippers Benefitting From Softer Freight Market, Journal Reports

Freight shippers are seeing a more favorable environment because of slipping overall volumes moved by trucks and trains and an abundance of capacity, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

April 18, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Stops Concerned About Supplying Urea

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter

This story appears in the April 16 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

April 16, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Bankruptcies Increase as Freight Declines

Trucking company failures jumped in the first quarter of 2007, and industry observers warned of tougher times ahead because of an uncertain economy, weak freight loads and rising fuel costs.

April 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

IRS Says Fleets Face Sanctions

IRS officials told trucking executives that motor carriers must account properly for driver per-diem expenses or risk losing the tax-exempt status of the plans.

April 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Letters to the Editor: Maintenance Issues; Heavier Trucks

These letters appear in the April 9 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Maintenance Issues

April 11, 2007
Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Justice OKs Trucking Survey

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will not oppose a proposal by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies to conduct an operational and financial survey of small- and medium-sized trucking firms.

April 10, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Daimler Sets Dealer Initiative

TT File Photo

DaimlerChrysler Truck Financial announced a regional initiative Monday that it said will improve service to its Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star dealers in the United States and Canada.

April 9, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Chinese Truck Maker Plans Overseas Public Listing

A Chinese truck company plans to transfer its entire stake in its China-based unit to a Hong Kong-based subsidiary in an $845 million deal, paving the way for an overseas listing of that country’s third-largest truck marker, Bloomberg reported.

April 9, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Tire Makers Raising Prices

At least five major tire manufacturers said they are raising prices on their medium- and heavy-duty truck tires by 3% to 5%, with most citing the rising cost of raw materials as the reason.

April 9, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Truck Dealers Upgrade Technology

Listening to Pam Hall describe her new building, you could mistake it for a cutting-edge technology company.

April 9, 2007