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Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Fleets Face Few Hurdles With New Power Plants

As the trucking industry shifts to the next generation of low-emission diesel engines, some fleet maintenance managers said they have experienced few problems with the transition, which presents maintenance adjustments for heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks alike.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
March 5, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Scania May Name VW’s Winterkorn Chairman

Swedish truck maker Scania AB’s Chairman Bernd Pischetsrieder may step down from his position this week, to be replaced by Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, Bloomberg reported Monday.

March 5, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government, Autonomous

More Fleets Enter China Offering Trucking, Logistics

Schneider National Inc., which recently received a license to operate as a domestic carrier in China, is at the leading edge of a growing Asian investment wave by U.S. fleets, joining both truckload and less-than-truckload companies that have partnerships or logistics operations there.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

December Nafta Surface Trade Dips 0.1%, DOT Says

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico dipped 0.1% in December from the same month a year earlier, though both truck and rail numbers rose, the Department of Transportation said.

March 1, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Celadon Buys Virginia Trucking Company Warrior Xpress

Truckload carrier Celadon Group said Wednesday that one of its subsidiaries purchased the truckload business and tractors and trailers of Warrior Xpress for about $8.3 million.

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Testing Longer, Heavier Trucks

The new chairman of the pivotal House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. James Oberstar, said he would support a pilot program to test the effects that raising truck size and weight limits would have on the nation’s highways.

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Transportation Stocks Take Hit in Market Tumble

Transportation stocks, including airlines, trucking companies and railroads, were among the hardest hit in Tuesday’s stock market tumble, the Associated Press reported.

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Oberstar Suggests Size Test

WASHINGTON — Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), a key transportation legislator and a longtime opponent of increasing truck sizes and weights, told Transport Topics he would now support a pilot study of larger vehicles on U.S. highways.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Autonomous

Trucking: Don’t Include CBs in Laws Banning Cellphones

Trucking executives said efforts to ban the use of cellular phones from the nation’s highways would receive industry support as long as state laws do not also ban two-way radios and satellite communication devices.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limiters

On Oct. 20, American Trucking Associations, in conjunction with “Road Safe America,” a group of nine trucking companies, submitted a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

February 28, 2007