Business
Business

Freightliner Workers Vote to Avoid Layoffs at N.C. Plant

Union members at a Freightliner plant in North Carolina have agreed to alternate lay-off weeks between first and second shifts, a move that will save about 1,500 jobs, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Coalition Criticizes FMCSA Over Mexican Trucks Plan

A coalition of groups led by Public Citizen and the Teamsters union said Wednesday that the Department of Transportation was ignoring federal safety laws in implementing a pilot program that would allow Mexican trucks to travel throughout the United States.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business

Daimler, Fiat Set Engine Technology Pact

Europe-based vehicle makers DaimlerChrysler and Fiat have signed an agreement calling for strategic cooperation to provide Daimler’s truck group with engine and powertrain technology from Fiat, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2007
Government, Business

Senate Authorizes Lawsuits Against OPEC

The Senate approved legislation late Tuesday that would allow the federal government to sue OPEC oil cartel nations under antitrust laws, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2007
Business

ACS Sets Driver Recruitment, Retention Technology

Affiliated Computer Services said it has launched today announced the launch an automated recruitment and retention application for the transportation industry.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Senate Panel Backs Alternative Fuel Tax Breaks

A Senate committee approved $28 billion in tax breaks Tuesday to underwrite renewable fuels and “clean coal” technology, but the full Senate cut back provisions that would greatly expand diesel fuel made from coal, the New York Times reported.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2007
Government, Business

FTC Clears $7.4 Billion Chrysler Sale

Federal antitrust regulators cleared a private-equity firm’s $7.4 billion purchase of Chrysler from DaimlerChrysler, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2007
Business, Technology

Xtra Lease Adds Trailer-Tracking Features

Trailer equipment rental and leasing firm Xtra Lease said it has added new trailer-tracking features for fleets.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Rises to Nine-Month High, Nearing $70 a Barrel

Crude oil futures rose to a nine-month high Tuesday, closing at $69.10 a barrel, the highest New York Mercantile Exchange closing price since Sept. 1, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2007
Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: SafeStat Scores, Hypermiling

These letters appear in the June 18 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

SafeStat Scores

June 19, 2007

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