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Scania’s 4Q Profit Declines

Swedish truck maker Scania AB’s fourth-quarter net income fell to about $180 million, or 23 cents a share in the first quarterly earnings drop in more than three years, Bloomberg reported.

February 3, 2009
Business, Logistics

Carrier Logistics Offers Fleets Web-Based Software Product

Carrier Logistics Inc., a software provider focused on less-than-truckload carriers and logistics companies, said that it rolled out a Web-based, pay-as-you-go version of its FACTS freight management software.

February 3, 2009
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Contracts

Manufacturing in the U.S. contracted in January for the 12th straight month, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

February 2, 2009
Fuel, Business

Wal-Mart to Test Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Trucks

Wal-Mart Stores will test two types of hybrid trucks and two types of alternatively fueled trucks, the company announced Monday.

February 2, 2009
Government, Business

Construction Spending Falls 1.4%

Construction spending fell 1.4% in December, the Commerce Department said Monday.

February 2, 2009
Business, Logistics

Vitran Opens Southern Calif. 3PL Facility

Vitran Logistics has opened a distribution center in Ontario, Calif., in order to serve Sam’s Club, the company said.

February 2, 2009
Business

Pickens Calls for Federal Funding for Natural Gas-Powered Trucks

WASHINGTON — Billionaire oil executive T. Boone Pickens told a group of mayors he still hopes the federal government will allocate $28 billion for natural gas-powered heavy-duty trucks as a “bridge” to future technologies.

February 2, 2009
Equipment, Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Safety

Paccar Offers Aftermarket Particulate Filter

Paccar Inc.’s parts dealers are offering the company’s Engine Control Systems Purifilter, an aftermarket passively regenerating diesel particulate filter approved by the California Air Resources Board for installation and use in a wide variety of Class 8 trucks.

February 2, 2009
Government, Business

Lawmakers Consider Requiring Snow and Ice Removal from Vehicles

Two states and the District of Columbia may soon enact legislation requiring drivers to remove snow and ice from atop their vehicles, news outlets have reported.

February 2, 2009
Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Cell-Phone Ban, Infrastructure Funds

Why is using a cell phone while driving likened to drunken driving? As long as you have your hands free and you have a Bluetooth device or a headset, I do not see a problem.

February 2, 2009

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