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Wachovia Upgrades Trucking Sector

Wachovia Capital Markets upgraded the U.S. trucking sector to “market weight” from “underweight,” citing opportunities for investors to be more constructive ahead of the next upturn, Reuters reported.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

CDL Fraud Probe Targets False Addresses

Several people who obtained commercial driver’s licenses from a southern Missouri trucking school gave false home addresses, and state officials acknowledge they currently have no way to stop the practice, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business

UPS Names David Abney Chief Operating Officer

UPS Inc. late Monday said it promoted David Abney to chief operating officer and Alan Gershenhorn to replace Abney as president of UPS International.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2007
Business

DDC Heavy-Duty Engines in Production, Freightliner Says

Freightliner LLC said it that its Detroit Diesel Corp. unit has begun production of 2007-year heavy-duty Series 60 engine that meets required Environmental Protection Agency standards.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2007
Business, Government

Delaware May Lease Its Toll Roads, Paper Reports

Delaware may consider leasing its toll roads to pay for road projects, in a move similar to other states, the Delaware News Journal newspaper reported Sunday.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2007
Business, Safety

U.S. Freight Railroads Report Record-Breaking Year

U.S. freight railroads completed a record-breaking year in 2006, moving record numbers of carloads and intermodal containers, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Carriers, Drivers Embrace Mobile Tracking Technology

When Foodliner Inc., a liquid and dry-bulk carrier based in Dubuque, Iowa, put in a mobile communications system to track the location of its trucks and monitor the performance of its drivers, corporate controller Tom Stueck said he expected some resistance.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 8, 2007
Business, Government

Gasoline Price Rises 3 Cents from Mid-December, Lundberg Says

Average U.S. retail gasoline prices rose 3 cents over the past three weeks to $2.32 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg survey of gasoline prices released Sunday.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2007
Business, Fuel

EPA Certifies ’07 Diesel Engines as Dealers Await Clues on Sales

Manufacturers of new heavy-duty engines designed to meet Environmental Protection Agency emission regulations that went into effect Jan. 1 said EPA has certified all engine models submitted for approval.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Technology Briefs — Jan. 3 - Jan. 8

TransCore Inks Satellite Pact with Norwegian Firm • WTO Urged to Scrap Duties on ‘Green’ Technology • Iowa Judge to Rule on Speed Cameras

January 8, 2007

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