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Technology Briefs — March 6 - March 12

New Mexico Senate Approves Biodiesel Bill • Dickinson Launches Online Maintenance Tool • Massachusetts Extends Fast Lane Discounts • IANA, T-Chek Set Fuel-Card Deal

March 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Oregon Nonprofit Group Features ‘Green’ Technology for Trucks

Cascade Sierra Solutions, a nonprofit group that promotes the sale of products to help truck drivers save fuel and reduce emissions, said it has opened the first of what could be as many as eight “green truck technology” showrooms along the Interstate 5 corridor in Oregon, Washington and California.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Proposes Emission Cuts for Train and Marine Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the first time sharp cuts in exhaust emissions from railroad locomotive and marine engines in a plan a spokesman said would “follow exactly the same pattern” as environmental regulations for truck engines.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2007
Business

Sirva CEO Leaving Company for Position with Coca-Cola

Moving company Sirva Inc. said Friday that Chief Executive Officer Brian Kelley is leaving the company to take a position at Coca-Cola North America.

March 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

DOT Issues Daylight-Saving Time Reminder

The Department of Transportation issued a reminder that starting in 2007, daylight-saving time will begin three weeks earlier, starting this weekend.

March 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Trimac’s 4Q Income Dips; Full Year Improves

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund earned C$3.1 million or 8 cents per unit in the fourth quarter, down from C$5.7 million or 13 cents a year earlier.

March 9, 2007
Business

Payrolls Rise by 97,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.5%

U.S. payrolls rose by 97,000 in February and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.5% from 4.6% the previous month, the Labor Department said Friday.

March 9, 2007
Business, Logistics

Dynamex Reports Higher Second-Quarter Profit

Logistics and delivery firm Dynamex Inc. said its fiscal second-quarter net income rose to $3.7 million or 35 cents a share, from $2.7 million or 24 cents a year earlier.

March 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Fleet Size Grows 5.2% in 2006 as Carriers Stock Up

The number of heavy-duty trucks in use in the United States increased 5.2% to 3.51 million Class 8 commercial vehicles last year, as fleet owners stocked up on new trucks and kept more old vehicles in service, market research firm R.L. Polk & Co. said.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT: Border Plan to Involve Fewer Than 1,000 Mexican Trucks

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters told a congressional panel Thursday that DOT expects the pilot program involving allowing trucks from Mexico to U.S. roads will involve fewer than 1,000 trucks.

March 8, 2007

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