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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
Business, Government, Safety

FedEx to Upgrade Retirement Plans for Most Employees

FedEx Corp. said Tuesday it has set new measures aimed at modernizing the retirement plans for most of its employees, including enhancing its 401(k) plans.

February 27, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Diesel Fuel Shortage Reported in Ontario

The Ontario Trucking Association said Tuesday that an apparent diesel fuel shortage in the province was causing concern to truckers.

February 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

January Truck Tonnage Index Declines 3.6%, ATA Says

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index fell 3.6% in January following an increase in December, ATA said Tuesday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Jumps 6 Cents to $2.551 in Fourth Straight Gain

Retail diesel fuel’s national average price rose for a fourth straight week, jumping 6 cents to $2.551 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Quality Distribution’s 4Q Income Flat; Full-Year Improves

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution’s fourth-quarter profit was $6.2 million or 31 cents a share, compared with $6.2 million or 32 cents for the previous fourth quarter.

February 27, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Volkswagen Boosts Stake in MAN by $1.6 Billion

Volkswagen AG has boosted its stake in German truck maker MAN AG to 29.9% from 20%, as part of an effort to create Europe’s largest truck maker in a combination including Swedish competitor Scania AB, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Government

Durable Goods Orders Drop 7.8% in January

Durable goods orders posted their biggest decline in three months, falling 7.8% in January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

February 27, 2007