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Frozen Food Express’ Fourth-Quarter Income Declines

Refrigerated truckload carrier Frozen Food Express Industries said Tuesday its fourth-quarter income fell to $3.4 million or 24 cents a share, from $6.4 million or 34 cents a year earlier.

March 6, 2007
Business, Equipment

Component Maker Accuride’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Dips

Commercial vehicle component maker Accuride Corp. said Tuesday it earned $14.3 million or 41 cents a share in the fourth quarter, compared with $14.9 million or 43 cents a year earlier.

March 6, 2007
Business

Allied Holdings to Be Taken Over by Yucaipa Cos.

Auto hauler Allied Holdings will be taken over by the private company Yucaipa Cos. under a bankruptcy exit plan filed jointly by the two firms, Bloomberg reported late Friday.

March 5, 2007
Business

U.S. Awards $385 Million for Ethanol Development

The U.S. government awarded $385 million in grants last week aimed at jumpstarting ethanol production from nontraditional sources like wood chips, switchgrass and citrus peels, the Associated Press reported.

March 5, 2007
Business, Fuel

EPA to Issue SCR Guidance, Meet With OEMs on 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency said it would soon issue its guidance for engine manufacturers on the conditions they must meet in order to sell engines that use selective catalytic reduction to meet emission regulations.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Fleets Face Few Hurdles With New Power Plants

As the trucking industry shifts to the next generation of low-emission diesel engines, some fleet maintenance managers said they have experienced few problems with the transition, which presents maintenance adjustments for heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks alike.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
March 5, 2007
Business, Logistics

Clarke Reports Higher Fourth-Quarter Profit

Canadian holding company Clarke Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of C$4.4 million or 28 cents a share, up from C$3.2 million or 23 cents a year earlier.

March 5, 2007
Business

FedEx Boosts International Priority Airfreight Service

FedEx Express said Monday it is increasing the reach of its FedEx International Priority Freight service to cover more than 130 countries and is also enhancing its domestic FedEx Express Freight service.

March 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Service Index Declines in February

The U.S. economy’s service sector growth declined in February, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

March 5, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: Harnessing the Sun to Recharge Trailer Batteries

Considering that all batteries have a finite life span, harnessing sunlight is one way to keep tracking systems running for long periods on far-flung trailers.

Thomas M. Strah | Managing Editor
March 5, 2007

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