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Business, Government, Autonomous

Arkansas-Based Trucking Firms Push Forward With Growth Plans

Three large Arkansas-based trucking companies have pushed ahead with plans to expand despite warnings signs of a slowdown in the trucking industry this year, the Northwest Arkansas Morning News reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Fuel

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Considers Tolling Other Roads

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has come up with an alternative to privatizing the turnpike of putting tolls on other highways, the Associated Press reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Government

Ford Sues Navistar in Dispute Over Diesel Engines

Ford Motor Co. sued Navistar International Corp., the supplier of diesel engines for one of the automaker's most important models, in a contract dispute over warranty costs and engine prices, Bloomberg reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Stricter Emission Rules Require New Oils, Lubricants

A major challenge facing the trucking industry as it copes with tighter emission standards from the Environmental Protection Agency is choosing the right type of oil to ensure that engines continue to perform to their maximum capability.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Big Storm Dumps Ice on Roads from Plains Through Northeast

A big winter ice storm hit states from Texas through the Northeast over the long weekend, making roads hazardous and knocking out power, news services reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Jan. 9 - Jan. 16

DHL to Use Wi-Fi in U.S. Network • Grasses Touted as Potential Ethanol Source • Port of Tacoma Develops Container Yard Software • Louisiana Adds 511 Road-Info Service • And more...

January 16, 2007
Business, Technology

GE Acquires Trailer-Tracking Firm Terion

General Electric Co. unit GE Equipment Services said Thursday it acquired trailer-tracking technology firm Terion Inc.

January 12, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Switch from Pension Plan to 401(k)

Ryder System said late Thursday that it will freeze its pension system and shift to a 401(k) savings plan, in a move that will affect about a third of its employees.

January 12, 2007
Business, Government

Retail Sales Rise 0.9% in December

U.S. retail sales rose 0.9% in November, the Commerce Department said Friday.

January 12, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Volkswagen Rejects MAN’s Bid for Scania

Volkswagen AG, Swedish truck maker Scania AB’s largest shareholder, rejected German truck maker MAN AG’s $13.3 billion hostile bid for Scania, saying it prefers the two companies try to achieve a “friendly” combination, Bloomberg reported.

January 12, 2007