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Technology Briefs — Feb. 21 - Feb. 26

J.J. Keller Develops New Online Tools • ALK Announces Spring Update For CoPilot Live • FedEx Express Deploys Four Hybrids in Denver

February 26, 2007
Business

Navistar to Suspend Making Diesel Engines for Ford

Navistar International Corp. said Monday it is suspending production of a diesel engine it builds for Ford Motor Co. because Ford has stopped honoring contract terms.

February 26, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Rack-and-Pinion Steering Is Now a Truck Option

Rack-and-pinion steering, which has become commonplace in passenger vehicles and light trucks, is now getting its first trial in heavy-duty trucks.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

So. Cal. Ports to Require Emission Licenses for Trucks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said a licensing system would be “up and running within five years” at his port and the neighboring Port of Los Angeles to ensure all trucks entering the facilities meet strict emission standards.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Autonomous

OEMs, Dealers Prep for ’07 Engines With Intense Tech Training

Truck manufacturers and dealers said they are carrying out the most extensive training program ever to prepare technicians to service and repair the new 2007 engine technology, emphasizing the new diesel particulate filters.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT to Allow Mexican Trucks Access to U.S. Highways

EL PASO, Texas — The United States will grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways under a pilot program, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced here today.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Canada May Pass Law to End CN Railroad Strike

Canadian Labor Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn introduced legislation Friday to force striking Canadian National Railway Co. employees back to work as early as next week, Bloomberg reported.

February 23, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Daimler Expects Continuing Profit From Truck Unit

DaimlerChrysler AG said it expects its heavy truck division, including Freightliner, to maintain its profitability, even in the face of flagging U.S. sales, Bloomberg reported Friday.

February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

DOT to Begin Audits of Mexican Trucking Companies

Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will travel to Mexico to conduct safety audits on trucking companies interested in hauling cargo to and from the United States, the Department of Transportation said late Thursday.

February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Maritime Commission Approves ATA Intermodal Settlement

The Federal Maritime Commission has approved a settlement negotiated between American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference and an FMC-regulated ocean carrier, ATA said Thursday.

February 22, 2007

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