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Suppliers Hope Features Lure Buyers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With sales of heavy trucks expected to drop sharply from last year, OEMs and suppliers at the Mid-America Trucking Show shifted tactics, emphasizing new features and markets in an effort to keep customers interested.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Navistar Says ’07s More Fuel Efficient

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — The head of truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. said its 2007 models are more fuel efficient and perform better than 2006 models, in addition to being cleaner burning.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 23, 2007
Business, Government

Letters to the Editor: Opening the Border

This Mexican truck program is contrary to everything the United States should be doing.The Department of Homeland Security continues to give tax money to cities for terrorist protection, while the Department of Transportation promotes a program to open the Mexican border up like a New Orleans levee.

March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Former ATA Chairman Vernon Garner Dies at 69

Garner Transportation Group co-founder and former American Trucking Associations Chairman Vernon Eugene Garner died Tuesday, following a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 69.

March 22, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Decline for Week

Rail intermodal traffic fell 7% last week and carload traffic dipped 1.1% compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

March 22, 2007
Business, Logistics

Panther Expedited Services Acquires Logistics Firm

Panther Expedited Services said Wednesday it acquired Integres Global Logistics, a technology-based freight forwarding and logistics company. Terms were not disclosed.

March 22, 2007
Business, Government

Leading Economic Indicators Drop 0.5% in February

An index of leading economic indicators fell last month by the most in more than a year, the New York-based Conference Board reported Thursday.

March 22, 2007
Business

Jobless Claims Fall by 4,000 for Week

Initial jobless claims fell by 4,000 last week to the lowest level in more than a month, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

March 22, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: U.S.-Mexico Border Standoff

It seemed like such a simple and logical plan: As the nations of North America removed obstacles to the free flow of goods between them, the barriers impeding the trucks that move those goods also would be torn down.

March 22, 2007
Business

Federal Reserve Holds Benchmark Interest Rate at 5.25%

For a sixth straight time, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday voted to keep the benchmark U.S. interest rate at 5.25%.

March 21, 2007

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