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Letter to the Editor: SafeStat Scores

This letter appears in the July 16 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government, Technology

Getloaded.com Offers Cellphone-Based Service

Web-based load board Getloaded.com said Friday it will offer its core services to truckers via cell phone.

July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

ATRI, FMCSA to Host Safety Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute will co-host a trucking industry Webinar on Wednesday, July 25, on onboard collision warning systems.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government

New York Manufacturing Index Jumps in July

Manufacturing growth in New York rose this month at the fastest rate in a year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday.

July 16, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety

Volvo, Mack to Research Engine Efficiency

Volvo AB and Mack Trucks have agreed to develop a heavy-duty diesel engine that would use 10% less fuel and emit 10% less carbon dioxide than 2007 engines under a new agreement between the U.S. and Swedish governments.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government

Gasoline Prices Climb 6 Cents, Lundberg Says

Gasoline prices rose about 6 cents in the last three weeks, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

July 16, 2007
Business, Logistics

KAG Joins Alliance to Streamline Ethanol Market

KAG Ethanol Logistics said it has joined LB Transport and Iowa Northern Railway Co. in an investment alliance with Manly Terminal to streamline the U.S. ethanol marketing and distribution process.

July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA's Hill Backs Truck-Only Lanes

The nation’s chief trucking safety official endorsed the concept of exclusive highway lanes for trucking, saying that segregating commercial traffic from passenger vehicles would dramatically reduce the number of truck-related fatalities.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government

N.Y.C. Congestion-Fee Plan May Be Voted on Monday

New York City’s plan to charge “congestion fees” on cars and trucks in central Manhattan may come for a vote Monday when state legislators convene in Albany, the state capital, the Associated Press reported.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Some Fleets Pleased With ’07 Engines

Truckers who have purchased heavy-duty tractors with 2007 engines say the vehicles have run as well, if not better, than previous engines in terms of fuel, performance, reliability and maintenance.

July 16, 2007

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