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ATA Talks with Chinese Trucking Delegation

American Trucking Associations welcomed a delegation of Chinese trucking officials to its headquarters in Arlington, Va., Monday, where the two talked about international trucking issues in the two countries.

January 15, 2008
Business, Government

Retail Sales Fall 0.4% in December

Retail sales fell 0.4% in December, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

January 15, 2008
Business, Government

New York ‘Empire State Index’ Declines

Manufacturing growth in New York state fell to the weakest pace in nine months in January, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday.

January 15, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Drivers Reducing Miles from High Fuel Prices, Report Says

U.S. drivers are taking fewer highway trips, slowing down and bidding up the price of more fuel-efficient vehicles in response to a doubling of gasoline prices since 2003, according to a new government report, Bloomberg reported.

January 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Missouri Closes I-64 for Construction Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation shut down Interstate 64 on Jan. 2 and began the largest construction project in the agency’s history, the Associated Press reported.

January 14, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Deploys Bus Hybrid Systems in China

Parts and engine systems maker Eaton Corp. said Monday that it has formally introduced its first commercially available hybrid power system in China.

January 14, 2008
Business, Government, Logistics

Ontario-U.S. Truck Trips Drop

Ambassador Bridge — Rebecca Cook for TT

The number of cross-border truck trips between the Canadian province of Ontario and the United States fell for a third straight year in 2007 to the lowest point since 1998, the Ontario Trucking Association said Monday.

January 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Completes Lily Acquisition

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said Monday it completed its acquisition of Lily Transportation Corp., a trucking company based in Needham, Mass.

January 14, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Buying Geologic Enables Xata to Sell to For-Hire Carriers

Xata Corp.’s acquisition of fellow fleet technology provider GeoLogic Solutions gives the company its first real foothold for marketing information technology systems to for-hire trucking fleets, an executive with the Eden Prairie, Minn., firm said.

January 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

DHS Releases REAL ID Regulation

The Department of Homeland Security set a final rule for the REAL ID regulation, which would establish minimum security standards for state-issued drivers’ licenses and identification cards.

January 14, 2008