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Cummins Releases CARB-Compliant APU

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Wednesday unveiled two new auxiliary power unit systems that are compliant with new California Air Resources Board idle-reduction regulations.

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March 26, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment

Michelin to Link Tire Prices to Cost of Oil

Michelin & Cie., the world’s second-biggest tire maker, said it will link the prices of car tires to the cost of oil, Bloomberg reported Friday.

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March 21, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: SAFER Scores, Fuel Prices, Border Opening

The Opinion column by John Hausladen, “Be Ready to Explain Your SAFER Scores,” is an excellent reminder to fleets about how important the Safety and Fitness Electronic Record System score is — and, how it can be misinterpreted by those uninformed about the industry.

March 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

DOT Says Delay Hits Progress on Several Key Regulations

A recent Transportation Department report said work on several key new regulations has fallen behind schedule, including shorter stopping distance for heavy trucks, safety reviews of new trucking companies, medical certification of drivers and a new registration system.

March 19, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Illinois to Pay $1.2 Million for Rest Stop Security Upgrades

The Illinois Department of Transportation will spend $1.2 million to update and repair security systems at interstate rest stops, the Associated Press reported Monday.

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March 18, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment, Technology

FleetPride Buys Wyo. Operations of Truck & Industrial Supply Co.

Heavy-duty truck and trailer parts aftermarket distributor FleetPride Inc. said it finalized the acquisition of certain assets of Truck & Industrial Supply Co.

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March 18, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Navistar, BAE Awarded Military Truck Order

Navistar International Corp. and BAE Systems won 99% of a $1.1 billion Pentagon order for blast-resistant trucks, Bloomberg reported.

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March 17, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT’s Road-Privatization Policy Draws Criticism

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Department of Transportation’s plan to privatize many public roadways by using more tolls has come under intense criticism by those who believe the federal highway system was set up to be paid for by taxpayers, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Transport Topics
March 17, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Industry Moves From Proprietary Hardware to Open-Systems Approach

Historically, trucking companies have relied on information technology systems — both in the cab and in the office — that run proprietary software on proprietary hardware, effectively making it impossible for one manufacturer’s system to access data gathered by another service.

March 17, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Hit By Snowstorm

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Highway and utility crews worked overtime Sunday to recover from a big storm system that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2008

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