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Congressman Vows to Battle EOBR Mandate as ‘Catastrophic’ Burden on Small Businesses

If an amendment to block funding for an electronic onboard recorder mandate does not make it into law, its main sponsor, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), said he is prepared to do whatever he can to stop the federal government from mandating such devices.

July 23, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Mandating Logging Devices

Yes, American Trucking Associations is a staunch supporter of the federal mandate requiring electronic logging devices to monitor hours-of-service compliance for the nation’s truck drivers.

July 23, 2012
Government, Business, Equipment

Daimler’s China Venture to Build Engine Plant

Daimler AG and its joint-venture partner, China’s Beiqi Foton Motor Co., said they will build a $166 million plant with the capacity to make as many as 45,000 engines a year for its trucks to serve the fast-growing Chinese market.

July 19, 2012
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Factory Index Contracts for Third Month

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region contracted for a third straight month in July, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

July 19, 2012
Business, Equipment

Cummins Completes Hilite’s SCR Emissions Acquisition

Engine maker Cummins Inc. said Wednesday it completed its acquisition of the emission control assets of Germany-based Hilite International.

July 18, 2012
Government, Business, Equipment

Senate Nixes Bonus Depreciation Bill

The Senate has rejected a bill that would have brought back the bonus depreciation tax deduction for capital spending, a proposal backed by American Trucking Associations.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2012
Business, Equipment

Cummins Raises Dividend, Lowers Full-Year Sales Forecast

Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it will boost its stock dividend by 25%, but cut its 2012 sales forecast, citing weaker truck orders.

July 10, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: The Driver’s Advocate

One of the letters to the editor of your publication written by a safety manager recently did an excellent job of making our point about “harassment” and electronic onboard recorders, or EOBRs.

July 9, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Electronic Logs

Highway safety is one of the trucking industry’s top priorities, and we have long supported the industry’s efforts to employ technology in enhancing the safety of our employees’ workplace and the safety of everyone who shares our nation’s highways.

July 9, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

House Moves to Block Funding for Implementing EOBR Rule

The House approved a bill on June 29 that would block any federal mandate requiring the use of electronic onboard recorders on vehicles, including a regulation included in the highway funding legislation President Obama was expected to sign late last week.

July 9, 2012

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