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Panel to Back Fuel Tax Hike

The commission charged with examining the future of the national transportation system is set to recommend a significant increase in federal fuel taxes to Congress, according to wire service reports and other sources.

January 14, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment

YRC-Union Pact to Raise Pay, Give Carriers New Flexibility

YRC Worldwide’s proposed new contract with the Teamsters union raises wages by $2.20 an hour over five years, increases company pension payments, and sets up a new class of “utility employees” to perform more job duties in exchange for higher pay.

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

Year In Review: IT Firms Court Smaller Fleets, Continue Consolidation

Information technology vendors took aim at smaller fleets in 2007, offering software and tracking options that don’t require carriers to invest in full onboard computer systems.

January 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Seeks Input on Congestion Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation asked private companies and governments to provide information on commercially available technologies that could be used to reduce congestion and improve the safety of the transportation system.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: CARB Reefer Rules, Old Trucks, Tires & Environment

Regarding your op-ed, “Dealing with California’s Reefer Rules," American Trucking Associations commends the efforts of the California Air Resources Board to conduct national outreach for the first time on its state regulation that will affect the nation’s refrigerated carriers.

December 26, 2007
Business, Equipment

Volvo Recalling 125,000 Class 8 Trucks in North America

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling 125,000 heavy-duty trucks because of faulty circuit breakers that could cause a fire, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
December 26, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Oshkosh Truck Wins $179.3 Million Army Contract

Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Truck Corp. won a $179.3 million U.S. Army contract for heavy equipment mobility truck systems, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
December 26, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment

November Truck Sales Fall 54.3%

Class 8 truck sales in the United States continued to scrape along the bottom in November, with original equipment manufacturers selling 10,309 vehicles — down 54.3% from the 22,539 they sold a year ago.

December 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

YRC Gains Labor Flexibility

On the heels of YRC Worldwide’s settlement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor contract with in-creased work-rule flexibility, ABF Freight System said it will offer an ambitious proposal to spend about $825 million to “withdraw from all of the 27 multi-employer pension plans to which we contribute.”

December 24, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder to Buy Lily’s Truck Leasing Business

Ryder System said Wednesday it will buy the truck leasing business of Lily Transportation Corp., a Northeast regional transportation services company based in Needham, Mass.

Transport Topics
December 20, 2007

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