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Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Signs Transportation Measure

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed. Rendell (D) signed a bill into law Wednesday to put nearly $1 billion on average in annual funding for the state’s roads, bridges and public transit systems.

July 18, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Groups Back Tax Breaks for Onboard Power Units

American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance Tuesday urged state and provincial governments to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage truckers to use truck idling reduction technology.

July 17, 2007
Business, Equipment, Safety, Government

State Lawmakers Block N.Y.C. Congestion-Fee Plan

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

New York state lawmakers Monday put the brakes on New York City’s plan to charge congestion fees on cars and trucks in the city’s business district, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

July 17, 2007
Business, Equipment

Continental Tire Recognized by EPA SmartWay Program

Several of Continental Tire’s products have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for meeting the agency’s SmartWay tractor-trailer equipment specifications.

July 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics

CSX to Open Shipment Info to States for Security Reasons

Eastern freight railroad CSX Corp. will open its computer system to counterterrorism agencies in three states to help track hazardous cargo, Bloomberg reported.

July 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Salvation Army to Install SmartDrive Software on Entire Fleet

The Salvation Army said it will install safety monitoring and vehicle diagnostic systems, manufactured by SmartDrive, on its entire fleet.

July 16, 2007
Business, Equipment

Eaton’s 2Q Profit Dips; Company Boosts Outlook

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday its second-quarter net earnings dipped compared with a year ago, but its earnings per share remained the same and the company boosted its full-year profit outlook.

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
Government, Business, Equipment

Cummins Boosts Dividend

Bloomberg News

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said its board agreed to raise the company’s quarterly cash dividend by 25 cents per share, from 18 cents per share, a 39% increase.

July 11, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Port of Oakland to Launch GPS Tracking System

Trucking companies, owner-operators and shippers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., and Oakland’s World Trade Center will be able to track freight using Global Positioning System technology starting in about six months.

July 9, 2007