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Business, Government, Autonomous

Arkansas-Based Trucking Firms Push Forward With Growth Plans

Three large Arkansas-based trucking companies have pushed ahead with plans to expand despite warnings signs of a slowdown in the trucking industry this year, the Northwest Arkansas Morning News reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Government

Ford Sues Navistar in Dispute Over Diesel Engines

Ford Motor Co. sued Navistar International Corp., the supplier of diesel engines for one of the automaker's most important models, in a contract dispute over warranty costs and engine prices, Bloomberg reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Big Storm Dumps Ice on Roads from Plains Through Northeast

A big winter ice storm hit states from Texas through the Northeast over the long weekend, making roads hazardous and knocking out power, news services reported.

January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Stricter Emission Rules Require New Oils, Lubricants

A major challenge facing the trucking industry as it copes with tighter emission standards from the Environmental Protection Agency is choosing the right type of oil to ensure that engines continue to perform to their maximum capability.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Jan. 9 - Jan. 16

DHL to Use Wi-Fi in U.S. Network • Grasses Touted as Potential Ethanol Source • Port of Tacoma Develops Container Yard Software • Louisiana Adds 511 Road-Info Service • And more...

January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Switch from Pension Plan to 401(k)

Ryder System said late Thursday that it will freeze its pension system and shift to a 401(k) savings plan, in a move that will affect about a third of its employees.

January 12, 2007
Business, Government

Retail Sales Rise 0.9% in December

U.S. retail sales rose 0.9% in November, the Commerce Department said Friday.

January 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA Proposes Mandatory EOBRs for Habitual Violators

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a rule Thursday to mandate the use of electronic onboard recorders for habitual violators of federal hours-of-service rules.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

ArvinMeritor to Develop Diesel-Electric Drivetrain for Wal-Mart

Trucking component maker ArvinMeritor and Wal-Mart Transportation have agreed to develop a dual-mode, diesel-electric drivetrain for a Class 8 tractor, the two said.

January 11, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Schwarzenegger Orders Calif. to Further Cut Fuel Emissions

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) plans to ask state regulators to require the state’s petroleum refiners and gasoline sellers to cut greenhouse-gas emissions by 10%, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

January 10, 2007