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Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Official Says Responses Prepared to Pending HOS Rulings

ARLINGTON, Va. — With a pair of lawsuits challenging federal driver work rules still pending, American Trucking Associations officials have begun preparing responses to the rulings.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Volvo Agrees to Buy Nissan Diesel for $1.1 Billion

Sweden-based truck maker Volvo AB has agreed to buy Japan’s Nissan Diesel Motor Co. for $1.1 billion to add production in Asia, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Canada Appoints Mediator to Solve CN Rail Strike

A strike by Canadian National Railway workers stretching into its second week has Canadian federal officials concerned and the federal government has appointed a mediator to try to solve the dispute, Bloomberg reported.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Satellite Radio Rivals Sirius, XM Seek Merger

Satellite radio rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio are seeking to merge their operations but may face antitrust hurdles in completing such a deal, news reports said Tuesday.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Feb. 13 - Feb. 20

CARB Will Not Appeal ‘Reflash’ Court Ruling • PeopleNet Upgrades g3 Software • Siemens Buys Powertrain Firm for Hybrid Market • CTA Welcomes Canada’s ‘ecoFreight’ Program

February 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Key Senator Backs Incentives for New Truck Engines, APUs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee told directors of American Trucking Associations last week that he supported creation of federal financial incentives to help fleets purchase new, cleaner-burning diesel engines and auxiliary power units.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

ATA Agrees to Boost Support for Biodiesel

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations said last week it would become more vocal in its support for increased fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and ratified an agreement with the biodiesel industry to promote that fuel at the federal level.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: The Clean-Truck Paradox

For anyone who operates a commercial truck, there is little doubt about the importance of the vehicle’s fuel efficiency — especially in this era of historically high diesel and gasoline prices.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Confidence Declines in February

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month from a two-year high in January, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

February 16, 2007
Business, Government

Housing Starts Plunge to Lowest Level Since 1997

New housing starts plunged 14.3% in January to their lowest level in 10 years, the Commerce Department said Friday.

February 16, 2007

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