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Fuel-Economy Bill Could Boost Truck Weights

WASHINGTON — Legislation proposed last week could allow federal weight limits for trucks to rise to 97,000 pounds and for the first time set fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Senate Fuel-Economy Bill Could Boost Weights

WASHINGTON — Legislation proposed last week could allow federal weight limits for trucks to rise to 97,000 pounds and for the first time set fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

TCA Leaders Plan Active Role In Shaping Industry Policies

LAS VEGAS — Leaders of the Truckload Carriers Association said they will take a more active role in shaping trucking’s policy in the coming year and emphasize the need to provide drivers a safer work environment and wage stability.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 19, 2007
Business, Government

E&MU: Could Gasoline Overtake Diesel as Power of Choice?

Chip Cassano | Special to Equipment & Maintenance Update
March 19, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Trucking, Safety Officers’ Group Join Forces Against Coalition Over Criticism of FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Trucking and law enforcement groups said a recent report claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has failed to ensure trucking safety was unproductive and poorly researched.The report, released March 12 by the Truck Safety Coalition, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safet

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Government

The Waggoners Settles Suit Involving Software Usage

The Waggoners Trucking, a vehicle hauler based in Billings, Mont., said it paid $300,000 to a group that protects software copyrights to settle claims it used unlicensed copies of several popular applications.The Business Software Alliance said it received a complaint alleging The Waggoners had unli

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

March Consumer Sentiment Index Declines

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month following fuel price increases and a hitch in the stock market, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government

February Consumer Price Index Rises 0.4%

Consumer prices rose 0.4% in February, the Labor Department said Friday.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: A Fuel-Price Gusher

A funny thing happened just as some fleets were discussing reducing their fuel surcharges: Prices went flying again. Since Jan. 26, after five straight weekly increases, the average retail price of diesel is $2.626 a gallon, and climbing.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government

February Producer Price Index Gains 1.3%

The producer price index rose 1.3% in February, while the “core” rate rose by just 0.4%, the Labor Department reported Friday.

March 15, 2007

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