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Judge Dismisses Navistar’s Engine Suit Against Ford

Ford Motor Co. said an Illinois judge dismissed a lawsuit by Navistar International Corp. over diesel engines Navistar supplies for Ford’s pickup trucks, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Canada Studies Engine Governors

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments are jointly studying the idea of requiring speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks, the Associated Press reported. The governors would prevent the truck from exceeding about 65 mph.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2007
Government, Business, Logistics

Menlo to Buy Chinese Logistics Firm

Con-way Inc.’s logistics unit Menlo Worldwide said Sunday it signed an agreement to purchase the privately held parent company of a Chinese logistics firm for $60 million.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Opinion: The Web as the Great Equalizer

In the transportation industry, every trucking company, large or small, does essentially the same thing: Pick up and deliver. So how can smaller carriers compete against larger ones and distinguish themselves from one another?

September 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

ATA Seeks Hours-of-Service Reprieve

With less than two weeks left before a federal appeals court ruling goes into effect nullifying key parts of the driver hours-of-service rule, American Trucking Associations asked the court and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to temporarily maintain current driver hours.

September 10, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Global Trade Expansion Challenges Logistics Firms to Improve

As the volume of world trade continues to grow, shippers and third-party logistics companies are looking for ways to better manage the flow of goods coming into and out of the United States.

September 10, 2007
Business, Government

FMCSA Opens Border to Mexican Trucks

Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Thursday that two trucking companies — one Mexican, the other from the United States — have been selected to initiate the two nation’s cross-border demonstration project.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

OOIDA Sues Over Mexican Trucks Plan

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Friday it filed suit to block the Department of Transportation’s pilot program to allow some Mexican trucks to run in full United States.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2007
Government

Wholesale Inventories Rise 0.2%

Wholesale inventories rose 0.2% in July, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Eyes New Emissions Regs for Trucking, Ports

California regulators proposed new emissions rules for the state’s ports and the trucking industry, designed to begin compliance with ambitious “greenhouse gas” emissions reduction law, the Contra Costa Times reported Friday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2007

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