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Business, Safety, Government

DOT Sets Funding Plan for Highway ‘Corridors of the Future’

The Department of Transportation said Monday that six major interstate routes will be the first to participate in a new federal initiative called “Corridors of the Future” to develop multi-state corridors to help reduce congestion.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

California Targets Oldest Trucks in New Emissions Proposal

A proposed California Air Resources Board regulation would force the owners of an estimated 80,000 trucks built before 1994 to remove them from the state’s roads by 2009, a trucking official said.

September 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Equipment

ArvinMeritor to Close Two North American Plants

Trucking and auto component maker ArvinMeritor said late Friday it will close two shock-absorber factories and cut 700 jobs.

Transport Topics
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.

Transport Topics
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, Safety, Equipment

Growth of Class 8 Fleet Slows After Pre-Buy, Cooling Economy

Expansion of the U.S. Class 8 truck fleet is slowing as carriers continue to put off new truck purchases and demand for freight hauling remains soft, according to a new report by research firm R.L. Polk & Co.

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
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.

Transport Topics
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.

Transport Topics
September 7, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Decline

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Rail and intermodal freight traffic were down from a year ago for the week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
September 7, 2007

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