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Business, Safety, Government

Senate Votes Against Mexican Trucks Program

Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News

Less than a week after the first Mexican trucks were allowed by the Transportation Department past a border zone, the Senate voted on Tuesday to ban Mexican trucks from U.S. roadways, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
September 12, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Finishes Initial Testing of Technology for Wireless Roadside Vehicle Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it successfully completed phase-one testing of wireless roadside inspection technology for commercial vehicles.

September 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Opening the Borders, HOS (Cont’d.)

If the U.S. Department of Transportation grants entry to a Mexican truck, Transport Canada won’t do anything to keep it out of Canada.

September 12, 2007
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

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