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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

TMC Chairman Hilton Says Council Will Seek ‘Heavy-Duty’ Service Members

Brent Hilton, the 2008 chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council, said one of the focuses of his term will be to increase membership among service dealerships that perform essential “heavy-duty” maintenance for trucking.

April 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Feds Set to Meet With SoCal Port Officials on TWIC Enrollment

Federal officials and Port of Long Beach, Calif., executives were scheduled to meet privately this week to develop measures aimed at boosting local enrollment for the government’s Transportation Worker Identification program, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Tuesday.

April 16, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Larger Trucks More Efficient, Reduce Emissions, Study Says

The use of heavier trucks can be an effective way for the industry to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, a new study by the American Transportation Research Institute said.

April 15, 2008
Business, Safety

ATA, Army Reserve Launch Military-Civilian Partnership for Drivers

American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Army Reserve signed a recruiting partnership agreement they said will provide experienced truck drivers for the military and give career opportunities to truck drivers leaving the military.

April 15, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Issues CDL Learner’s Permit Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it intends to set new minimum standards for issuing learner’s permits to prospective commercial drivers and revise the knowledge and skills tests administered to people seeking commercial driver licenses.

April 15, 2008
Business, Safety

Industry Veteran James Hebe to Head N. American Sales for Navistar

Trucking industry veteran James Hebe has rejoined Navistar International Corp.’s truck group as senior vice president of North American sales, the company said Monday.

April 14, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Buy Florida Leasing Firm

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Ryder System said Monday it will buy most of the assets of Florida-based Gator Leasing, which will add about 2,300 vehicles to Ryder's fleet.

April 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Eaton’s 1Q Profit Gains; Trucking Segment Lags

Heavy-duty vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp.’s first-quarter net earnings rose 5.6%, led by international sales, though its truck segment’s sales declined, the company said Monday.

April 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

UAW Rejects Mediator on American Axle Strike, Paper Reports

Parts supplier American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings has asked a federal mediator to help broker a deal to end the a 48-day strike, but offer was rejected by the United Auto Workers union, the Detroit News reported Monday.

April 14, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

China’s Olympics Clean-Up Plan Could Snarl Shipments to U.S.

Plans by the Chinese government to close factories in and around Beijing and Shanghai this summer to reduce air pollution for the 2008 Summer Olympics could cause early or late peak seasonal surges in exports to the United States, shipping industry executives and transportation experts said.

April 14, 2008

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