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Government, Business, Safety

Volvo Says Engines Can Meet Idling Rule

Volvo Trucks North America said its heavy-duty engines can now be equipped with an option to meet California’s anti-idling restrictions.

April 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Some Analysts See Recovery as ATA Freight Index Gains

The February increase in truck tonnage that American Trucking Associations reported late last month — the fourth straight rise — may signal better times ahead for truckers and the U.S. economy, several industry analysts and observers said.

April 7, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Originally Promoted to Cut Truck Idling Emissions, APUs Now Embraced by Fleets to Save on Fuel

Auxiliary power units, initially pushed by federal and state governments to reduce air pollution despite concerns by fleet owners and owner-operators over their initial cost, are attracting more buyers who purchase them for the fuel savings, now that average diesel prices are about $4 a gallon.

April 7, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel Dips 2.5¢ to $3.964

The national average retail diesel price dipped 2.5 cents a gallon last week after six straight increases, the Department of Energy reported, even as gasoline rose 3.1 cents to set a new record high.

April 7, 2008
Business, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Rates Rise on Indiana Toll Road; Truckers Begin Using I-Zoom

The cost to drive on the Indiana Toll Road rose for all vehicles with three or more axles, as well as two-axle vehicles that were not using the I-Zoom electronic tolling system, which debuted on the road last week.

April 7, 2008
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Drops 2.7% for Week

TT File Photo

Rail intermodal traffic fell 2.7% for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

April 3, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Improves, but Shows Contraction

The U.S. economy’s service showed continued contraction in March, but improved from February, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday.

April 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Menlo Boosts Use of SmartWay-Approved Carriers

Con-way Inc.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., said Thursday it is increasing its use of carriers approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program.

April 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Road Safe America Backs ATA in Call for Speed Governors

Safety advocacy group Road Safe America said it supports an effort by American Trucking Associations in urging the federal government to order the use of speed governors on heavy-duty trucks.

April 2, 2008
Business, Safety

Railroad Accident Reports Now Available Online

The Federal Railroad Administration said it is making its investigation reports of major train accidents and other incidents available online for the first time.

April 2, 2008

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