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NHTSA Revises ’06 Truck Deaths Down

NHTSA last week revised its truck-fatality report for 2006, saying the number of people killed in truck-related crashes fell below 5,000 for the first time in five years.

July 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Congress Set to Revive SSRS

The Single State Registration System for trucking, which supposedly was put to rest at the beginning of this year, could make a brief, albeit costly, return because of legislation expected to pass Congress this month.

July 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

June Truck Tonnage Drops 3.4%

Rob Kruyt/Bloomberg News

American Trucking Associations’ June for-hire truck tonnage index fell to a seven-month low and was down 3.4% from a year ago, ATA said late Friday.

July 27, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Levels Drop

Rail carload and intermodal freight continued a downward trend compared with a year ago, as year-over-year levels fell for the week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said.

July 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Iowa Lifts HOS Rules for Fuel Haulers

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) has temporarily lifted limits on how long gasoline and diesel truck drivers can work, in order to combat fuel shortages that have prompted higher prices across the region, the Associated Press reported.

July 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Hill Says FMCSA to Begin Pilot Program of Compliance Review System Next Year

WASHINGTON — John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency expects to launch a pilot program of its overhauled compliance review and safety rating process during 2008.

July 25, 2007
Business, Safety

Opinion: How to Prevent Cargo Theft

By Bill Anderson

Director, Global Security

Ryder System Inc.

July 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Volvo’s Second-Quarter Earnings Plunge

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Truck maker Volvo AB posted its biggest profit decline in 18 months after stricter emissions rules caused U.S. truck sales to plunge 54%, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

July 25, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s 2Q Profit Dips 7%

Ryder System said Wednesday its second-quarter profit dipped 7% to $65.3 million or $1.07 a share, from $70.3 million or $1.13 a year ago.

July 25, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Reports 2Q Loss

Covenant Transportation Group said Wednesday it lost $11.3 million or 80 cents a share, compared with a loss of $398,000 or 3 cents a year earlier.

July 25, 2007

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