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DOT Inspector General Urges Strict Mexican-Truck Oversight

Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News

The Transportation Department needs tighter controls on Mexican truck and bus drivers with driving convictions and greater ability to inspect vehicles at the border, DOT’s inspector general’s office said Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.

August 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Judge Upholds NYC Bridge Restrictions

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

New York authorities acted legally last week when imposing weight restrictions on heavy trucks that use city’s Throgs Neck Bridge, New York Newsday reported Friday.

August 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

No EOBR Rule Imminent, FMCSA Official Says

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Four months after the public comment period for the proposed electronic onboard recorder rule closed, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official said those comments were still being reviewed and no final rule was imminent.

August 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: HOS (Cont’d.), CDL Database, Car-Only Lanes

I continue to read and hear about the hours-of-service rules, so I have to voice a concern: The one aspect that has bothered me since the change is that once the clock starts, the 14 hours doesn’t stop.

August 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Menlo Wins $1.6 Billion DoD Contract

Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc.’s  third-party logistics unit Menlo Worldwide has been selected as the prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative.

August 20, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Starts Production of Truck Hybrid System

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Truck drivetrain manufacturer Eaton Corp. said its electric-diesel hybrid system for medium-duty trucks is now in commercial production and that it would produce heavy-duty hybrids in a few years.

August 20, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: ‘TCP/IP’ for In-Cab High-Speed Wireless

The most common way of delivering data from truck telematics involves the system vendor storing, and probably massaging, the information, which the customer accesses through a secure Web site.

August 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Menlo Wins $1.6 Bln. DoD Contract

Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc.’s  third-party logistics unit Menlo Worldwide has been selected as the prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative.

August 20, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

U.S. Seeks to Boost Enforcement of Laws Restricting Cabotage

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded a grant to educate local and state enforcement officers about truck cabotage rules that forbid foreign carriers from hauling cargo point-to-point within the United States.

August 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

State Champions to Test Skill and Knowledge

More than 375 professional truck drivers from all 50 states are expected to compete this week in what American Trucking Associations calls the “Super Bowl of Safety” — the National Truck Driving Championships in Minneapolis.

August 20, 2007

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