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Year In Review: IT Firms Court Smaller Fleets, Continue Consolidation

Information technology vendors took aim at smaller fleets in 2007, offering software and tracking options that don’t require carriers to invest in full onboard computer systems.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: CARB Reefer Rules, Intermodal Answers

The op-ed by the California Air Resource Board’s enforcement division chief, James Ryden, about the new refrigerated carrier rules is as expected with CARB: “Ready, FIRE, aim!”

January 7, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

I-81 Will Not Have Truck-Only Toll Lanes, Paper Says

After years of study, Interstate 81 in Virginia will not contain separate truck-only lanes, the News-Virginian newspaper reported Sunday.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

New Mexico Considering Idling Regs

The New Mexico Department of Environment is considering limiting the amount of time long-haul truckers can leave their vehicles idling at truck stops, the Associated Press reported.

January 7, 2008
Business, Safety

ATA Accepting Security Award Nominations

American Trucking Associations said nominations for its Security Council’s 2008 Excellence in Security Award and 2008 Security Professional of the Year Award are now being accepted.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

IRS Assesses FedEx $319 Mln. in Driver Classification Dispute

The IRS struck another blow to FedEx Ground’s independent contractor business model, assessing the package delivery company back taxes and penalties of $319 million for 2002 after an audit determined that company drivers should have been classified as employees.

January 7, 2008
Business, Safety

November Truck Tonnage Rises 3.3%

November truck tonnage in-creased by 3.3% over the same month a year ago, just the third increase in the past 17 months, according to the latest survey by American Trucking Associations.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Average Increases 3.7¢; Crude Briefly Tops $100

The average price of diesel fuel rose 3.7 cents to $3.345 a gallon last week while the price of crude oil pushed past $100 a barrel for the first time, which analysts said would soon lead to higher fuel prices.

January 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Dorgan Blasts DOT Over Cross-Border Trucking

Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News

One of the most vocal congressional critics of a plan to grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways as part of a yearlong pilot project blasted the Department of Transportation in a letter, accusing DOT of ignoring Congressional intent in continuing the test.

January 4, 2008
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Drop

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Rail carload and intermodal traffic fell sharply for last week of 2007 compared with the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads said.

January 4, 2008

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