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Study Aims to Find Best Ways to Remove Snow From Trucks

The American Transportation Research Institute has initiated a study of the costs and benefits of removing snow and ice from the tops of tractor-trailers.

April 8, 2008
Business, Safety

U.S. Automakers Planning More Exports, Journal Says

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

U.S. automakers have set goals of exporting more American cars, following new labor agreements and a weaker U.S. dollar, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

April 8, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Teamsters Ratify 5-Year Contract with UPS Freight

UPS Inc.

The Teamsters union and UPS Inc. said Monday that Teamsters members had overwhelmingly ratified their first national contract at UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload unit of UPS Inc.

April 8, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Prime Inc. to Buy 1,900 Trailers from Wabash National

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. said it would sell 1,900 trailers to refrigerated carrier Prime Inc.

April 8, 2008
Business, Safety

Quality Distribution Alters Liability Coverage

Bulk and tanker carrier Quality Distribution Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., said it purchased an insurance policy to cover all accident liability claims between $2 million and $5 million.

April 7, 2008
Business, Safety

ISM Contraction May Indicate Trucking Upturn, Analyst Says

Last week’s Institute of Supply Management report that showed continued contraction may actually be good for the trucking industry’s outlook, according to an industry analyst, the Associated Press reported.

April 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics

Norfolk Southern to Take 1Q Charge on Accident Settlement

Eastern freight rail line Norfolk Southern Corp. said Monday it will take a first-quarter charge of 2 cents per share, related to settlement of an accident claim.

April 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: Picking an Engine Technology

As we move closer to the next federal mandate on emissions — which comes into force for 2010-model heavy-duty trucks — proponents of the two competing technologies are beginning to publicly argue over the superiority of their choices.

April 7, 2008
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

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