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Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: The Upside of the EOBR Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recently proposed rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders for habitual violators of federal hours-of-service regulations has set in motion an industrywide discussion about the plan’s merits.

March 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

OEMs Ship 281,000 Trailers in ’06

While much of the heavy-duty truck sales hoopla during 2006 focused on truck makers as they set new monthly and yearly sales records, trailer makers were quietly posting their third-best sales year ever, according to new data from ACT Research.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

TCA Leaders Plan Active Role In Shaping Industry Policies

LAS VEGAS — Leaders of the Truckload Carriers Association said they will take a more active role in shaping trucking’s policy in the coming year and emphasize the need to provide drivers a safer work environment and wage stability.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 19, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Trucking, Safety Officers’ Group Join Forces Against Coalition Over Criticism of FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Trucking and law enforcement groups said a recent report claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has failed to ensure trucking safety was unproductive and poorly researched.The report, released March 12 by the Truck Safety Coalition, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safet

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: A Fuel-Price Gusher

A funny thing happened just as some fleets were discussing reducing their fuel surcharges: Prices went flying again. Since Jan. 26, after five straight weekly increases, the average retail price of diesel is $2.626 a gallon, and climbing.

March 16, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Continues to Climb, Rising 8.9% for Week

Rail intermodal traffic rose 8.9% last week but carload traffic fell 0.9% as overall volume reached its highest level this year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

March 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

January Transportation Services Index Declines 0.6%

The U.S. Transportation Department’s transportation services index fell 0.6% in January following a one-month increase in December, DOT said Wednesday.

March 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

North American Surface Trade Jumps 8.9% in 2006

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 8.9% last year over 2005 levels, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

March 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limits, Opening the Border

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. There is a lot more traffic and a lot more going on behind the wheel other than turning it, with cellphones, Global Positioning System and onboard computers.

March 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Sen. Murray Criticizes DOT Over Mexican Truck Plan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), author of the rules Congress set for opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks, told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters she suspected the agency may be stacking the deck in its recently announced pilot program.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2007