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Technology Briefs — Feb. 21 - Feb. 26

J.J. Keller Develops New Online Tools • ALK Announces Spring Update For CoPilot Live • FedEx Express Deploys Four Hybrids in Denver

February 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

So. Cal. Ports to Require Emission Licenses for Trucks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said a licensing system would be “up and running within five years” at his port and the neighboring Port of Los Angeles to ensure all trucks entering the facilities meet strict emission standards.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT to Allow Mexican Trucks Access to U.S. Highways

EL PASO, Texas — The United States will grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways under a pilot program, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced here today.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

DOT to Begin Audits of Mexican Trucking Companies

Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will travel to Mexico to conduct safety audits on trucking companies interested in hauling cargo to and from the United States, the Department of Transportation said late Thursday.

February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Maritime Commission Approves ATA Intermodal Settlement

The Federal Maritime Commission has approved a settlement negotiated between American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference and an FMC-regulated ocean carrier, ATA said Thursday.

February 22, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Declines for Week

Rail intermodal traffic fell 2.2% last week, due in part to continuing bad weather, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

February 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

House Panel Criticizes DOT for Pushing Privatization

WASHINGTON — Leading members of the House Subcommittee on Transit and Highways from both parties sharply criticized the Department of Transportation’s recent push toward privatization and public-private partnerships.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA’s Graves Criticizes Privatization Trend on CNBC

American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves criticized the growing trend of privatization of toll roads on CNBC’s “Street Signs” program Tuesday.

February 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 15 - Feb. 21

Idaho Bill to Raise Truck Speeds to 70 MPH Fails • Railroad Administration to Set HOS Rules • ATA Backs Medical Certificate/CDL Merger • Driver Passport Teams With CSSG

February 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Official Says Responses Prepared to Pending HOS Rulings

ARLINGTON, Va. — With a pair of lawsuits challenging federal driver work rules still pending, American Trucking Associations officials have begun preparing responses to the rulings.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2007

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