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Business, Government, Safety

Satellite Radio Rivals Sirius, XM Seek Merger

Satellite radio rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio are seeking to merge their operations but may face antitrust hurdles in completing such a deal, news reports said Tuesday.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Feb. 13 - Feb. 20

CARB Will Not Appeal ‘Reflash’ Court Ruling • PeopleNet Upgrades g3 Software • Siemens Buys Powertrain Firm for Hybrid Market • CTA Welcomes Canada’s ‘ecoFreight’ Program

February 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Key Senator Backs Incentives for New Truck Engines, APUs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee told directors of American Trucking Associations last week that he supported creation of federal financial incentives to help fleets purchase new, cleaner-burning diesel engines and auxiliary power units.

February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

ATA Agrees to Boost Support for Biodiesel

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations said last week it would become more vocal in its support for increased fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and ratified an agreement with the biodiesel industry to promote that fuel at the federal level.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Parts of Pennsylvania Interstates Closed Following Ice Storm

A thick layer of ice kept parts of major highways closed in Pennsylvania Friday morning, a day after hundreds of drivers became stranded on a hilly stretch of Interstate 78 that was hit by this week’s big snow and ice storm, the Associated Press reported.

February 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close Monday for Presidents’ Day Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Edges Up for Week; Rail Carloads Decline

Rail intermodal traffic rose 1.1% last week, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Demand Grows for Transportation Sales Agents

A time-honored axiom of business is that everything begins with a sale. It’s a truism that seems especially apt in the transportation industry. After all, motor carriers need to find freight to fill their trailers. Shippers need to find carriers to haul their commodities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Storm Shuts Down Section of I-78 in Pennsylvania

The big snow storm that paralyzed parts of the Midwest Wednesday shut down traffic on Interstate 78 for about 50 miles near the junction with Interstate 81 in Lebanon County, Pa., the Allentown Morning Call reported Thursday on its Web site.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT’s Transportation Services Index Declines for 2006

The U.S. Transportation Department’s transportation services index fell 0.4% in 2006, its first annual decline since 2001, DOT said Wednesday.

February 14, 2007

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