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May Truck Sales Fall 51%

Heavy-duty retail truck sales in the United States fell 51.7% in May from year-ago levels, the result of slowing freight demand and the impact of last year’s big pre-buy.

June 18, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

NYC Cuts Traffic-Plan Fee for Trucks Meeting EPA Rule

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a change in his congestion pricing proposal, saying trucks meeting federal engine emission standards would be charged $7 to enter Manhattan at peak times, rather than $21.

June 18, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Quality Names New CEO

TT File Photo

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution named Gary Enzor to be the company’s chief executive officer effective immediately, replacing Gerry Detter.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Letters to the Editor: Calif. Ports, Seat Belts, Antitrust Immunity

The American Trucking Associations, California Trucking Association and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association need to get together and stop the restructuring of the California ports.

June 15, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Panel Delays Border-Card Rule

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to halt the launch of a plan for a new border-crossing card for at least 17 months, in order to give the Departments of State and Homeland Security more time to fix its problems

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Levels Decline

Port of Tacoma

Rail carload and intermodal freight fell for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

NYC Teamsters Back Congestion-Pricing Plan

Teamsters union leaders representing thousands of New York City truck drivers said they support the city’s plan to charge new tolls on vehicles entering Manhattan during weekday business hours, Bloomberg News reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ATA Names Ray Kuntz Chairman

Lucas Flory for Transport Topics

Montana trucking executive Ray Kuntz was named Chairman of American Trucking Associations, ATA said after its executive committee met on Tuesday in Dallas.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Cites Trucking Slowdowns

The Federal Reserve gave a generally positive assessment of the U.S. economy last week as manufacturing and job growth picked up, but the Fed’s report cited some regional slowdowns in trucking and truck manufacturing.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

DHL Buys Stake in Miami Air Cargo Firm

DHL has bought a 49% stake in a Miami air cargo company and extended its contract with the company through 2019, the company said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 13, 2007

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