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Business, Fuel, Safety

Volvo, Mack to Research Engine Efficiency

Volvo AB and Mack Trucks have agreed to develop a heavy-duty diesel engine that would use 10% less fuel and emit 10% less carbon dioxide than 2007 engines under a new agreement between the U.S. and Swedish governments.

July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA's Hill Backs Truck-Only Lanes

The nation’s chief trucking safety official endorsed the concept of exclusive highway lanes for trucking, saying that segregating commercial traffic from passenger vehicles would dramatically reduce the number of truck-related fatalities.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Some Fleets Pleased With ’07 Engines

Truckers who have purchased heavy-duty tractors with 2007 engines say the vehicles have run as well, if not better, than previous engines in terms of fuel, performance, reliability and maintenance.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Moves to New Headquarters

After nearly 23 years in its Alexandria, Va., headquarters, American Trucking Associations relocated last week to a new building in Arlington, Va.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Rises 2¢ to $2.849

The national average price of retail diesel and gasoline both increased last week, the Department of Energy reported, at the same time it was projecting the fuels will continue to climb for the remainder of the summer.

July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Opinion: Fix the Hazmat Endorsement Process Now

The road to the Patriot Act in late 2001 was paved with good intentions. However, like any road built without adequate planning, this one has developed some major potholes.

July 16, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Levels Fall

Port of Tacoma, Wash.

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

July 13, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Standards Group Fails to Pass ‘Hot Fuel’ Reform

A measure that would have set standards for “hot fuel” fell just short of passage at a meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the Kansas City Star reported.

July 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

U.S., China Sign Air Pact

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The United States and China have signed an aviation agreement that will significantly increase passenger and cargo flights between the two countries, the Department of Transportation said.

July 12, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Firms Working to Keep Drivers Healthy

Trucking firms are taking more measures to help the health of drivers, helping to boost both drivers’ welfare and their own bottom lines, the Associated Press reported.

July 11, 2007