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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Seeks Stricter Greenhouse-Gas Rules

California has asked U.S. regulators for permission to set its own environmental rules for reducing global warming emissions from passenger vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Moves to Protect Fleets From ID Theft

Brent Jones first got word March 27 that his trucking company’s name was being used as part of a freight load board fraud scheme.

May 22, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Border Opening, SafeStat Scores

These letters appear in the May 21 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Border Opening

May 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Sen. Clinton Seeks Rail-Safety Upgrades

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has urged Congress to tighten U.S. rail-safety rules, citing CSX Corp. derailments and other accidents in her state since December, Bloomberg reported.

Clinton made her remarks at a Senate transportation subcommittee hearing on rail safety.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

McLeod Updates Software Package

McLeod Software, said Thursday it added several features to its LoadMaster transportation management package.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 21, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Makers Oppose Legislation Imposing Fuel-Economy Standards

A Senate proposal that would set fuel-economy standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks conflicts with a current push to reduce engine emissions and would not work without additional research, representatives of the truck manufacturing industry said.

May 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in April

Sales of new Class 8 trucks plunged 45% in April, compared with a year earlier, the most severe decline in six years.

May 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Fleets Offer Expanded Storage Options

With demand for freight-hauling services relatively slack, some trucking companies are branching out beyond logistics to offer more warehousing services.

May 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

House Limits Plan Granting Mexican Trucks Access

The House voted last week to impose more restrictions on the DOT’s plans to grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways, in a move aimed at significantly slowing a proposed pilot program.

May 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Citi Enters Fleet Financing Business

Citigroup Inc.’s commercial business unit said it is entering the transportation fleet financing business.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 18, 2007

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