Monthly Archives: March 2011

President Calls for Cutting Oil Imports

By Truckinginfo Staff Noting that international events have people thinking about energy safety and security, President Obama Wednesday called for slashing oil imports by one-third by 2025 as part of his administration's Blueprint for A Secure Energy Future. "As Americans, we're heartbroken by the lives that have been lost as a result of these events. [...]

ArvinMeritor Changes Name to Meritor Inc.

 Updated: 3/31/2011 2:00:00 PM Company Revises 2Q Guidance, Will Close Euro Axle Business Vehicle parts supplier ArvinMeritor Inc. said it has changed its name to Meritor Inc., and separately lowered its second-quarter earnings outlook and said it was closing its European trailer axle business in July. “With the name Meritor, we have found the universal [...]

FMCSA Declares Super Luxury Tours, Inc. an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety and Orders the Bus Company to Immediately Cease All Operations

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/affairs/index.html FMCSA 08-11 Thursday, March 31, 2011 Contact: Candice Tolliver Tel: (202) 366-9999 or (202) 306-4580 FMCSA Declares Super Luxury Tours, Inc. an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety and Orders the Bus Company to Immediately Cease All Operations WASHINGTON, DC [...]

How Cummins is beating vertical integration

Cummins not only makes engines, it also makes aftertreatment and other components used on competing engines. "All That's Trucking" blog by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief Now that every truck maker has its own captive engine, how does an independent engine company like Cummins survive? Tom Linebarger, Cummins president and chief operating officer, addressed that [...]

ATA Chairman Makes Trucking’s Case for Highway Bill at Congressional Hearing

 Updated: 3/30/2011 8:15:00 AM American Trucking Associations Chairman Barbara Windsor told a congressional panel Tuesday that the trucking industry needs a new surface transportation bill, with a focus on highways, as soon as possible. Windsor, president of Hahn Transportation, New Market, Md., said that trucks move 70% of the nation’s freight, and that “our current [...]

FMCSA Places Super Luxury Tours Bus Company Out-of-Service for Violating Federal Safety Regulations

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/affairs/index.html FMCSA 07-11 Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Contact: Candice Tolliver Tel: (202) 366-9999 or (202) 306-4580 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Places Super Luxury Tours Bus Company Out-of-Service for Violating Federal Safety Regulations FMCSA's Investigation of Bus Company's Involvement in [...]

Arsenault: Don’t Over-Buy on Parts

Many maintenance shops buy more parts than necessary, in effect storing company cash on parts room shelves. Even when buying ahead, they sometimes pay too much, says Dave Reed, maintenance consultant for trucking maintenance software provider Arsenault Associates. Reed, who has a 30-year background in vehicle maintenance, says if the shop manager needs a particular [...]

Opinion: Setting Aside? Count Trucking In.

 Updated: 3/29/2011 8:00:00 AM By John ByrneVice President and CEO Byrne Transportation Services LLC This Opinion piece appears in the March 28 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today. The U.S. transportation industry, which contains many hundreds of small businesses among the sizable firms, has a government champion: the Small Business Administration. [...]

Maybe what we’re waiting for is the iCar?

Imagine Valmet's Think City EV with a bite-out-of-the-apple logo on the door. Electric cars are just now hitting the streets. A few of them anyway. They are by no means burning up Main Street. I think I know why. Electric cars look too much like every other car. Maybe we need an iCar. If you're [...]

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