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Jul 13, 2010

Politician calls for more truck lobbying

Many Americans believe lobbyists play too great a role in politics. We’ve all heard the stories – and felt the impact - of pork placed at the end of....More
Jul 06, 2010

Fleet Owner’s Vehicle Graphics awards go global

Each June, Fleet Owner announces its Vehicle Graphics winners. Graphics are playing an increasingly important part for fleets, both from a brand....More
Jun 30, 2010

Florida to allow heavier trucks starting Thursday

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently signed into law a transportation bill that will allow heavier trucks on designated state roads. The bill....More
Jun 10, 2010

UPS, FedEx "Brown Bailout" battle rages on

The FedEx Express and UPS battle over classification of FedEx Express workers continues to drag on and now the Teamsters, who have always been....More
Jun 08, 2010

Georgia’s transportation sales tax holds voters hostage

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has signed into law an innovative taxing measure to improve the transportation infrastructure in the state. The law,....More
Jun 04, 2010

MAN testing B100 trucks with onboard mixing unit

MAN Latin America said this week it has given three customers in Brazil trucks that feature dual-fuel technology which can blend biodiesel on board....More
Jun 01, 2010

Eaton transmission shifts into a higher gear

They don’t make things like they used to. That’s what Jackie Tennant may be saying these days as her truck’s transmission passes a major milestone....More
May 19, 2010

New company seeks alternative power source for transportation

A new venture between two advanced mobile electrical technology companies is hoping to develop a new power alternative for the transportation....More
May 13, 2010

Climate bill loses focus

The American Power Act proposed by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) on Wednesday has critics and proponents lining up their arguments....More
May 10, 2010

Maybe LaHood should drive down the highway

Under questioning from Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood defended the state of our roads in the U.S. Bond, who....More
Apr 28, 2010

Solar power has come a long way

Some 25 years ago or so, my parents built a new home for the family. Installed on the roof were a couple of very large solar panels. The panels....More
Apr 21, 2010

Earth Day challenge issued to truck fleets

As the 40th anniversary of Earth Day approaches tomorrow, Wheels Inc., a billion-dollar fleet leasing company, has issued a challenge: be greener. To....More
Apr 19, 2010

I-95 in Delaware gets stimulus boost

Traffic on Interstate 95 between Delaware and Maryland should be easing in the future as stimulus money is helping to add E-Z Pass lanes at the toll....More
Apr 09, 2010

I-80 toll rejection illustrates need to fix funding funding issues

The rejection by the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) of Pennsylvania’s plans to toll I-80 in that state is just the latest example of how....More
Apr 06, 2010

Daimler-Renault-Nissan alliance bears watching

As reports abound today that automakers Renault and Nissan will announce a parts-sharing and technology-swapping alliance with Daimler tomorrow....More
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