Government
Business, Government

New York State Manufacturing Index Jumps in February

Manufacturing growth in New York state rebounded in February from January, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2007
Business, Government

U.S. Import Prices Decline in January, Labor Department Reports

The price of goods imported to the United States fell 1.2% in January, the most in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Demand Grows for Transportation Sales Agents

A time-honored axiom of business is that everything begins with a sale. It’s a truism that seems especially apt in the transportation industry. After all, motor carriers need to find freight to fill their trailers. Shippers need to find carriers to haul their commodities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT’s Transportation Services Index Declines for 2006

The U.S. Transportation Department’s transportation services index fell 0.4% in 2006, its first annual decline since 2001, DOT said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

ATA Seeks Alerts to Fleets on Drivers’ CDLs • ATRI Seeking Input for Speed-Governor Survey • Idaho Eyes Raising Truck Speed Limit to 70 MPH • Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls 60,000 Trucks Overseas

February 14, 2007
Business, Government

January Retail Sales Unchanged; Rise 0.3% Excluding Autos

U.S. retail sales were unchanged in January following a 1.2% gain in December, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

February 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA Seeks $528 Million to Boost Safety, Enforcement

In addition to providing billions of dollars for congestion relief, the Department of Transportation’s $67 billion fiscal 2008 budget proposal included millions of dollars for commercial vehicle safety.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2007
Business, Government

Business Inventories Unchanged in December

U.S. business inventories were unchanged in December, and business sales rose 1.4%, the biggest gain since May, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Trucking Braces for Hours-of-Service Decision

In May 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a number of proposed changes to the existing hours-of-service rules — rules which, until this point, had remained virtually unchanged for 60 years.

February 14, 2007
Business, Government

U.S. Trade Deficit Hit Record in 2006

The U.S. trade deficit widened to a record for a fifth straight year in 2006 as purchases of Chinese goods and imported oil overwhelmed an increase in exports, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007

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