Government
Government, Business

Construction Spending Rises 0.2% in August

Construction spending rose 0.2% in August, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Gains

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region rose in September, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Technology

FMCSA to Track Mexican Trucks

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Thursday it would be tracking Mexican trucks participating in a cross-border trucking program with satellite technology.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2007
Government, Business

Consumer Spending Rises 0.6%

Consumer personal spending rose 0.6% in August, the biggest in four months, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Rises 10.5%

Ambassador Bridge — TT File Photo

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 10.5% higher in July from a year earlier, though truck trade declined, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

Transport Topics
September 27, 2007
Business, Government

New Home Sales Fall Again

New home sales plunged 8.3% in August, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
September 27, 2007
Government

Second-Quarter GDP Rate Grew by 3.8%

The economy expanded at a 3.8% annual rate in the second quarter, more than the first quarter but less than a previous second-quarter estimate, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
September 27, 2007
Business, Government

U.S. Xpress ‘Neutral’ on Buyout Offer

U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Wednesday today that its board “is expressing no opinion and is remaining neutral” about an acquisition offer to take the truckload carrier private for $20.10 a share.

Transport Topics
September 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA Fails to Issue Maximum Fines For High-Risk Carriers, GAO Says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doing a good job of targeting carriers that pose the highest risk of accidents, but fails to follow a 1999 law requiring that maximum fines be given to the most serious safety violators, a new government report said.

September 26, 2007
Business, Government

Durable Orders Drop by Most in 7 Months

Durable goods orders in August saw their biggest drop in seven months, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 26, 2007

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