Government
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA’s Recorder Proposal Draws Concern, Criticism

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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May 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT Delays Mexican-Trucks Program

U.S. DOT

The Department of Transportation said it will delay its plan to allow Mexican trucks into the United States until U.S. trucks are allowed into Mexico, and that it will take public comments on the program this month.

Transport Topics
May 1, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers Find Rest Stops in Short Supply, Journal Says

Truckers around the country are having difficulty finding rest stops at which to park, and parking spots close to cities are especially hard to find, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

April ISM Factory Index Gains

The Institute for Supply Management’s April manufacturing index rose at the fastest pace in almost a year, ISM said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 1, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Contrans’ 1Q Income Dips

Canadian firm Contrans Income Fund’s first-quarter income dropped to C$8.1 million or 28 cents a unit, from C$9.7 million or 34 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Calif. Crash Could Stall Port Traffic

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A fiery explosion from a gasoline tanker crash in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend shut down parts of a major freeway and will pose transport problems for freight coming out of the busy Port of Oakland, news reports said.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2007
Government, Business

March Construction Spending Rises 0.2%

Construction spending rose 0.2% in March, the second straight monthly increase, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

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April 30, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Dongfeng’s 1Q Profit Jumps 24%

Dongfeng Automobile Co. said its profit increased for a third straight quarter, rising 24% as China's surging economy boosted demand for trucks and other commercial vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2007
Business, Government

Personal Spending Climbs 0.3%

Consumer personal spending rose 0.3% in March, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2007

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