Government
Government, Business, Safety

Driving Hours Remain in Effect

The current truck-driver hours-of-service rules — allowing 11 hours of driving and restarting a week after 34 hours of rest — are likely to remain in place for at least several more weeks.

September 24, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Five Indiana Counties to Switch Time Zones, DOT Says

Five counties in southwestern Indiana will switch from Central to Eastern time beginning Nov. 4, the U.S. Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
September 21, 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
Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Improves

Manufacturing levels increased in the Philadelphia area this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
September 20, 2007
Government, Business

Leading Indicators Decline in August

The index of leading economic indicators fell in August, the New York-based Conference Board said Thursday.

Transport Topics
September 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Fed Action Boosts Transport Stocks

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Federal Reserve’s rate cut this week helped transportation industry stocks, as the broader economy needed a boost to help soften the slowdown that is projected to last through the first half of 2008, according to American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Sleep Apnea Program Cuts Costs for Health Care, Schneider Says

Truckload carrier Schneider National said a sleep apnea screening and treatment program managed by an outside vendor has improved safety and driver productivity while lowering health-care costs.

September 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight Issues 3Q Earnings Warning

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation said its third-quarter earnings would be below analysts’ predictions, citing an industrywide decline in freight tonnage and excess truckload capacity.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Letters to the Editor: Border Dissent, HOS, Defensive Driving

I would like to urge everyone reading this letter to contact their local representatives and ask them not to pass the law allowing Mexican carriers full, direct access to U.S. roadways and customers.

September 19, 2007
Business, Government

CPI Falls for First Time This Year

The consumer price index fell in August for the first time this year in August, dipping 0.1%, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2007
Business, Government

CPI Falls for First Time This Year

The consumer price index fell in August for the first time this year in August, dipping 0.1%, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 19, 2007

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