Government
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Sen. Murray Criticizes DOT Over Mexican Truck Plan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), author of the rules Congress set for opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks, told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters she suspected the agency may be stacking the deck in its recently announced pilot program.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Security & Safety Briefs — March 8 - March 14

FMCSA Names Safety Committees • Highway Watch Debuts Online Training • Insurance Co. Not Liable in Conn. Crash

March 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Interest Groups Fault FMCSA on Truck Safety

A coalition of trucking safety groups issued a report this week giving poor grades to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for failing to do enough to reduce large truck-related fatalities.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Public Citizen Sues FMCSA Over Mexican Truck Plan

Safety-watchdog group Public Citizen said Tuesday it sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on behalf of a highway safety organization to compel the agency to release information about recent decision to allow Mexican trucks onto U.S. highways.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 5.9 Cents to $2.685 a Gallon in Sixth Straight Gain

The average national price of diesel fuel gained another 5.9 cents from last week in rising to $2.685 a gallon, a sixth straight increase, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2007
Business, Government

Business Inventories Gain 0.2% in January

U.S. business inventories rose 0.2% in January, but sales declined by the most in four months, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2007
Business, Government

Retail Sales Rise 0.1% in February

U.S. retail sales rose 0.1% in February, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2007
Business, Government

New Hill Faces Emerge After November Shake-up

WASHINGTON — After more than a decade in the minority — and the past six years relegated to near-obscurity behind a powerful Republican majority and a Republican White House — Democrats swept into power in November, capturing both houses of Congress.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2007
Business, Government

Canada Cartage Reports Profitable First Public Year

Canada Cartage Diversified Income Fund said Monday that its revenue rose 18.2% to C$275.3 million in its first year of operation as a public company, but lost C$300,000 or 1 cent per unit in the fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Interpool Reports Higher Profit for 2006

Interpool Inc., a maker of shipping containers and chassis for intermodal container transportation, reported its 2006 net income rose, in part due to the sale of its container operating lease fleet.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2007

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