Logistics
Business, Logistics

Closures, Floods Hit Trucking in Pacific Northwest

Floods and road closures in the Pacific Northwest have hurt the trucking industry this winter, the Olympian newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
February 19, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Pact

Teamsters union members voted 2-to-1 to ratify a new five-year National Master Freight Agreement with major less-than-truckload carriers that trucking industry executives said gives unionized companies new flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions.

February 18, 2008
Business, Logistics

NATSO Launches New Program Focusing on Truck Stop Safety

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — NATSO, the national trade group representing truck stops and travel plazas, unveiled a new public education program here Jan. 24 as a way to help truck stops address drivers’ concerns, such as safety.

February 13, 2008
Business, Logistics

Expeditors International of Washington’s Earnings Improve

Logistics firm Expeditors International of Washington said its fourth-quarter profit rose 12% to $70.1 million, or 32 cents a share, from $62.6 million, or 26 cents, in the previous fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Mixed

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s fourth-quarter profit slipped to $20.6 million, from $21.5 million a year ago, but per-share earnings rose to 59 cents a share, from 57 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Unchanged at $3.28

The average national price of retail diesel fuel held at $3.28 a gallon from a week ago, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2008
Business, Logistics

Wabash’s Profit Improves; Sales Dip

Wabash National Corp.

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. said Monday its fourth-quarter profit was $5.6 million, or 18 cents a share, compared with a loss of $5 million, or 16 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

NHTSA Seeks Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Truck-Involved Fatalities

A high-ranking federal safety regulator said truck-involved fatalities have been stuck at a “relatively flat” level for years, and that trend leads officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recommend using “Buck Rogers”-style technologies to lower accident rates.

February 11, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Logistics

Towne Air Freight Buys Synergy Cargo Logistics

Towne Air Freight said it acquired Synergy Cargo Logistics, which will give Towne a greater presence in the southwestern United States. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Hub Group’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Improve

Third-party logistics company and freight broker Hub Group’s fourth-quarter profit rose 33% to a record $18 million, or 47 cents per share, up from $13.5 million, or 34 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2008

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