Logistics
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Bill Would Seek to Boost Non-Truck Freight Modes

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Two key Senators introduced legislation Thursday that would increase the proportion of national freight transportation provided by modes other than trucks by 10% by 2020.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2009
Business, Logistics

Wabash National’s First-Quarter Loss Widens

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp. lost $28.3 million, or 94 cents per share, for the first quarter, compared with a loss of $6.4 million, or 21 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2009
Business, Logistics, Government

Livingston Reports 1Q Loss

Canadian customs broker and logistics firm Livingston International Income Fund posted a loss of C$17.3 million in the first quarter of 2009, or 64 cents per unit, compared with a profit of C$8.2 million, or 30 cents, the year before.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

ATA Recognizes National Transportation Week

American Trucking Associations said Wednesday it celebrating National Transportation Week by bringing trucking industry outreach programs to public events around the country.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2009
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 3.2¢ to $2.216; Gas Leaps 16.2¢ to $2.24

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel rose for the first time in a month, climbing 3.1 cents to $2.216 a gallon, while gasoline pushed past diesel for the first time in almost two years, the Energy Department said.

Transport Topics
May 12, 2009
Business, Logistics

Obama’s NHTSA Pick Withdraws

Chuck Hurley, who President Obama had intended to nominate to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has withdrawn from the nomination process, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 12, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Menlo Expands Relationship With Dana, Adds Curves

Dana Holding Corp. and Menlo Worldwide Logistics said they have expanded their relationship, with the parts manufacturer asking the third-party logistics provider to handle transportation management for its Mexican operations.

Transport Topics
May 11, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Letters: Safe Driving, Mileage Tax, Sleep Apnea

I agree wholeheartedly with op-ed writer Ryan McDonald’s opinion on the value of tail-ride checks, when they are performed by safety professionals. These on-the-road driver observations are an integral part of my company’s services to the Canadian transportation industry.

May 11, 2009
Business, Logistics

Opinion: To Survive a Tough Economy — Focus

A shroud of insecurity continues to linger on the U.S. economy, with many trucking and logistics providers tending to the wounds of 2008 and preparing for the uncertainty still looming over the rest of 2009.

May 8, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Pacer Takes $177 Million First-Quarter Loss

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International reported a first-quarter loss of $177.4 million, or $5.11 per share, compared with a profit of $13.4 million, or 38 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
May 7, 2009

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