Safety
Business, Safety, Government

Demand Grows for Transportation Sales Agents

A time-honored axiom of business is that everything begins with a sale. It’s a truism that seems especially apt in the transportation industry. After all, motor carriers need to find freight to fill their trailers. Shippers need to find carriers to haul their commodities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
February 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Storm Shuts Down Section of I-78 in Pennsylvania

The big snow storm that paralyzed parts of the Midwest Wednesday shut down traffic on Interstate 78 for about 50 miles near the junction with Interstate 81 in Lebanon County, Pa., the Allentown Morning Call reported Thursday on its Web site.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT’s Transportation Services Index Declines for 2006

The U.S. Transportation Department’s transportation services index fell 0.4% in 2006, its first annual decline since 2001, DOT said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

ATA Seeks Alerts to Fleets on Drivers’ CDLs • ATRI Seeking Input for Speed-Governor Survey • Idaho Eyes Raising Truck Speed Limit to 70 MPH • Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls 60,000 Trucks Overseas

February 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA Seeks $528 Million to Boost Safety, Enforcement

In addition to providing billions of dollars for congestion relief, the Department of Transportation’s $67 billion fiscal 2008 budget proposal included millions of dollars for commercial vehicle safety.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Trucking Braces for Hours-of-Service Decision

In May 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a number of proposed changes to the existing hours-of-service rules — rules which, until this point, had remained virtually unchanged for 60 years.

February 14, 2007
Business, Safety

Winter Storm Causes Havoc From Midwest to East Coast

A winter blast of snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures created headaches for travelers across the Midwest Tuesday, pushing cars and tractor-trailer rigs off highways, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Forward Air Reports Flat Fourth-Quarter Profit

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, reported its fourth-quarter net income matched the previous year’s, at $12.2 million, while earnings per share climbed to 40 cents a share from 38 cents.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Expeditors International Reports Lower 4Q Profit

Logistics firm Expeditors International of Washington on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter profits fell to $62.6 million or 28 cents a share, down from $74.3 million or 34 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Wisconsin Gov. Wants Oil Tax to Fund Transportation Needs

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) has proposed a new tax on oil companies to help raise needed funds for the state’s transportation projects, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2007

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