Safety
Government, Business, Safety

Roadcheck ’07 Wraps Up Thursday

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual 72-hour Roadcheck truck-inspection blitz wraps up its three-day run on Thursday.

Transport Topics
June 6, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

1Q Productivity Climbs Less Than Originally Reported

First-quarter U.S. worker productivity rose 1%, down from an earlier estimate, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
June 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: Rollover Stats, SafeStat Scores, Hard Braking

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Rollover Stats

June 6, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Border Measures Boosting Costs

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Security measures at the Canada-U.S. border introduced since 9/11 have not slowed the flow of goods into the United States but have added to costs for Canadian companies, according to new report, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

May ISM Services Index Rises

The economy’s service sector growth rate improved in May to the highest level in a year, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Averitt to Use SkyBitz Trailer-Tracking System

Averitt Express will use the global locating system trailer tracking technology made by trucking technology firm SkyBitz.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Mack Markets In-Cab System to Reduce Engine Idling

Mack Trucks introduced a new in-cabin power system as an option, joining several other truck manufacturers — including International, Kenworth and Peterbilt — in offering built-in units to limit idling.

June 4, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

CTA Opposes SoCal Port Plan

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The California Trucking Association opposes regulations that would allow only newer, lower-emission trucks access to marine terminals, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
June 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

California Company Loses Hazmat License

The California Highway Patrol said it revoked the hazardous materials transportation license of Sabek Transportation, the company that owned the tanker truck involved in a collision that destroyed portions of a major interstate highway near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Transport Topics
June 4, 2007
Business, Safety

Truck-Crash Deaths Drop, DOT Says

Fatalities in large-truck-involved crashes fell an estimated 3.7% in 2006 to 5,018, the lowest number of deaths since 2002.

June 4, 2007

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