Safety
Business, Government, Safety

Truckers Seen Supportive of SoCal Ports’ OffPeak Program

A growing number of truckers report higher earnings since the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles instituted their OffPeak program July 2005, the program’s sponsors said.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Fourth-Quarter Productivity Rises 3%

U.S. productivity rose 3% in the fourth quarter, following a 0.1% decline in the third quarter, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Some Electronic Onboard Recorder Makers Applaud Mandate

Manufacturers of electronic onboard recorders had differing views of the federal government’s proposal to require recorders for some motor carriers, with some saying the government was treating EOBRs punitively and others hailing the move as an important safety development.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Bush Proposes Boost in DOT Spending for FY ’08

President Bush’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2008 asks Congress for a 10% increase in transportation spending to $63.7 billion, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Continued Cold Weather Causing Problems on Roads

Continued frigid temperatures across the Plains states, Midwest and East Coast are causing problems and hazards on roadways, and snow was forecast in some regions of the Midwest for Tuesday, news services reported.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Teamsters Oppose Allied’s Motion to Void Contract

Auto hauler Allied Holdings filed a motion Friday asking that an Atlanta bankruptcy court void the contract between the Teamsters union and Allied and allow the company to implement the wage, benefits and work-rule concessions it has been seeking, the Teamsters said.

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

Technology Briefs — Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

Analyst Says More Ethanol Won’t Stem Consumption • Extol to Provide Software to C.R. England • J.B. Hunt Chooses PAR System for Reefer Tracking

February 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Rises in January

The economy’s service sector growth improved last month, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

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

SkyBitz, Stemco to Offer Mileage Readings for Trailer-Tracking System

Trailer-tracking technology maker SkyBitz Inc. and has teamed with Stemco LP to offer mileage readings in conjunction with real-time trailer tracking for commercial fleets and trailer leasing companies, the two said Monday.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

EPA Boosts Enforcement of ULSD Labeling Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency said it has increased enforcement of its fuel-pump labeling rule after finding that the majority of retail diesel pumps it tested did not display ultra-low-sulfur-diesel labels, even though they were dispensing ULSD.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2007

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