Safety
Business, Government, Safety

UPS, BNSF Cooperate to Speed Shipments By Loading Trailers on Flatcars Near Chicago

More than a million packages a day in metropolitan Chicago have an ideal commute. They roll through the back gate of the UPS Inc. facility here and into the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail yard next door — without traveling on a public street — so they can catch a train for such places as Kansas City, Denver or California.

August 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

July ISM Services Index Declines Sharply

The economy’s service sector growth rate experienced its largest decline in nearly two years in July, falling to 55.8 in from 60.7 in June, the Institute for Supply Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
August 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

TransForce to Purchase Canadian Courier

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Thursday it will purchase Century II Holdings, the parent company of Toronto-based ICS Courier.

Transport Topics
August 3, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Fall for Week

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Rail carload and intermodal freight traffic fell compared with a year ago for the week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Minn. Highway Bridge Collapse Kills At Least Four, Injures Dozens

An interstate highway bridge jammed with rush-hour traffic collapsed into the Mississippi River in Minneapolis late Wednesday, thowing dozens of vehicles into the water and killing at least four people, the Associated Press reported.

August 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Xata’s 3Q Loss Widens; Revenue Rises 7.2%

Transportation software firm Xata Corp. said Thursday it lost $875,000 or 21 cents a share in its fiscal third quarter, compared with a loss of $559 million or 9 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Patriot Transportation’s 3Q Income Rises

Patriot Transportation Holding’s fiscal third-quarter net income jumped to $2.4 million or 77 cents a share, from $1.8 million or 59 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Slips in July

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index fell in July, ISM said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
August 1, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Company Wins FMCSA Contract to Help Truckers Find Parking

Foster-Miller Inc. said Tuesday it was awarded a $396,000 contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to develop an automated system to help long-haul truckers find available parking.

Transport Topics
August 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

After 8 Years, Va. ‘Mixing Bowl’ Construction Finishes

After eight years of construction, work on the $676 million Springfield interchange in Northern Virginia, site of one of the East Coast’s worst bottlenecks, is complete.

July 31, 2007

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