Safety
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Turnover Falls at Large TL Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13% last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucking Would Consider Higher Taxes, Graves Says

The trucking industry is willing to pay higher fuel taxes as long as the money is spent to improve the highway infrastructure, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Former ATA Chairman Vernon Garner Dies at 69

Garner Transportation Group co-founder and former American Trucking Associations Chairman Vernon Eugene Garner died Tuesday, following a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 69.

Transport Topics
March 22, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Decline for Week

Rail intermodal traffic fell 7% last week and carload traffic dipped 1.1% compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

EGL Receives $40 Per-Share Offer From Apollo Management

Just a day after it said it would be sold for $38 a share to a group headed by its chief executive officer, transportation firm EGL Inc. said it had received a competing offer for $40 a share from another investment group.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Hub Group CFO Tom White Leaves Company

Transportation logistics firm Hub Group Inc. said late Tuesday that Chief Financial Officer Tom White resigned has been replaced by Terri Pizzuto, the company's vice president of finance.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — March 15 - March 21

Kentucky Eyes Higher Speed Limits • Penske Has Trained 15,000 Drivers Under Highway Watch Program • Colorado to Spend $1.2 Mln. for Truck ‘Chain-Up’ Spaces

March 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Trucking, Safety Officers’ Group Join Forces Against Coalition Over Criticism of FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Trucking and law enforcement groups said a recent report claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has failed to ensure trucking safety was unproductive and poorly researched.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Recorded Engine Data Can Help Defend Claims

NEW ORLEANS — Sophisticated recording devices built into modern trucks and diesel engines can generate information that plaintiff’s attorneys can use to force fleets and their insurance companies to pay massive settlement claims.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Recorded Engine Data Can Help Defend Claims

NEW ORLEANS — Sophisticated recording devices built into modern trucks and diesel engines can generate information that plaintiff’s attorneys can use to force fleets and their insurance companies to pay massive settlement claims.

March 21, 2007

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