Safety
Business, Safety, Government

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 25 - Jan. 31

TSA Awards TWIC Contract to Lockheed Martin • Canada Passes Border Security Bill • Railroads to Get More Safety Scrutiny • EU Customs Chief Criticizes Cargo-Screening Measure

January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Japan’s Hino Motors’ Fiscal Third-Quarter Profit Falls 45%

Hino Motors Ltd., Japan’s largest maker of heavy-duty trucks, saw its fiscal third-quarter profit drop 45% as the company spent more to develop new models and expand production, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Shippers Back Increasing Weight Limit for Trucks

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. WASHINGTON — Shippers would like to see a switch to larger trucks, and U.S. safety inspectors monitoring size-and-weight rules could have more technology at their disposal in the coming years, according to a Transportation Research Board panel discussion here.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

STB Ruling Hits Rail Fuel-Surcharge Practices

The Surface Transportation Board ruled that freight railroads not calculate their fuel surcharges as a percentage of their base rates.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

C.H. Robinson’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Income Show Gains

Transportation and logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide's 2006 net income rose to $266.9 million or $1.53 a share, up from $203.4 million or $1.16 in 2005.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Con-way’s 4Q Income Improves on Vector Sale

Transportation firm Con-way Inc. earned $82.4 million or $1.66 a share in the fourth quarter, up from $49.9 million or 90 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Performance Transportation Services Emerges From Chapter 11

Automobile carrier Performance Transportation Services said late Monday it emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Quality Distribution Lowers Fourth-Quarter Forecast

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution lowered its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2006, due to lower seasonal demand.

Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW President Says Slowdown Not Expected for ’07 Sales

The president of trucking software provider TMW Systems said he does not expect a slowdown in sales this year, even as some trucking companies face a downturn in demand for freight-hauling services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
January 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

E&MU: Coping With ’07 Emission Systems

The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2007

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