Safety
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

DOT, California at Odds Over Emissions Plan

The U.S. Transportation Department believes that California’s plan to enact a program to cut global-warming emissions from vehicles is a state-level fuel-economy rule, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
July 2, 2007
Business, Safety

Editorial: Improving SafeStat, Again

The votes are in, and it’s clear that while federal referees believe that the SafeStat carrier-safety scoring program has been improved in recent times, they agree that it’s not yet ready for prime time.

July 2, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Sluggish ’07 Sales Push Prices Down

Despite discounts and incentives on new trucks that have narrowed the price gap between them and previous versions, dealers say that few of the models with 2007 engines are selling.

July 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Inspector General Urges More SafeStat Improvements

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety rating system has been improved but is still not ready to return to public view, said the Department of Transportation’s inspector general.

July 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Nafta Surface Trade Jumps 5.3%

Ambassador Bridge — TT File Photo

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 5.3% higher in April than a year earlier, the biggest year-to-year increase since August 2006, the Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
June 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Logistics, Safety

DHL Buys Stake in Polar Air

Package delivery firm DHL said Thursday it acquired a 49% stake Polar Air Cargo Express, a unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, to expand its business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Transport Topics
June 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FedEx Expands China Service

FedEx Express said Thursday it has made its next-business-day service available to customers throughout China.

Transport Topics
June 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

May Truck Tonnage Drops 3.6%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ advanced for-hire truck tonnage index for May fell to a six-month low and was down 3.6% from a year ago, ATA said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
June 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

L.A. Truckers Run Convoy to Back Ports’ Emissions Plan

A convoy of 100 diesel trucks motored slowly along the Harbor Freeway from South Los Angeles to the Port of Long Beach Wednesday as part of a push for cleaner air and better working conditions for drivers, television station KTLA reported on its Web site.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

May Truck Tonnage Drops 3.6%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ advanced for-hire truck tonnage index for May fell to a six-month low and was down 3.6% from a year ago, ATA said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007

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