Safety
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: A Fuel-Price Gusher

A funny thing happened just as some fleets were discussing reducing their fuel surcharges: Prices went flying again. Since Jan. 26, after five straight weekly increases, the average retail price of diesel is $2.626 a gallon, and climbing.

March 16, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Continues to Climb, Rising 8.9% for Week

Rail intermodal traffic rose 8.9% last week but carload traffic fell 0.9% as overall volume reached its highest level this year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

January Transportation Services Index Declines 0.6%

The U.S. Transportation Department’s transportation services index fell 0.6% in January following a one-month increase in December, DOT said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
March 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

North American Surface Trade Jumps 8.9% in 2006

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 8.9% last year over 2005 levels, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limits, Opening the Border

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. There is a lot more traffic and a lot more going on behind the wheel other than turning it, with cellphones, Global Positioning System and onboard computers.

March 14, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Security & Safety Briefs — March 8 - March 14

FMCSA Names Safety Committees • Highway Watch Debuts Online Training • Insurance Co. Not Liable in Conn. Crash

March 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Sen. Murray Criticizes DOT Over Mexican Truck Plan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), author of the rules Congress set for opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks, told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters she suspected the agency may be stacking the deck in its recently announced pilot program.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Interest Groups Fault FMCSA on Truck Safety

A coalition of trucking safety groups issued a report this week giving poor grades to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for failing to do enough to reduce large truck-related fatalities.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Public Citizen Sues FMCSA Over Mexican Truck Plan

Safety-watchdog group Public Citizen said Tuesday it sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on behalf of a highway safety organization to compel the agency to release information about recent decision to allow Mexican trucks onto U.S. highways.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Interpool Reports Higher Profit for 2006

Interpool Inc., a maker of shipping containers and chassis for intermodal container transportation, reported its 2006 net income rose, in part due to the sale of its container operating lease fleet.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2007

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