Safety
Government, Business, Safety

Ontario to Introduce Legislation on Speed Limiters

The Ontario government will introduce legislation this fall to adopt a proposal put forward by the Ontario Trucking Association almost two years ago to make 65-mph speed limiters on trucks mandatory, OTA said last week.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Business, Safety

Editorial: Endings and New Beginnings

This week’s issue of Transport Topics is the last one that will be produced at 2200 Mill Road in Alexandria, Va., the headquarters of American Trucking Associations, our owner, for almost 24 years.

July 9, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Port of Oakland to Launch GPS Tracking System

Trucking companies, owner-operators and shippers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., and Oakland’s World Trade Center will be able to track freight using Global Positioning System technology starting in about six months.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Industry’s Largest Carrier Turns 100

Order a T-shirt from Jockey online or send your Toshiba laptop for repair, and your new shirt probably will arrive the next day, your repaired computer within the week. Both likely will come from Worldport, UPS Inc.’s 4 million-square-foot international air hub in Louisville, Ky.

July 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Caltrans to Set Highway Project Approvals

Susan Goldman/Bloomberg News

California has become the first of five eligible states under a new federal transportation law to participate in a pilot program allowing the state’s Transportation Department to take the lead from the Federal Highway Administration for environmental approvals on transportation projects.

Transport Topics
July 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews to Close Friday for July 4 Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed Friday for the July 4 holiday. Please check back on Monday, July 7, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

July 3, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

CVSA Releases Roadcheck Results

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released results from its Roadcheck 2007 truck safety inspection program held last month, citing higher levels of hours of service violations but improvements in safety belt use among drivers.

Transport Topics
July 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Letters to the Editor: Hours of Service, Hypermiling, EOBRs

The critics of a nonsynchronized hours-of-service application tend to be somewhat too closely affiliated with the providers of onboard solutions.

July 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Rises in June

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index rose at the fastest pace in 14 months, ISM said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 2, 2007
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

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