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ATA to Launch Driver Recruitment Web Site Friday

American Trucking Associations will launch its driver recruitment Web site, GetTrucking.com, Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Petitions FMCSA for Employer Notification

American Trucking Associations has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week seeking amendments to rules regarding employer notification and drivers.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Vitran’s 4Q Income Flat; Company Reports Record Year

Toronto-based transportation and logistics firm Vitran Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit was $5 million or 37 cents a share, compared with $5 million or 39 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s Fourth-Quarter Income Rises; Revenue Dips

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s fourth-quarter net income rose to $21.5 million or 57 cents a share, from $20.4 million or 54 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

P.A.M. Reports Flat 4Q; Income, Revenue Rise for Year

Truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services said Wednesday it earned $4.3 million or 41 cents a share for the fourth quarter, the same as its previous fourth quarter earnings.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Company Withdraws from $1.2 Billion Buyout Plan of EGL

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc. said Wednesday that the private firm set to buy the bulk of EGL’s stock and take the company private pulled out of the $1.2 billion deal, citing concerns about EGL’s impending 2006 earnings report.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Truckers Seen Supportive of SoCal Ports’ OffPeak Program

A growing number of truckers report higher earnings since the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles instituted their OffPeak program July 2005, the program’s sponsors said.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Fourth-Quarter Productivity Rises 3%

U.S. productivity rose 3% in the fourth quarter, following a 0.1% decline in the third quarter, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Some Electronic Onboard Recorder Makers Applaud Mandate

Manufacturers of electronic onboard recorders had differing views of the federal government’s proposal to require recorders for some motor carriers, with some saying the government was treating EOBRs punitively and others hailing the move as an important safety development.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Bush Proposes Boost in DOT Spending for FY ’08

President Bush’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2008 asks Congress for a 10% increase in transportation spending to $63.7 billion, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007

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