Safety
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Falling Freight Gives Shippers Leverage

A loosening of the tight capacity for freight hauling now makes the fuel-surcharge programs — upon which motor carriers depend to insulate them from fuel price spikes — vulnerable to demands for change by shippers.

April 2, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Parts of D.C. Beltway to Close Friday Night for Construction

Several parts of the Capital Beltway, Interstate 95/495 near Washington, D.C., will be closed temporarily this weekend due to scheduled work, the Maryland State Highway Administration said.

Transport Topics
April 1, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal, Rail Carload Traffic Decline for Week

Rail intermodal traffic fell 4.7% last week compared with the same week last year, while rail carloads fell 2.7%, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 29, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety

Companies Turn to Tracking Technology for Cargo Security

 

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims, Lawyers Say

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Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

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March 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Ambassador Bridge Plans to Be Reviewed by Michigan DOT

The owner of the bridge that connects Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, has applied for $1 billion in U.S. bonds to help pay for a new twin span, and the state agency that will help make that decision is a chief competitor in building a new bridge, the Detroit News reported.

Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs

Con-way Exec Named to FMCSA Safety Committee • Ford Recalls Medium-Duty Trucks • Ontario Trucking Sets Plan to Recover Stolen Cargo

March 28, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Companies Use Tracking Technology for Electronic Cargo Security

Many manufacturers provide trucking companies with products that use Global Positioning System satellites to help manage their logistics more seamlessly, but have now found an additional use for the technology.

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims

NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007

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