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Celadon Gets Top Score in EPA SmartWay Program

Truckload carrier Celadon Trucking Services said it earned the top score awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for freight carriers that participating in EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Transport Topics
April 8, 2008
Business, Safety

Quality Distribution Alters Liability Coverage

Bulk and tanker carrier Quality Distribution Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., said it purchased an insurance policy to cover all accident liability claims between $2 million and $5 million.

Transport Topics
April 7, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Safety

ISM Contraction May Indicate Trucking Upturn, Analyst Says

Last week’s Institute of Supply Management report that showed continued contraction may actually be good for the trucking industry’s outlook, according to an industry analyst, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics

Norfolk Southern to Take 1Q Charge on Accident Settlement

Eastern freight rail line Norfolk Southern Corp. said Monday it will take a first-quarter charge of 2 cents per share, related to settlement of an accident claim.

Transport Topics
April 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: Picking an Engine Technology

As we move closer to the next federal mandate on emissions — which comes into force for 2010-model heavy-duty trucks — proponents of the two competing technologies are beginning to publicly argue over the superiority of their choices.

April 7, 2008
Government, Business, Logistics

BNSF Idles Freight Cars Due to Downturn

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Freight railroad BNSF Railway Co. is parking miles of rail cars in some parts of the country because there is not enough freight to keep them moving, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Transport Topics
April 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Volvo Says Engines Can Meet Idling Rule

Volvo Trucks North America said its heavy-duty engines can now be equipped with an option to meet California’s anti-idling restrictions.

Transport Topics
April 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Some Analysts See Recovery as ATA Freight Index Gains

The February increase in truck tonnage that American Trucking Associations reported late last month — the fourth straight rise — may signal better times ahead for truckers and the U.S. economy, several industry analysts and observers said.

April 7, 2008
Business

Suppliers Cite Diversification as Key to Surviving Downturn

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — While many of trucking’s most important suppliers had lackluster sales last year and said they expected more of the same through most of 2008, a few said they were able to weather the double-whammy of 2007’s pre-buy hangover and freight drop-off with revenue from investments in foreign markets less affected by the troubles in North America.

April 7, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Originally Promoted to Cut Truck Idling Emissions, APUs Now Embraced by Fleets to Save on Fuel

Auxiliary power units, initially pushed by federal and state governments to reduce air pollution despite concerns by fleet owners and owner-operators over their initial cost, are attracting more buyers who purchase them for the fuel savings, now that average diesel prices are about $4 a gallon.

April 7, 2008

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