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Editorial: Truck-Only Lanes

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. The nation’s top truck safety official has come down squarely as a supporter of truck-only lanes, while the head of the Federal Highway Administration says they might be a good answer to easing road congestion.

July 18, 2007
Government, Business

UPS, Teamsters Suspend Talks

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. and the Teamsters union said they have temporarily suspended contract talks, citing differences on pensions and benefits.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business

Interpool Shareholders Approve Buyout

Interpool Inc. said Wednesday that its stockholders voted to approve the company’s previously announced acquisition by private-equity firm Chariot Acquisition Holding LLC.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Signs Transportation Measure

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed. Rendell (D) signed a bill into law Wednesday to put nearly $1 billion on average in annual funding for the state’s roads, bridges and public transit systems.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business, Logistics

CSX’s Second-Quarter Earnings Dip

Eastern freight rail line CSX Corp.’s second-quarter earnings fell almost 17% from a year earlier, the railroad said.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business, Government

June Consumer Price Index Rises 0.2%

The consumer price index rose 0.2% in June, the smallest gain in five months, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business, Government

Housing Starts Climb 2.3%

Housing starts rose 2.3% last month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Railroads, Unions Reach Tentative Pact

TT File Photo

Major U.S. freight railroads reached tentative agreements Tuesday with five rail labor unions representing about 30,000 unionized employees, the National Carriers' Conference Committee said.

Transport Topics
July 18, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Groups Back Tax Breaks for Onboard Power Units

American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance Tuesday urged state and provincial governments to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage truckers to use truck idling reduction technology.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2007
Business

Union Clerks in Talks at SoCal Ports

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Union clerks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach who are negotiating a new contract have not reached an agreement with shipping lines and terminal operators but have not set a strike deadline, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2007

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