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DHS ’07 Security Grants Include More Port Security Funding

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it will grant $445 million for fiscal year 2007 to protect critical infrastructure, including ports and transit systems.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 4 - Jan. 10

Highway Watch Report Leads to Arrest • McMurray Named FMCSA’s Chief Safety Officer • Mass. Trucking Company Files Complaint Against FMCSA • Survey Cites Drivers’ HOS Compliance Concerns • And more...

January 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA to Propose Electronic Onboard Recorder Rule Thursday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late Tuesday that it will announce a proposed rule regarding electronic on-board recorders for commercial trucks and buses on Thursday morning.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Crude Oil Closes at 19-Month Low, at $54.02 a Barrel

Crude oil futures hit a 19-month low price, closing at $54.02 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday following a Department of Energy report showing strong heating-oil inventories, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

ATRI Issues Final Request for HOS Sleeper-Berth Data

The American Transportation Research Institute issued a final call Tuesday for motor carrier safety data to measure the effects of the federal hours-of-service rule’s split sleeper-berth provisions.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

YRC Folding USF Bestway Unit Into USF Reddaway

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Regional Transportation said late Monday that its USF Bestway and USF Reddaway units will consolidate into one organization under the USF Reddaway brand.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Average Price Drops 4.3 Cents to $2.537 a Gallon

The average retail price of diesel fuel dropped 4.3 cents to $2.537 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Monday.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Wachovia Upgrades Trucking Sector

Wachovia Capital Markets upgraded the U.S. trucking sector to “market weight” from “underweight,” citing opportunities for investors to be more constructive ahead of the next upturn, Reuters reported.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

CDL Fraud Probe Targets False Addresses

Several people who obtained commercial driver’s licenses from a southern Missouri trucking school gave false home addresses, and state officials acknowledge they currently have no way to stop the practice, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 9, 2007
Business

UPS Names David Abney Chief Operating Officer

UPS Inc. late Monday said it promoted David Abney to chief operating officer and Alan Gershenhorn to replace Abney as president of UPS International.

Transport Topics
January 8, 2007

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