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Celadon’s Fiscal Second-Quarter Earnings Rise

Truckload carrier Celadon Group said late Wednesday it earned $6.1 million or 26 cents a share in its fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31, up from $4.8 million or 21 cents in the same quarter a year earlier.

January 24, 2007
Business, Government

Arkansas Best Corp.’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Income Decline

Arkansas Best Corp.’s fourth-quarter net income fell to $14.2 million or 56 cents a share, from $30.2 million or $1.20 a year earlier, the company said Wednesday.

January 24, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

President Pushes Ethanol, Biodiesel in State of Union Address

President Bush outlined an energy plan Tuesday that would boost the use of alternate fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, and would seek a 20% reduction in gasoline use in the next 10 years, news services reported.

January 24, 2007
Business, Logistics

Norfolk Southern’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Rise

Eastern freight railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 6%, as record revenue from coal shipments offset declines in intermodal shipments.

January 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Canadian National Reports Higher 4Q Income, Boosts Dividend

Canadian freight railroad Canadian National Railway Co. reported its fourth-quarter net income rose 16% to C$499 million, with earnings-per-share rising to 95 cents.

January 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Critics Call Onboard Recorder Proposal Ineffective

The Transportation Department’s recent proposal to use electronic onboard recorders to monitor driver hours is “weak” and ineffective, safety advocacy groups said last week, while some trucking industry organizations applauded the plan.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letter to the Editor: HOS Problems (Continued)

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. The problem is not with the “black box,” it’s with the 14-hour rule. We are not children, we are professionals. So why doesn’t anyone understand the problem? We are always up against the wall when it comes to hours of service.

January 24, 2007

Opinion: Where Are All the ‘Smart’ Trailers?

I may be missing something, but it seems to me that the U.S. motor carrier industry is lagging behind the vessel industry’s container security accomplishments to the point that it could threaten this nation’s security.

January 24, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 18 - Jan. 24

Driver Gets Life in Smuggling Deaths • New Passport Rule Takes Effect • Okla. Study Cites Cellphone Accident Hazards • N.D. Lawmaker Wants 40-Mph Minimum on Interstates

January 24, 2007
Business, Autonomous

USA Truck Promotes Jerry Orler to Chief Executive Officer

USA Truck Wednesday announced the promotion of Jerry Orler to chief executive officer.

January 24, 2007