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Opinion: It’s Time to Reinvent Transportation

The consolidation trend in the truck transportation industry has been in progress for several years but, over the past five years, has accelerated rapidly.

August 7, 2008
Business

Con-way Sets Multimodal Unit To Expand Truck Brokerage

Con-way Inc.

Con-way, Inc. said it has formed a multimodal unit to focus on expanding truck brokerage and offer a broader range of services to its customers.

August 7, 2008
Business, Safety

Navistar, American LaFrance Set Vocational Truck Venture

Navistar International Corp.

Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. said it will jointly develop and build cabover vocational trucks with American LaFrance LLC.

August 7, 2008
Business

Jobless Claims Reach Six-Year High

Initial jobless claims rose last week to the highest level in six years, the Labor Department said Thursday.

August 7, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System

Ryder System said late Wednesday it will acquire Philadelphia-based Gordon Truck Leasing. Terms were not disclosed.

August 7, 2008
Business

Express-1 Reports Higher 2Q Earnings

Express-1 Expedited Solutions said Thursday its second-quarter earnings rose to $774,000, or 3 cents a share, from $754,000, or 2 cents, a year ago.

August 7, 2008
Business

Postal Service Reports $1.1 Billion 3Q Loss

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The U.S. Postal Service Wednesday reported a third-quarter loss of $1.1 billion, citing the ongoing U.S. economic slowdown.

August 6, 2008
Business, Logistics

Contrans’ Second-Quarter Income Improves

Canadian firm Contrans Income Fund’s second-quarter income rose compared with a year ago, due largely to a big income tax charge in the previous second quarter.

August 6, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Oberstar Blasts FMCSA for Slow Pace on Drivers’ Medical Certifications

WASHINGTON — On the heels of a report criticizing the federal government’s efforts to ensure that truck drivers are medically qualified, the House transportation committee’s chairman blasted the top truck safety agency for not living up to its mission and for dragging its feet on the health issue.

August 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Op-Ed Responses, No to Bigger Trucks, Highway Funding, Slow-Pay Blues, Saving on Fuel

In an injury crash, a drug and alcohol test is required only if the driver receives a citation and the injury is treated immediately, away from the scene of the accident.

August 6, 2008

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