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N.J. Motor Truck Assn. Puts Up Link to Help Displaced Jevic Drivers

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association has put a large banner link on its Web site to help the approximately 1,000 truck drivers who were let go from Jevic Transportation this week find work.

May 23, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

UAW Approves American Axle Contract

Auto parts supplier American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings said Friday it expects production to resume next week after union workers overwhelmingly approved a new contract that contains steep pay cuts and other concessions, the Associated Press reported.

May 23, 2008
Business, Logistics

Existing Home Sales Fall 1% in April

Existing homes sales fell 1% in April, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.

May 23, 2008
Business, Government

N.J. Port Trucking Group Backs Toll, Tax Hikes

A group that represents truckers at the Port of New York/New Jersey is backing a proposal to raise tolls and the gasoline tax in the state, the Associated Press reported.

May 23, 2008
Business

Navistar Suspending Production at Pickup-Engine Plant

Navistar International Corp. said it is suspending production at its Indianapolis engine plant beginning starting Friday for at least eight weeks because of Ford Motor Co.’s cutback in pickup truck production.

May 23, 2008
Business, Safety

Memorial Day Weekend Travel to Drop, AAA Says

The number of Americans traveling by automobile more than 50 miles will fall by 1% Memorial Day weekend, the first such drop in six years, the motorist group AAA said.

May 22, 2008
Business

Hurricane Forecast Predicts Up to 9 Storms

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season may be more active than usual, with as many as nine storms, which could include five major hurricanes, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Falls 1.1%

Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Rail intermodal traffic fell 1.1% for the week ended Saturday compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close for Memorial Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Please check back on Tuesday, May 26, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety

Ford Plans North American Production Cuts

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will cut North American vehicle production for the rest of this year and that it expects to break even next year, delaying a previous profit target, Bloomberg reported.

May 22, 2008

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