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Trucking, Safety Officers’ Group Join Forces Against Coalition Over Criticism of FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Trucking and law enforcement groups said a recent report claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has failed to ensure trucking safety was unproductive and poorly researched.The report, released March 12 by the Truck Safety Coalition, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safet

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Government

The Waggoners Settles Suit Involving Software Usage

The Waggoners Trucking, a vehicle hauler based in Billings, Mont., said it paid $300,000 to a group that protects software copyrights to settle claims it used unlicensed copies of several popular applications.The Business Software Alliance said it received a complaint alleging The Waggoners had unli

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Dedicated Transport Buys Florida Carrier

Dedicated Transport, a private trucking company based in Cleveland, said it bought Baker’s Transport Service of Lakeland, Fla. Terms were not released.

March 16, 2007
Business

Industrial Production Jumps 1% in February

U.S. industrial production rose a full 1% in February, the most since November 2005, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.

March 16, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

March Consumer Sentiment Index Declines

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month following fuel price increases and a hitch in the stock market, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

March 16, 2007
Business, Logistics

Wabash Reports Dip in 1Q Trailer Production

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. said Friday its first-quarter sales will drop by about 1,000 units from the previous first quarter to about 10,800 trailers.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government

February Consumer Price Index Rises 0.4%

Consumer prices rose 0.4% in February, the Labor Department said Friday.

March 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: A Fuel-Price Gusher

A funny thing happened just as some fleets were discussing reducing their fuel surcharges: Prices went flying again. Since Jan. 26, after five straight weekly increases, the average retail price of diesel is $2.626 a gallon, and climbing.

March 16, 2007
Business

Meridian IQ Names John Carr President of Americas and Europe

YRC Worldwide subsidiary Meridian IQ said Thursday it named John Carr to the newly created position of president of the Americas and Europe regions.

March 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Continues to Climb, Rising 8.9% for Week

Rail intermodal traffic rose 8.9% last week but carload traffic fell 0.9% as overall volume reached its highest level this year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

March 15, 2007

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