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Editorial: End the Game

It’s more than time for the ping-pong game that has enveloped the years-long drive to revamp the work rules for America’s truck drivers to be over.

January 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Contracts in December

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index contracted in December, ISM said Wednesday.

January 2, 2008
Government, Business

Construction Spending Rises 0.1% in November

Construction spending rose 0.1% in November, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

January 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Seeks Input on Congestion Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation asked private companies and governments to provide information on commercially available technologies that could be used to reduce congestion and improve the safety of the transportation system.

January 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close for New Year’s Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed through Friday for the New Year’s holiday. Please check back on Monday, Jan. 5, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

December 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Final EOBR Rule Will Include Larger Mandate than Original Proposal, FMCSA’s Hill Says

WASHINGTON — John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency’s final electronic onboard-recorders rule would include a larger mandate than the original proposal.

December 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

iTECH: Value of IT Managers Rises at Midsize Fleets

Recent innovations in information technology, such as the ability to harness the power of software applications over the Internet, are changing when and why trucking companies need on-site IT managers.

Susan L. Hodges | Contributing Writer
December 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Truck Tonnage Gains 3.3%

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truck tonnage in November jumped 3.3% from a year ago, according to American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index.

December 28, 2007
Business, Government

New Home Sales Plunge 9% in November

New home sales plunged 9% to a 12-year low last month, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

December 28, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Gains

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region improved this month, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Friday.

December 28, 2007

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