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Editorial: Testing Longer, Heavier Trucks

The new chairman of the pivotal House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. James Oberstar, said he would support a pilot program to test the effects that raising truck size and weight limits would have on the nation’s highways.

February 28, 2007
Business, Government

New Home Sales Plunge 16.6% in Biggest Drop Since ’94

New home sales fell in January by 16.6%, the biggest drop since 1994, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

February 28, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 22 - Feb. 28

U.S. Delays Border Inspection Fees • Charleston Port Sets New Security System • Oshkosh Wins $878 Million Army Contract • Survey Highlights Traffic Congestion Concern

February 28, 2007
Business, Government

Fourth-Quarter GDP Revised Downward to 2.2%

The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 2.2% in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, in lowering its earlier estimate of 3.5%.

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Transportation Stocks Take Hit in Market Tumble

Transportation stocks, including airlines, trucking companies and railroads, were among the hardest hit in Tuesday’s stock market tumble, the Associated Press reported.

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Oberstar Suggests Size Test

WASHINGTON — Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), a key transportation legislator and a longtime opponent of increasing truck sizes and weights, told Transport Topics he would now support a pilot study of larger vehicles on U.S. highways.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Autonomous

Trucking: Don’t Include CBs in Laws Banning Cellphones

Trucking executives said efforts to ban the use of cellular phones from the nation’s highways would receive industry support as long as state laws do not also ban two-way radios and satellite communication devices.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limiters

On Oct. 20, American Trucking Associations, in conjunction with “Road Safe America,” a group of nine trucking companies, submitted a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

February 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

FedEx to Upgrade Retirement Plans for Most Employees

FedEx Corp. said Tuesday it has set new measures aimed at modernizing the retirement plans for most of its employees, including enhancing its 401(k) plans.

February 27, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Diesel Fuel Shortage Reported in Ontario

The Ontario Trucking Association said Tuesday that an apparent diesel fuel shortage in the province was causing concern to truckers.

February 27, 2007

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