Government
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Pact

Teamsters union members voted 2-to-1 to ratify a new five-year National Master Freight Agreement with major less-than-truckload carriers that trucking industry executives said gives unionized companies new flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions.

February 18, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends HOS Comment Period

TT File Photo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its public commenting period for its interim hours-of-service rule for 30 days.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

PHMSA Issues Hazmat Labeling Rules

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced changes to how carriers handle different types of hazardous materials.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2008
Business, Government

Consumer Confidence Index Plunges to 16-Year Low

U.S. consumer confidence fell this month, reaching a 16-year low, according to the Reuters/University of Michigan monthly consumer sentiment index, released Friday.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2008
Business, Government

New York State Manufacturing Index Contracts

Manufacturing growth in New York state contracted in February, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2008
Business, Government

January Import Prices Rise 1.7%

The price of goods imported to the United States rose 1.7% in January, the Labor Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2008
Business, Government

N.J. Tolls Plan Could Cut Trucking, Warehouse Business

Trucking companies and warehouses in New Jersey that are bracing for higher tolls may exit the state altogether to avoid what could be 800% increases in toll costs by 2020, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2008
Government

Trade Gap Narrows in December

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in December by 6.9%, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews to Close Monday for Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Feb. 17, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Freight Index Drops

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for December fell 0.1% from a year earlier, DOT said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2008

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