Government
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA Sends HOS Proposal to White House for Review

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it sent its revised hours-of-service rule to the White House for review last week and Administrator John Hill said he expected to announce details shortly.

December 3, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Climbs 3.4¢ to $3.444

The national average price of diesel pushed past a record level for the third time in four weeks, rising 3.4 cents a gallon to $3.444, the Department of Energy reported.

December 3, 2007
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
Business, Safety, Government

Trucking to Remain Dominant Freight Mode

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

Trucking will continue to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States over the next 10 years, according to a new report by American Trucking Associations.

Transport Topics
November 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Nafta Surface Trade Gains 5.5%

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico rose 5.5% in September from a year earlier, the Transportation Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Calif. Court Rules Against FedEx in Drivers’ Case

The California Supreme Court rejected a bid by FedEx Corp. to reverse a verdict making its independent contractor drivers full-time employees, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2007
Government

Third-Quarter GDP Is Highest in Four Years

The U.S. economy expanded at a 4.9 % annual growth rate in the third quarter — the most in four years and 1% more than originally reported, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

October Truck Tonnage Falls 1.5%

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

October truck tonnage fell 1.5% from a year ago, according to American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Trucking Industry at Odds With Maine Tobacco Law

The trucking industry, supported by the federal government, is warning that a Maine law on tobacco sales could lead to conflicting state regulations that Congress meant to pre-empt when it deregulated motor transportation, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2007
Fuel, Government

Loggers Planning Diesel Protest in Washington

Independent logging truckers from Maine may drive their rigs to Washington to protest high diesel fuel prices, the Bangor (Maine) Daily News reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2007
Government, Business

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Cites Slower Economic Growth

Overall economic activity expanded from October into mid-November, but the pace of growth slowed since a previous period, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
November 28, 2007

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