Government
Business, Government

New Home Sales Drop for 2007 Is Lowest on Record

New home sales fell 4.7% in December, capping the biggest annual decline on record, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
January 28, 2008
Business, Government

Trucking Hopeful for Gains

Congress, President Bush and the Federal Reserve agreed last week to several dramatic moves aimed at stimulating the U.S. economy, and trucking industry officials said they hoped the actions would boost the fortunes of freight haulers.

January 28, 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
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Johnson Refrigerated Develops System for Automatic Defrost on Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies said that it has developed an automatic defrost option for its fiberglass truck bodies that is “100% automatic, requires zero man-hours [and] no water.”

Transport Topics
January 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Court Rejects Hours of Service Challenge

A federal court rejected a request that it overturn the driver hours-of-service rule retaining controversial longer driving times that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued last month.

January 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Average Falls 5.6¢ to $3.27

The U.S. national average retail diesel fuel price fell 5.6 cents a gallon last week to $3.27, while gasoline dipped 5.1 cents to $3.017, the Department of Energy said.

January 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 2.8¢ to $2.268

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price fell 2.8 cents to $2.268 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

December Truck Tonnage Rises 1.4%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Truck tonnage in December rose 1.4% from a year ago, American Trucking Associations said in its seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index.

Transport Topics
January 25, 2008
Business, Government

Arkansas Best’s 4Q Profit Dips

Arkansas Best Corp. said Friday its fourth-quarter profit declined to $13.5 million, or 54 cents a share, from $14.2 million, or 56 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
January 25, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Florida Banning Trucks from Left Lane of Turnpike Stretch

Florida officials are banning trucks from the left lane of a 40-mile stretch of the Florida Turnpike in South Florida starting Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Transport Topics
January 25, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Court Rebuffs Public Citizen on HOS Rule

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A federal court has rejected a request by several advocacy groups, led by Public Citizen, seeking to overturn the interim hours-of-service rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last month.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2008

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