Government
Business, Government, Safety

iTECH: Volvo Sentry ‘Integrates’ Actual Human Response

In a time when a computer is more likely to answer a business phone than a live human being, getting a call from a breathing, thinking person at 2 a.m. telling you that your Volvo is showing some unusually serious departures from its normal coolant temperature has to qualify as unique

September 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

STB to Probe Rail Competition

The Surface Transportation Board said it will conduct a sweeping analysis of competition in the U.S. railroad industry, after a new government report raised suspicion that some rail freight rates in selected markets might not be justified or reasonable.

September 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
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

States to Begin Collecting Fees Under New System

FMCSA has cleared the way for states to begin collecting registration fees under the new Unified Carrier Registration system, effectively bringing the curtain down on the widely disliked Single State Registration System.

September 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Files Hours-of-Service Petition

TT File Photo

American Trucking Associations submitted a petition Friday asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to retain the 11-hour daily driving limit and 34-hour restart provisions of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2007
Government

Factory Orders Jump 3.7%, Commerce Says

U.S. factory orders jumped 3.7% in July, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Improves

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region saw a modest gain in August, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Sentiment Index Drops in August

U.S. consumer confidence fell to a one-year low this month, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2007
Government, Business

Personal Spending Rises 0.4%

Consumer personal spending rose 0.4% in July, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

NAFTA Trade Gains 5.2%; Truck Trade Dips

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 3.9% higher in June than a year earlier, though truck trade declined, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Groups Sue to Block Mexican-Trucks Plan

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

Five groups filed suit Wednesday in attempt to block a Department of Transportation pilot program set to allow some Mexican trucks full access to U.S. roads.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2007

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