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Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.

Business, Safety, Government

Con-way Lowers Fourth-Quarter Guidance

Transportation firm Con-way Inc. late Wednesday lowered its fourth-quarter 2006 earnings guidance due to a projected tonnage decline.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007

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RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns and LiveOnWeb programs. Episode 1 of our Season Intersession of RoadSigns, "How Does Congress Say Trucking," is now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
October 22, 2018
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TransForce Completes Acqusition of Trucking Firm Westfreight

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Thursday it completed its acquisition of Westfreight Systems and Westfreight Holdings (U.S.A.). Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment

Goodyear to End Tire Production at Quebec Plant

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Thursday it will end tire production at its facility in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada, and convert the facility to a mixing plant.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

DHS Issues ‘TWIC’ Credentialing Rule for Port Workers

The Department of Homeland Security Wednesday issued its final rule under its Transportation Worker Identification Credential program for port security.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Falls in December

The economy’s service sector growth rate fell in December following two increases, the Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Government

Factory Orders Rise 0.9% in November

Factory orders rose 0.9% in November, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Rebounds from Contraction

The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its manufacturing index for December rose to 51.4 from a 49.5 reading, which had been the first contraction in more than three years.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

EGL’s CEO Offers to Take Company Private in $1.2 Bln. Buyout

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer James Crane and an investment firm offered to take the company private in a $1.2 billion buyout, the company said.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

HOS Rules in Canada Took Effect This Week

New Canadian hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers took effect Monday, but officials said it was not clear when most provinces would adopt and enforce them.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: 68 Miles Per Hour (Continued)

It looks like the only way the big companies can save face with shippers and receivers is to force smaller companies like us to downgrade our services to match their dysfunctional programs.

January 3, 2007

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