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Sen. Clinton Seeks Rail-Safety Upgrades

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has urged Congress to tighten U.S. rail-safety rules, citing CSX Corp. derailments and other accidents in her state since December, Bloomberg reported.

Clinton made her remarks at a Senate transportation subcommittee hearing on rail safety.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Rises 3¢ to $2.803; Gas Jumps to Another Record

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Diesel fuel’s national average price climbed 3 cents to $2.803 a gallon and gasoline continued to soar, setting an all-time record for the second straight week with an 11.5-cent spike to $3.218, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007
Government, Business

Pacer, Trailer Bridge Set New Service

Pacer Stacktrain and Trailer Bridge Inc. said Tuesday they have partnered to move 53-foot containers on an integrated, intermodal basis between the United States and Puerto Rico.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007
Government, Business

FMCSA’s Hill Takes Questions in TT Chat Session

TT File Photo

John Hill, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, took questions Tuesday from Transport Topics readers in a 90-minute online chat session.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

McLeod Updates Software Package

McLeod Software, said Thursday it added several features to its LoadMaster transportation management package.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Pa. Trucking Firm Helps Buy Air Monitor

Transport Topics
May 21, 2007
Government

Gas Average Jumps to $3.18

Gasoline prices rose another 11 cents in the past two weeks to reach $3.18 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in April

Sales of new Class 8 trucks plunged 45% in April, compared with a year earlier, the most severe decline in six years.

May 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Fleets Offer Expanded Storage Options

With demand for freight-hauling services relatively slack, some trucking companies are branching out beyond logistics to offer more warehousing services.

May 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

House Limits Plan Granting Mexican Trucks Access

The House voted last week to impose more restrictions on the DOT’s plans to grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways, in a move aimed at significantly slowing a proposed pilot program.

May 21, 2007

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