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N.J. Port Trucking Group Backs Toll, Tax Hikes

A group that represents truckers at the Port of New York/New Jersey is backing a proposal to raise tolls and the gasoline tax in the state, the Associated Press reported.

May 23, 2008
Business, Safety, Government to Close for Memorial Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Please check back on Tuesday, May 26, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA Urges Congressional Action on Drug, Alcohol Testing

American Trucking Associations Wednesday called on Congress to help the trucking industry to improve highway safety by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation’s 3.4 million truck drivers.

May 21, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

UPS Moving Asia Air Hub to China

UPS Inc. said Wednesday it is moving its primary intra-Asia air hub to southern China, from the Philippines, to save money and reduce transit times across Asia.

May 21, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Military Showing Interest in Alternate Fuels, Journal Says

The U.S. military, which is the country’s largest single consumer, is engaged in an aggressive plan of alternative fuels development and testing, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

May 21, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Complex Engines, Soaring Fuel Prices, 55-mph Speed Limit

The article concerning increasingly complex diesel engines theoretically can be translated directly into increased revenue for dealership maintenance shops, but there are a lot of “ifs” and “buts” surrounding these statements.

May 21, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Jevic Files for Bankruptcy Following Closure Notice

A day after it announced it would fold its business operations, Jevic Transportation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Bloomberg reported.

May 20, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Pa. Trucking Group Voices Concerns on Turnpike Lease

The head of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association said a plan backed by Gov. Ed Rendell (D) to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 75 years “does not meet the needs of the transportation community at large.”

May 20, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government

Schneider to Expand Regional Service

Schneider National

Truckload carrier Schneider National said Tuesday it will expand a regional service it started in Western states earlier this year over the next few years, with its most immediate expansion plans including Texas and the Southeast.

May 20, 2008
Government, Business

House Passes Bill Allowing OPEC Suit

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow Justice to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and setting prices, but the White House threatened a veto, Reuters reported.

May 20, 2008