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Personal Spending Rises 0.4%

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

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.

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.

August 30, 2007
Government

Second-Quarter GDP Grows at 4%

The economy expanded at a 4% annual rate in the second quarter, up from a previous report, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

August 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Transport Topics Online to Close Monday for Labor Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Sept. 2, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

August 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Top Drivers Emphasize Safety as NTDC Begins in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Some of the nation’s best truck drivers arrived here last week ahead of the 70th annual National Truck Driving Championships to discuss the importance of safety on the nation’s highways and to express their sympathies as the city recovers from the deadly bridge collapse earlier this month.

August 29, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: Continuing HOS Worries

The worst part of the seemingly never-ending saga of the attempt to bring the antiquated hours-of-service rules somewhere close to the realities of 21st century trucking is the uncertainty brought on by the current game of legislative and judicial ping-pong being played in slow motion.

August 29, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Mass. Considering Tolls, Rush-Hour Fees, Paper Says

Massachusetts may put tolls on Interstate 93 and toll other state highways during peak travel times, the Boston Herald reported Wednesday.

August 29, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

NHTSA to Issue Side Air Bag Rule

Federal officials next month are set to unveil a requirement that automakers install side air bags by the early part of the next decade, the Detroit News reported.

August 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

July Truck Tonnage Falls 3.7%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ July for-hire truck tonnage index fell 3.7% from the same month a year ago but saw the first month-to-month increase since March, ATA said Monday.

August 28, 2007

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