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Third-Quarter GDP Rose at 4.9% Rate

The U.S. economy expanded at a 4.9 % annual growth rate in the third quarter, the most in four years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

December 20, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NMFTA’s Pugh Resigns as Executive Director

Bill Pugh, executive director and general counsel of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, resigned the post he has held for the past six years, NMFTA said.

December 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Testifies in Support of Hours-of-Service Rule

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American Trucking Associations testified Wednesday before a Senate subcommittee in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s hours-of-service rule, but two groups opposing the regulation challenged the agency.

December 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Final Rule on EOBRs Expected in New Year, FMCSA’s Hill Says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish its final rule on electronic onboard recorders during 2008, Administrator John Hill said.

December 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: Reaffirming the HOS Rules

Kudos to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for reaffirming its new hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers and removing much of the uncertainty that has hung over these rules since the recent court action vacating portions of it.

December 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Seeks Technology to Improve Safety, Reduce Congestion

The Department of Transportation said Tuesday it is asking private industry, research organizations, and state and local governments for commercially available technology to fight congestion and improve the safety within the U.S. transportation system.

December 19, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Falls 1.6¢ to $3.309

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average pump price of diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents to $3.309 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

December 18, 2007
Government, Business

Housing Starts, Building Permits Decline

Housing starts fell in November and building permits, an indicator of future construction, plunged to the lowest level in 14 years, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

December 18, 2007
Government, Business

Opponents Urge Action Against N.Y. Thruway Toll Hike

Members of the New York State Assembly are asking the public to help them block the New York Thruway Authority from raising tolls, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported Tuesday.

December 18, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel, Safety

Long Beach Approves Cargo Fee

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Port of Long Beach, Calif., Harbor Commission approved a $1.6 billion tax on cargo Monday to combat air pollution and clear the way for expansion projects, the Los Angeles Times reported.

December 18, 2007

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