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Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 22 - Feb. 28

U.S. Delays Border Inspection Fees • Charleston Port Sets New Security System • Oshkosh Wins $878 Million Army Contract • Survey Highlights Traffic Congestion Concern

February 28, 2007
Business, Government

Fourth-Quarter GDP Revised Downward to 2.2%

The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 2.2% in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, in lowering its earlier estimate of 3.5%.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Transportation Stocks Take Hit in Market Tumble

Transportation stocks, including airlines, trucking companies and railroads, were among the hardest hit in Tuesday’s stock market tumble, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Oberstar Suggests Size Test

WASHINGTON — Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), a key transportation legislator and a longtime opponent of increasing truck sizes and weights, told Transport Topics he would now support a pilot study of larger vehicles on U.S. highways.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Autonomous

Trucking: Don’t Include CBs in Laws Banning Cellphones

Trucking executives said efforts to ban the use of cellular phones from the nation’s highways would receive industry support as long as state laws do not also ban two-way radios and satellite communication devices.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

FedEx to Upgrade Retirement Plans for Most Employees

FedEx Corp. said Tuesday it has set new measures aimed at modernizing the retirement plans for most of its employees, including enhancing its 401(k) plans.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

January Truck Tonnage Index Declines 3.6%, ATA Says

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index fell 3.6% in January following an increase in December, ATA said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Jumps 6 Cents to $2.551 in Fourth Straight Gain

Retail diesel fuel’s national average price rose for a fourth straight week, jumping 6 cents to $2.551 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Quality Distribution’s 4Q Income Flat; Full-Year Improves

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution’s fourth-quarter profit was $6.2 million or 31 cents a share, compared with $6.2 million or 32 cents for the previous fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007
Business, Government

Durable Goods Orders Drop 7.8% in January

Durable goods orders posted their biggest decline in three months, falling 7.8% in January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2007

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