Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.
The U.S. economy grew at its slowest pace in four years in the first quarter, as the housing slump continued and the trade deficit expanded, the Commerce Department said Friday.April 27, 2007
American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose 1.6% in March from a year ago, marking the first year-over-year increase since June, ATA said Thursday.April 27, 2007
Toronto-based transportation firm Vitran Corp. said its first-quarter profit was $3.4 million or 25 cents a share, down from $3.8 million or 28 cents a year ago.April 26, 2007
Wireless-services provider Qualcomm Inc. reported its fiscal second-quarter profit jumped 22% to $726 million or 43 cents a share, from $593 million or 34 cents a year ago.April 26, 2007
Federal Reserve districts reported some regional upturns in the trucking business, the Fed said in its latest “beige book” survey of economic conditions.April 25, 2007
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April 25, 2007
Arkansas Best Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income fell to $4.8 million or 19 cents a share, from $6.1 million or 24 cents a year ago.April 25, 2007
New home sales rose for the first time in six months in March, gaining 2.6%, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.April 25, 2007
By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter
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Durable goods orders rose 3.4% in March, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.April 25, 2007