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 a 2.5% rate in the fourth quarter, higher than previously reported, the Commerce Department said Thursday.March 29, 2007
This Mexican truck program is contrary to everything the United States should be doing.March 28, 2007
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Crude oil futures rose to more than $64 a barrel in early trading Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the seventh straight trading day of increases, Bloomberg reported.March 28, 2007
The owner of the bridge that connects Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, has applied for $1 billion in U.S. bonds to help pay for a new twin span, and the state agency that will help make that decision is a chief competitor in building a new bridge, the Detroit News reported.March 28, 2007
Con-way Exec Named to FMCSA Safety Committee • Ford Recalls Medium-Duty Trucks • Ontario Trucking Sets Plan to Recover Stolen CargoMarch 28, 2007
Durable goods orders rose 2.5% in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.March 28, 2007
NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.March 28, 2007
Apollo Management Group, which has bid to buy transportation firm EGL Inc., has sued EGL and its board to prevent EGL’s sale to a group of investors led by its chief executive officer, Bloomberg reported.March 28, 2007
The average national price of retail diesel fuel fell for a second straight week, dipping 0.5 cent to $2.676 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Monday.March 27, 2007