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Technology Briefs — Feb. 21 - Feb. 26

J.J. Keller Develops New Online Tools • ALK Announces Spring Update For CoPilot Live • FedEx Express Deploys Four Hybrids in Denver

February 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT to Allow Mexican Trucks Access to U.S. Highways

EL PASO, Texas — The United States will grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways under a pilot program, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced here today.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Canada May Pass Law to End CN Railroad Strike

Canadian Labor Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn introduced legislation Friday to force striking Canadian National Railway Co. employees back to work as early as next week, Bloomberg reported.

February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

DOT to Begin Audits of Mexican Trucking Companies

Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will travel to Mexico to conduct safety audits on trucking companies interested in hauling cargo to and from the United States, the Department of Transportation said late Thursday.

February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Maritime Commission Approves ATA Intermodal Settlement

The Federal Maritime Commission has approved a settlement negotiated between American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference and an FMC-regulated ocean carrier, ATA said Thursday.

February 22, 2007
Business, Government

Morgan Stanley to Buy 80% Interest in Montreal Port

Morgan Stanley said Thursday it plans to acquire an 80% interest in the Port of Montreal, the third-largest container port in North America.

February 22, 2007
Business, Government

Universal Truckload Services’ 4Q, Full-Year Income Improves

Universal Truckload Services earned $5.3 million or 33 cents a share in the fourth quarter, up from $4.7 million or 29 cents a year earlier.

February 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

House Panel Criticizes DOT for Pushing Privatization

WASHINGTON — Leading members of the House Subcommittee on Transit and Highways from both parties sharply criticized the Department of Transportation’s recent push toward privatization and public-private partnerships.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2007
Business, Government

Leading Economic Indicators Rise 0.1% in January

An index of leading economic indicators rose for a second straight month in January, climbing 0.1%, the New York-based Conference Board reported Wednesday.

February 21, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises for Third Straight Week, Climbing 1.5 Cents to $2.491

The average national retail price of diesel fuel rose 1.5 cents to $2.491 a gallon, the Energy Department reported Tuesday.

February 21, 2007

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