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Oberstar Proposes Bridge Repair Fund, Says Fuel Tax Hike an Option to Pay for It

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee last week called for a special bridge-repair fund, following the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, and said a temporary federal fuel tax increase was among the options to pay for it.

August 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Oberstar Proposes Bridge Repair Fund, Says Fuel Tax Hike an Option to Pay for It

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee last week called for a special bridge-repair fund, following the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, and said a temporary federal fuel tax increase was among the options to pay for it.

August 13, 2007
Business, Government

Parcel Giant Switching to Containers on Flatcars

UPS Inc., in order to reduce costs and improve its scheduling, is switching to sending containers on flatcars by rail and moving away from shipping trailers on flatcars.

August 13, 2007
Business, Government

Import Prices Rise 1.5% in July

The price of goods imported to the United States rose for a sixth straight month in July, on higher oil costs, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Fifth Wheels, Congestion Fees, HOS Ruling, Hazmat Regulations

Allow me to begin by expressing our appreciation for including information about JOST Interna-tional in the July 9 edition of Transport Topics’ Equipment & Maintenance Update supplement in an article titled, “On the Care and Feeding of the Humble Fifth Wheel” (E&MU, p. 1).

August 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Contrans' Earnings Fall in 2Q

Canadian firm Contrans Income Fund’s second-quarter income dropped to C$1.5 million or 5 cents a unit, from C$10.3 million or 36 cents a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Contrans' Earnings Fall in 2Q

Canadian firm Contrans Income Fund’s second-quarter income dropped to C$1.5 million or 5 cents a unit, from C$10.3 million or 36 cents a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

TransForce Posts Lower 2Q Profit

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said late Wednesday it earned C$26.3 million or 31 cents a share in the first quarter, down from C$34.9 million or 40 cents a year earlier.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Mullen Group's Profits Sink in Second Quarter

Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group Income Fund said its second-quarter profit plunged 57.3% to C$16.6 million or 21 cents a share, from C$38.9 million or 64 cents a year earlier.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Transportation Services Index Falls, DOT Says

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

The Department of Transportation said Wednesday that its transportation services index for June fell 0.7% from May.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 8, 2007

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