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.
Electronic Recorder Rule Near as White House Gives Approval
The White House late last month gave its approval for a proposal that could force truckers to use electronic recorders to monitor their hours of service, clearing the way for the rule to be published after more than two years of discussion.
TT Podcasts: RoadSigns Archive
How can autonomous trucks fit into the freight transportation industry? Host Seth Clevenger chats with Waabi's Vivian Sun and Apex.ai's Jan Becker.
Crude Oil Closes Higher but Falls Almost $5 for Week
Crude oil prices tracked upward 76 cents Friday to close at $56.35 a barrel, Bloomberg reported, and the price tumbled almost $5 for the week and hit a one-year low closing price on Thursday.January 5, 2007
November Air Cargo Shipments Jump 2.9%
November air cargo shipments jumped 2.9% compared with the same month a year ago, the Air Transport Association said Thursday.January 4, 2007
Con-way Lowers Fourth-Quarter Guidance
Transportation firm Con-way Inc. late Wednesday lowered its fourth-quarter 2006 earnings guidance due to a projected tonnage decline.January 4, 2007
TransForce Completes Acqusition of Trucking Firm Westfreight
Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Thursday it completed its acquisition of Westfreight Systems and Westfreight Holdings (U.S.A.). Terms were not disclosed.January 4, 2007
Goodyear to End Tire Production at Quebec Plant
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Thursday it will end tire production at its facility in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada, and convert the facility to a mixing plant.January 4, 2007
DHS Issues ‘TWIC’ Credentialing Rule for Port Workers
The Department of Homeland Security Wednesday issued its final rule under its Transportation Worker Identification Credential program for port security.January 4, 2007
ISM Services Index Falls in December
The economy’s service sector growth rate fell in December following two increases, the Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday.January 4, 2007
Factory Orders Rise 0.9% in November
Factory orders rose 0.9% in November, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.January 4, 2007
ISM Manufacturing Index Rebounds from Contraction
The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its manufacturing index for December rose to 51.4 from a 49.5 reading, which had been the first contraction in more than three years.January 3, 2007