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Business, Logistics

US 1 Reports 4Q, Yearly Loss

Logistics firm US 1 Industries said it had a fourth quarter net loss of $2.1 million, or 15 cents a share, compared with a profit of $582,000, or 4 cents a share, a year earlier.

March 17, 2010
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Rises 2¢ to $2.924 in Fourth Straight Increase

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Diesel’s national average retail price rose for a fourth week, climbing 2 cents to $2.924 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

March 16, 2010
Business, Logistics

Union Pacific Chief Sees Signs of Recovery

Union Pacific’s chief executive officer, Jim Young, said shipments carried by the nation’s biggest freight railroad are stronger than expected this year but still a long way from full recovery, the Associated Press reported.

March 15, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

CTA Reiterates Support for EOBRs

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has reiterated its support for an electronic on-board recorder mandate in response to a discussion paper prepared by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

March 15, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Letters: In-Cab Distractions, Sen. Bunning, CSA 2010, DOT Physicals

Numerous national health and safety organizations have come together to petition and support the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulation to ban cell-phone use in commercial vehicles.

March 15, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Trucking Opposes Plan to Raise Hazmat Fees

A proposed federal rule that triples to $3,000 the annual registration fee for large hazardous materials motor carriers but maintains a fee of $300 for small carriers places an unfair burden on large carriers, American Trucking Associations and National Tank Truck Carriers said in written comments opposing the new rule.

March 15, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

System Logistics Establishes New Group

System Logistics Corp. said it has established a new group within its company dedicated to complex and large scale supply chain projects.

March 12, 2010
Business, Logistics

Two ATA Councils to Hold Meetings in May

The Information Technology & Logistics Council and National Accounting & Finance Council will hold their annual meetings May 3-5 in Amelia Island, Fla.

March 12, 2010
Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Canada Delays Electronic Manifest Requirement

Canada has delayed its plan to require carriers with incoming shipments to submit manifest information electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said.

March 12, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Senators Criticize Infrastructure Bank Proposal

Several U.S. senators have criticized the Obama administration’s plan to use $4 billion to create a new national infrastructure bank to help finance transportation projects, questioning how the bank would operate and whether rural projects would lose funding to larger urban areas.

March 9, 2010