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Business, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Canadian Acquisition

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said Wednesday it completed its acquisition Pollock NationaLease, one of the largest privately owned commercial truck leasing and rental companies in Canada, as well as Pollock's logistics operations.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Editorial: Fixing the HOS Situation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been given until Dec. 27 to cure the defects a federal appeals court found in its latest driver hours-of-service regulations. We all need to hope that FMCSA officials are successful in that effort.

October 10, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Lowers Third-Quarter Outlook

Ryder System lowered its third-quarter and full-year earnings forecast Monday and said it would cut 300 jobs due to softness in the housing, construction and auto industries, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: HOS, TMC SuperTech, Satellites and Mexico, Tolls, Fines

The battle for acceptable hours-of-service regulations continues, but is this battle moving forward or backward?

October 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TSA to Begin TWIC Enrollment in Delaware

The Transportation Security Administration said it would begin to enroll truck drivers and other port workers in its Transportation Worker Identification Credential program at the port of Wilmington, Del., this month.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Equipment, Technology, Safety

CARB Proposes to Mandate Equipment to Make Trucks More Fuel-Efficient by 2010

The California Air Resources Board, in a September staff report, proposed to require Class 8 trucks to be outfitted with fuel-efficiency technologies such as cab fairings, skirts, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems by 2010.

October 9, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

ATA to Focus on Business at Annual Meeting in Florida

American Trucking Associations members will focus on the business side of the industry at this year’s Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., ATA President Bill Graves said.

October 8, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

UPS, Teamsters Reach Five-Year Deal

UPS Inc. and the Teamsters union agreed Sept. 30 on a new five-year tentative contract that, among its provisions, would allow the parcel carrier to pay $6.1 billion to leave the union’s Central States Health & Welfare and Pension Funds.

October 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Court Agrees to 3-Month HOS-Rule Delay

The federal appeals court that struck down parts of the current driver hours-of-service rule has agreed to delay implementation of its decision for 90 days to give regulators time to address the problems the judges found.

October 8, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail Traffic Edges Up; Intermodal Traffic Drops

Overall rail traffic rose a notch, but intermodal levels fell from a year ago for the week ended Saturday, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
October 5, 2007

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