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Intermodal Traffic Falls for Week

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Rail freight improved but intermodal traffic declined last week compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

July 17, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 2Q Profit, Revenue Rise

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said late Wednesday its second-quarter profit rose slightly, while revenue jumped 10%.

July 17, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NHTSA Chief Nicole Nason to Step Down in August

Nicole Nason, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters she plans to leave the agency in August, the Associated Press reported.

July 17, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Speed Limiters, Freeway Trucks, Trucker Finances, Fuel Costs

I believe it would be appropriate to have a new regulation limiting the speed of vehicles on the highway. The speed at which some truckers are driving today is stupid, and some people should go to jail for that.

July 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Opens Third TWIC Signup Center

To boost lagging enrollments in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program at Southern California ports, the Port of Los Angeles has opened a new enrollment center close to the adjacent Port of Long Beach.

July 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Fuel, Government

Opinion: Truck Crashes Happen — Be Ready

Despite fuel prices zooming toward the outer edge of our galaxy, ours is a nation of crowded highways and busy people who don’t like trucks getting in their way.

July 14, 2008
Business, Safety

Bush Lifts Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

President Bush Monday lifted an executive order banning offshore oil drilling, but the move still needs congressional action to take effect.

July 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

YRC Names Gaines President of Yellow Transportation

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide said it named Phil Gaines president of its Yellow Transportation unit, and Ken Bowman senior vice president of finance.

July 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics

Editorial: 21st Century Truck Partnership Woes

It is disappointing to see that the 21st Century Truck Partnership is foundering, the victim of insufficient funding and questionable research priorities, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.

July 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

YRC to Test Hybrid Trucks in Cities

YRC Worldwide will begin testing hybrid trucks this year as part of a corporate commitment to sustainability and said it will save as much as $40 million annually by streamlining its service network to speed up transit times.

July 14, 2008

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