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Business, Safety, Government

Saddle Creek Names President

Transportation and warehousing firm Saddle Creek Corp. said Tuesday that Bruce Abels is retiring as the company’s president effective July 1, and will be replaced by Cliff Otto.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

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April 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Stricter Emission Rules Raise Costs, Freight, Shipping Executives Say

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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April 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer Sets Debt-Removal Plan

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International said Monday it has successfully completed the refinancing of its existing long-term debt.

Transport Topics
April 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Greenhouse Ruling Could Raise Costs

The Supreme Court’s ruling that the EPA must reconsider its position to leave “greenhouse gas” emissions from motor vehicles unregulated could lead to increased costs for trucking companies.

April 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

FedEx Buys Air Cargo Firm

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FedEx Corp. said Friday that it signed an agreement to acquire Hungarian air cargo company Flying-Cargo Hungary Kft.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Volume Declines

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Rail and intermodal traffic continued a downward trend of the past few weeks, with intermodal falling 2.5% last week and rail carload traffic declining 8.7% compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics

Pacer Lowers ’07 Guidance

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Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International lowered its full-year earnings guidance, said it would consolidate some operations and said its board authorized a buyback of up to $100 million of the company’s stock.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Declines in March

The Institute for Supply Management's services index slipped to 52.4 in March from February’s reading of 54.3, ISM said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
April 4, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Speed Limiter Petitions Draw Heavy Response

The Department of Transportation received nearly 3,700 responses, many of them anonymous, to a pair of petitions seeking a federal regulation to limit truck engine speeds to 68 miles per hour, with comments ranging from strong support to warnings of increased road rage.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2007

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