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Vermont Leaders Frustrated Over Emissions Rules

Vermont leaders expressed dismay at an effort by the Bush administration to oppose new state rules designed to reduce vehicle carbon emissions, amid growing concern the rules will be rejected by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
October 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

I-5 Partially Reopened Near L.A. After Big Weekend Accident

California officials reopened southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Los Angeles early Monday after a 31-vehicle pileup over the weekend killed three and closed a freeway tunnel, USA Today reported.

Transport Topics
October 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Daimler Sheds Chrysler Brand, Renames N. American Division

Daimler AG marked the end of its nine-year marriage to Chrysler, dropping the U.S. automaker from its corporate name and renaming Freightliner LLC, its U.S. truck-building subsidiary, Daimler Trucks North America LLC.

October 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Drop for Week

Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Rail and intermodal traffic continued declined for the week ended Saturday from a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Chrysler, UAW Settle After Brief Strike

Chrysler LLC and the United Auto Workers union ended a brief strike after agreeing on a contract similar to one signed recently between the UAW and General Motors Corp., Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Forward Air Says 3Q Income to Decline

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, said late Wednesday it expects to earn 35 cents 37 cents for the third quarter, down from a year ago.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close for Columbus Day

TTNews.com will be closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Oct. 14, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Transport Index Flat in August

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index for August was flat compared with a year ago, DOT said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

BAX Sets Mexico Flights

BAX Global said it is expanding its overnight distribution capabilities between the United States, Mexico and Canada by adding an additional air cargo flight into Mexico, starting next Monday.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Delays New Regulations; Onboard Recorder Rule Stalls

Several new regulations expected from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be delayed and others, including a long-awaited regulation encouraging the use of electronic onboard recorders, could fall even further behind schedule because of a recent court ruling scrapping part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s driver-hours rule, DOT said.

October 10, 2007

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