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Truck Tonnage Index Declines 1.7% from Feb. ’06

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index for February fell 1.7% from the same month a year ago, marking the eighth straight year-to-year decline, ATA said late Monday.

Transport Topics
March 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Turnover Falls at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13 percentage points last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to a survey produced by American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Gasoline Price Rose 5.6 Cents in Past Two Weeks, Lundberg Says

Average U.S. retail gasoline prices rose 5.6 cents in the past two weeks to about $2.61 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Paccar to Trim Production at Ohio Kenworth Plant

Paccar Inc., the parent of Kenworth Truck Co., will temporarily shut down production at Kenworth’s Chillicothe, Ohio, plant, the Chillicothe Gazette reported.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Senate Panel Passes Measure Restricting Mexican Truck Access

The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved an amendment that would prevent Mexican trucking companies from gaining unrestricted access to U.S. highways until American truckers are afforded the same access in Mexico.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Turnover Falls at Large TL Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13% last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucking Would Consider Higher Taxes, Graves Says

The trucking industry is willing to pay higher fuel taxes as long as the money is spent to improve the highway infrastructure, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Former ATA Chairman Vernon Garner Dies at 69

Garner Transportation Group co-founder and former American Trucking Associations Chairman Vernon Eugene Garner died Tuesday, following a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 69.

Transport Topics
March 22, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Decline for Week

Rail intermodal traffic fell 7% last week and carload traffic dipped 1.1% compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

EGL Receives $40 Per-Share Offer From Apollo Management

Just a day after it said it would be sold for $38 a share to a group headed by its chief executive officer, transportation firm EGL Inc. said it had received a competing offer for $40 a share from another investment group.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2007

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