A fiery explosion from a gasoline tanker crash in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend shut down parts of a major freeway and will pose transport problems for freight coming out of the busy Port of Oakland, news reports said.April 30, 2007
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April 30, 2007
By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter
This story appears in the April 23 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.April 30, 2007
Shipper-owned fleets are growing in size and importance where companies see value in controlling transportation capacity and service levels.April 30, 2007
A coalition of groups filed a federal lawsuit last week aimed at stopping the Bush administration’s plan to open the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.April 30, 2007
Swift Transportation’s shareholders Friday approved a $2.5 billion bid by company founder Jerry Moyes to take the truckload carrier private, Bloomberg reported.April 27, 2007
American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose 1.6% in March from a year ago, marking the first year-over-year increase since June, ATA said Thursday.April 27, 2007
Rail carload and intermodal freight both fell last week compared with a year ago, continuing a trend this year, the Association of American Railroads said.April 27, 2007
Toronto-based transportation firm Vitran Corp. said its first-quarter profit was $3.4 million or 25 cents a share, down from $3.8 million or 28 cents a year ago.April 26, 2007
Wireless-services provider Qualcomm Inc. reported its fiscal second-quarter profit jumped 22% to $726 million or 43 cents a share, from $593 million or 34 cents a year ago.April 26, 2007