Rail carload and intermodal freight fell last week compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.May 25, 2007
Transportation businesses face a host of dynamic risk issues that can significantly impact their financial and operational health. The news in this category focuses on the latest safety and security initiatives, resources and regulations and addresses topics that include fleet safety, claims administration, driver hiring and retention, risk management and compliance.
American Trucking Associations has urged the Environmental Protection Agency to harmonize pending federal and California onboard diagnostics rules.May 29, 2007
UPS Inc. would have to pay about up to $4 billion to cover its share of a Teamsters pension fund’s obligations, industry sources said.May 28, 2007
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association has asked the Surface Transportation Board to delay a decision to end antitrust immunity for trucking rate bureaus.May 28, 2007
Eight years ago, a busy day for load planner Rick Demitruk of Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc. meant dispatching 20 to 30 loads and shepherding them through to delivery.May 28, 2007
Covenant Transport said Wednesday its stockholders approved a name change to the truckload carrier’s corporation to Covenant Transportation Group Inc.May 23, 2007
California has asked U.S. regulators for permission to set its own environmental rules for reducing global warming emissions from passenger vehicles, Bloomberg reported.May 23, 2007
Brent Jones first got word March 27 that his trucking company’s name was being used as part of a freight load board fraud scheme.May 22, 2007
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Border OpeningMay 22, 2007
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has urged Congress to tighten U.S. rail-safety rules, citing CSX Corp. derailments and other accidents in her state since December, Bloomberg reported.
Clinton made her remarks at a Senate transportation subcommittee hearing on rail safety.May 22, 2007