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House Limits Plan Granting Mexican Trucks Access

The House voted last week to impose more restrictions on the DOT’s plans to grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways, in a move aimed at significantly slowing a proposed pilot program.

May 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Citi Enters Fleet Financing Business

Citigroup Inc.’s commercial business unit said it is entering the transportation fleet financing business.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Freight Decline

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

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 Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2007
Business, Safety

Calif. Ramp Fix Ahead of Schedule

The freeway ramp to Interstate 880 that collapsed after an April 29 gasoline-tanker accident last month is expected to be rebuilt by Memorial Day next weekend, ahead of schedule, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

House Delays Mexican-Trucks Plan

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to delay a Department of Transportation plan to allow Mexican trucks full access to U.S. highways, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

DHS Sets $11.6 Mln. for Highway Watch Program

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it has issued an $11.6 million grant to the Highway Watch program it sponsors jointly with American Trucking Associations.

Transport Topics
May 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Real ID Rule Would Hurt Trucking, ATA Says

American Trucking Associations said a draft rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security making state and commercial driver licenses subject to more stringent security checks would further contribute to an industrywide driver shortage and could put small trucking companies out of business.

Transport Topics
May 16, 2007
Business, Safety

Driver Error Causes 75% of Tanker Rollovers, FMCSA Report Says

By Tarun Reddy, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the May 14 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

May 16, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Kitty Hawk Posts 1Q Loss

Air cargo transporter Kitty Hawk Inc. said it lost $11.6 million or 22 cents a share in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $8.7 million or 17 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 16, 2007
Business, Safety

Con-way Sets Driver Pay Package

Con-way Inc.

Con-way Truckload said Tuesday it has instituted new driver pay structures and programs aimed at attracting qualified team drivers.

Transport Topics
May 15, 2007

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