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.May 17, 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
McLeod Software, said Thursday it added several features to its LoadMaster transportation management package.May 21, 2007
A Senate proposal that would set fuel-economy standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks conflicts with a current push to reduce engine emissions and would not work without additional research, representatives of the truck manufacturing industry said.May 21, 2007
Sales of new Class 8 trucks plunged 45% in April, compared with a year earlier, the most severe decline in six years.May 21, 2007
With demand for freight-hauling services relatively slack, some trucking companies are branching out beyond logistics to offer more warehousing services.May 21, 2007
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
Citigroup Inc.’s commercial business unit said it is entering the transportation fleet financing business.May 18, 2007
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.May 17, 2007