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These letters appear in the May 21 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Border Opening

May 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Sen. Clinton Seeks Rail-Safety Upgrades

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.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

McLeod Updates Software Package

McLeod Software, said Thursday it added several features to its LoadMaster transportation management package.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Makers Oppose Legislation Imposing Fuel-Economy Standards

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
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in April

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
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Fleets Offer Expanded Storage Options

With demand for freight-hauling services relatively slack, some trucking companies are branching out beyond logistics to offer more warehousing services.

May 21, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

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

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