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Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Plunges to 26-Year Low

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

An index of U.S. manufacturing fell to a 26-year low in October, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

November 3, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

TransForce Reports Lower 3Q Income

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Inc. said its third-quarter net income slipped to C$26.5 million, or 31 cents per unit, from C$28.5 million, or 33 cents, a year ago.

November 3, 2008
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Declines for Week

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Rail and intermodal traffic declined last week compared with the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

October 31, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NTSB Adds EOBRs to ‘Most Wanted’ List

The National Transportation Safety Board has added mandatory use of electronic onboard recorders to its annual list of “most wanted” safety reforms.

October 31, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Rises 4.5%

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico rose 4.5% in August from the same month last year, though both truck and rail imports declined, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

October 30, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Maritime Commission to Challenge SoCal Ports’ Trucks Program

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Federal Maritime Commission voted to seek a court order to stop parts of the southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach’s clean trucks program, the Associated Press reported.

October 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

YRC May Cut Up to 3,750 Positions

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

YRC Worldwide may cut up to several thousand positions in a cost-reduction move that is part of a stepped-up plan to integrate its Roadway and Yellow Transportation units.

October 29, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Fed Cuts Key Interest Rate a Half-Point to 1%

Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News

The Federal Reserve Wednesday cut a key U.S. interest rate by half a percentage point, to 1%.

October 29, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s 3Q Income Rises 52%

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s third-quarter profit rose 52% to $20.4 million, or 59 cents a share, from $13.4 million, or 38 cents, a year ago.

October 29, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ATA Releases Highway Safety Agenda Details

American Trucking Associations unveiled details its highway safety agenda designed to reduce the number of highway-related fatalities and injuries on U.S. highways.

October 29, 2008

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