A fiery explosion from a gasoline tanker crash in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend shut down parts of a major freeway and will pose transport problems for freight coming out of the busy Port of Oakland, news reports said.April 30, 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.
Truckers around the country are having difficulty finding rest stops at which to park, and parking spots close to cities are especially hard to find, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.May 1, 2007
The Institute for Supply Management’s April manufacturing index rose at the fastest pace in almost a year, ISM said Tuesday.May 1, 2007
Canadian firm Contrans Income Fund’s first-quarter income dropped to C$8.1 million or 28 cents a unit, from C$9.7 million or 34 cents a year ago.May 1, 2007
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April 30, 2007
By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter
This story appears in the April 23 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.April 30, 2007
Shipper-owned fleets are growing in size and importance where companies see value in controlling transportation capacity and service levels.April 30, 2007
A coalition of groups filed a federal lawsuit last week aimed at stopping the Bush administration’s plan to open the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.April 30, 2007
Swift Transportation’s shareholders Friday approved a $2.5 billion bid by company founder Jerry Moyes to take the truckload carrier private, Bloomberg reported.April 27, 2007
American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose 1.6% in March from a year ago, marking the first year-over-year increase since June, ATA said Thursday.April 27, 2007