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Business, Safety, Government

Seat-Belt Use to Be Focus of CVSA’s Roadcheck Event

The use of safety belts by commercial drivers will be a major focus of the International Roadcheck 2008 event, safety officials said.

May 27, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

Truck Pre-Buy Unlikely in ’09; Execs Confident in New Engines

NEW YORK — Executives with four of the largest U.S. trucking fleets all said they are not planning to pre-buy trucks next year.

May 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

I-5 Closures to Begin Friday in Sacramento

California work crews will close parts of Interstate 5 in Sacramento starting Friday, the California Department of Transportation said on its Web site.

May 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Jevic Closes Its Doors After 27 Years in Business

Jevic Transportation, the heavyweight less-than-truckload carrier and vendor to the chemical industry whose rapid growth at an early age once impressed investors, closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy last week after 27 years in business.

May 26, 2008
Business, Safety

April Truck Tonnage Jumps 2%

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

April truck tonnage jumped 2% from a year ago, marking the sixth consecutive increase, American Trucking Associations said.

May 23, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

N.J. Motor Truck Assn. Puts Up Link to Help Displaced Jevic Drivers

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association has put a large banner link on its Web site to help the approximately 1,000 truck drivers who were let go from Jevic Transportation this week find work.

May 23, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

UAW Approves American Axle Contract

Auto parts supplier American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings said Friday it expects production to resume next week after union workers overwhelmingly approved a new contract that contains steep pay cuts and other concessions, the Associated Press reported.

May 23, 2008
Business, Safety

Memorial Day Weekend Travel to Drop, AAA Says

The number of Americans traveling by automobile more than 50 miles will fall by 1% Memorial Day weekend, the first such drop in six years, the motorist group AAA said.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Falls 1.1%

Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Rail intermodal traffic fell 1.1% for the week ended Saturday compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close for Memorial Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Please check back on Tuesday, May 26, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

May 22, 2008

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