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Truckers Find Rest Stops in Short Supply, Journal Says

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.

Transport Topics
May 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

April ISM Factory Index Gains

The Institute for Supply Management’s April manufacturing index rose at the fastest pace in almost a year, ISM said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 1, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Contrans’ 1Q Income Dips

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.

Transport Topics
May 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Calif. Crash Could Stall Port Traffic

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

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.

Transport Topics
April 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

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April 30, 2007
Business, Safety

NTSB Chairman Says Tax Incentives May Boost Safety Technology Use

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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April 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Control, Capacity Needs Boosts In-House Trucking

Shipper-owned fleets are growing in size and importance where companies see value in controlling transportation capacity and service levels.

April 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Mexican Trucks Suit Filed

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
Business, Safety, Government

Swift OKs Moyes’ Takeover

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Swift Transportation’s shareholders Friday approved a $2.5 billion bid by company founder Jerry Moyes to take the truckload carrier private, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

March Trucking Index Gains

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

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.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2007

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