About Safety News...
Business, Safety, Government

Jevic Files for Bankruptcy Following Closure Notice

A day after it announced it would fold its business operations, Jevic Transportation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Bloomberg reported.

May 20, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Pa. Trucking Group Voices Concerns on Turnpike Lease

The head of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association said a plan backed by Gov. Ed Rendell (D) to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 75 years “does not meet the needs of the transportation community at large.”

May 20, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

No Correlation Between Safety, Length of Training, ATRI Says

A study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute found there is no correlation between the length of a training program and safety performance.

May 20, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

IdleAire Files Chapter 11; Stations to Remain Open

IdleAire Technologies Corp.

IdleAire Technologies Corp., a designer of anti-idling systems for long-haul trucks at truck stops, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but its facilities will remain open to truckers, the company said Friday.

May 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Reversed Position on California Emissions Request, Papers Show

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson backed letting California set auto emissions rules stricter than federal standards before consulting with the White House, according to a congressional panel, Bloomberg reported Monday.

May 19, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

Jevic Transportation Folds, Citing High Fuel Costs

TT File Photo

Truckload and less-than-truckload carrier Jevic Transportation said Monday it is discontinuing operations, due to soaring fuel costs and a weak economy.

May 19, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

GM, American Axle Reach Tentative Contract

Several General Motors Corp. plants idled by an 11-week strike at supplier American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings are set to begin operations soon, following a tentative settlement to the work stoppage, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

May 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

L.A. Port Votes to Ban Owner-Operators by 2013

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Port of Los Angeles officials voted late Thursday to ban independent truck drivers from the port by the end of 2013, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Friday.

May 16, 2008
Business, Safety

ATA to Manage Distribution & LTL Carriers Association

American Trucking Associations said Thursday it has assumed management of the Distribution & LTL Carriers Association, which represents for-hire trucking companies engaged in less-than-truckload freight shipments and warehousing.

May 15, 2008
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Falls 1.1%

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

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 15, 2008