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July Truck Tonnage Drops 3.7%

Continued softness in the housing industry contributed to another month’s drop in truck freight volume during July, when tonnage fell 3.7% from last year, American Trucking Associations said last week.

September 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

STB to Probe Rail Competition

The Surface Transportation Board said it will conduct a sweeping analysis of competition in the U.S. railroad industry, after a new government report raised suspicion that some rail freight rates in selected markets might not be justified or reasonable.

September 3, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

States to Begin Collecting Fees Under New System

FMCSA has cleared the way for states to begin collecting registration fees under the new Unified Carrier Registration system, effectively bringing the curtain down on the widely disliked Single State Registration System.

September 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Roadway’s Lewis Is Named 2007 NTDC Grand Champion

MINNEAPOLIS — Alphonso Lewis, a city driver for Roadway Express in Montgomery, Ala., was named grand champion at the National Truck Driving Championships, the first African American to earn the honor.

September 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Files Hours-of-Service Petition

TT File Photo

American Trucking Associations submitted a petition Friday asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to retain the 11-hour daily driving limit and 34-hour restart provisions of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers.

August 31, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Drop

Port of Tacoma

Rail carload and intermodal freight traffic declined from a year ago for the week ended Saturday, continuing a trend this year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

August 30, 2007
Business, Safety

Volvo’s North American Deliveries Drop 60%

Volvo AB’s North American units’ deliveries fell more than 60% from a year ago from January through July, the company said Wednesday.

August 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

NAFTA Trade Gains 5.2%; Truck Trade Dips

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 3.9% higher in June than a year earlier, though truck trade declined, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

August 30, 2007
Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Buy Canadian Leasing Firm

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said it has reached agreement to buy a privately held Canadian truck leasing company for an undisclosed sum.

August 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Groups Sue to Block Mexican-Trucks Plan

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

Five groups filed suit Wednesday in attempt to block a Department of Transportation pilot program set to allow some Mexican trucks full access to U.S. roads.

August 30, 2007

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