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Intermodal Falls 5.2% for Week

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Rail intermodal traffic fell 5.2% for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

March 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

ATA Calls on Feds to Help Solve Fuel-Price ‘Crisis’

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations called for a series of steps by the federal government to alleviate it what it said was a crisis for the trucking industry caused by soaring fuel prices.

March 28, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Projects 1Q Loss Due to High Fuel Costs

Truckload carrier Covenant Transportation Group said Thursday it will lose 40 cents to 50 cents per share in the first quarter, citing soaring diesel fuel prices.

March 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Feb. Truck Tonnage Rises 3.5%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

February truck tonnage rose 3.5% from the same month last year, American Trucking Associations said in its monthly seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index.

March 27, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Technology, Safety

Cummins Releases CARB-Compliant APU

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Wednesday unveiled two new auxiliary power unit systems that are compliant with new California Air Resources Board idle-reduction regulations.

March 26, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA May Soon Set Sleep Apnea Standards, Paper Says

An effort to curb drowsiness among truck drivers could gain ground next month when a review panel acts on medical findings regarding sleep apnea, USA Today reported Wednesday.

March 26, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Peters Touts Cross-Border Program’s Benefits to Agricultural Exporters

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said the government’s cross-border trucking program with Mexico was essential for helping U.S. agricultural exports.

March 26, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Truckers’ Seat Belt Usage Hits Record 65%, DOT Says

The number of professional truck drivers using safety belts jumped dramatically last year to a record 65%, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

March 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

New FHWA Head Says He’s Open to Changes in ’09 Highway Bill’s Size-and-Weight Limits

WASHINGTON — The new head of the Federal Highway Administration said he was open to considering changes to truck size-and-weight limits and other truck productivity issues as part of the Transportation Department’s proposals for the 2009 reauthorization of federal transportation legislation.

March 24, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

N.Y. Gov. Backs Congestion-Fee Plan

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Newly seated New York Gov. David Paterson (D) backs a New York City plan to charge motorists fees in parts of Manhattan during peak business hours, the Associated Press reported.

March 24, 2008

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