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Government, Business, Safety

HOS, Driver Shortage Top Trucking’s Concerns

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Hours-of-service rules and a shortage of truck drivers top the list in a new survey of more than 5,000 trucking industry executives, the American Transportation Research Institute said Monday.

October 22, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

General Freight to Use TMWSuite

Third-party logistics firm General Freight Systems said it will begin using the TMWSuite software platform as part of a companywide technology upgrade.

October 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: The Best Defense

Rather than trying to hold back the tide, American Trucking Associations’ leaders have decided the industry should get ready to funnel, in beneficial ways, the political groundswell that is rising behind the popular surge of interest in global warming.

October 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

E-Manifests Required in Maine, Minnesota

Truckers are now required to electronically submit manifests detailing cargo and carrier information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to arrival at Maine and Minnesota land border ports of entry, the agency said.

October 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Kuehne & Nagel Profit Rises 34%

Kuehne & Nagel International AG, the world’s largest ocean freight forwarder, said Monday its third-quarter profit rose 34%, helped by increased air and ocean shipments, Bloomberg reported.

October 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Leaders Gather to Discuss Global Economy, Regulations

Against the backdrop of political and regulatory uncertainty, American Trucking Associations members will come together this week to talk primarily about the business of trucking, the state of the industry, the health of the economy and new opportunities for carriers here and abroad.

October 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

11th Driving Hour to Remain in HOS Rule, Graves Predicts

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to issue a revised hours-of-service rule that would keep two key provisions a federal court struck down but would address the court’s concerns over those provisions, according to ATA President Bill Graves.

October 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Eases Hay, Straw Tie-Down Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said last month that bales of hay and straw could be secured by less stringent methods than standard cargo-securing regulations require, because of the nature of those commodities.

October 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Rush Reports 3Q Earnings Dip

Bob Schatz for TT

Truck dealership Rush Enterprises said its third-quarter earnings dipped to $13.1 million or 34 cents a share, from $16.4 million or 43 cents for the same quarter last year.

October 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

iTECH: There’s More to Return on Investment Than a Price Tag

Return on investment is a standard measurement of the dollar value of an information technology system. Small or medium-sized fleets likely focus their financials on cost per truck — “per seat,” in the IT lexicon.

October 19, 2007

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