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Rail Freight Slowing in First Quarter, Analyst Says

Union Pacific Railroad has laid off 124 people and cut back hours for 455 more because of lower freight demand, the Associated Press reported, and a market analysis firm Monday lowered its market outlook for the rail sector.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

TransForce Reports Gains in 4Q Income, Revenue

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Monday it earned C$55.1 million or 64 cents a share in the fourth quarter, up from C$35.9 million or 47 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Demand for Cleaner Engines Seen Growing

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — An official with the Chicago Climate Exchange said the demand for cleaner engines and alternative fuels in the United States will increase as membership in its cap-and-trade emission trading system expands.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Feb. 21 - Feb. 26

J.J. Keller Develops New Online Tools • ALK Announces Spring Update For CoPilot Live • FedEx Express Deploys Four Hybrids in Denver

February 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

So. Cal. Ports to Require Emission Licenses for Trucks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said a licensing system would be “up and running within five years” at his port and the neighboring Port of Los Angeles to ensure all trucks entering the facilities meet strict emission standards.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT to Allow Mexican Trucks Access to U.S. Highways

EL PASO, Texas — The United States will grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways under a pilot program, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced here today.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

DOT to Begin Audits of Mexican Trucking Companies

Inspectors from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will travel to Mexico to conduct safety audits on trucking companies interested in hauling cargo to and from the United States, the Department of Transportation said late Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Maritime Commission Approves ATA Intermodal Settlement

The Federal Maritime Commission has approved a settlement negotiated between American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference and an FMC-regulated ocean carrier, ATA said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Declines for Week

Rail intermodal traffic fell 2.2% last week, due in part to continuing bad weather, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

House Panel Criticizes DOT for Pushing Privatization

WASHINGTON — Leading members of the House Subcommittee on Transit and Highways from both parties sharply criticized the Department of Transportation’s recent push toward privatization and public-private partnerships.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2007

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