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Ryder Gets Boeing Transportation Contract

Ryder System said Friday that that aerospace firm Boeing Co. has chosen Ryder to provide global transportation management services.

October 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

China Trucking Panel Set for MCE

TT File Photo

Opportunities in trucking and logistics in China’s burgeoning economy will be the subject of a panel discussion at American Trucking Associations’ annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., next week.

October 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Takes Third-Quarter Loss

Covenant Transportation Group reported it lost $3.6 million or 25 cents a share, compared with a net income of $795,000 or 6 cents a year earlier.

October 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 3Q Earnings Dip

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its third-quarter net income slipped from a year ago, though its per-share income rose.

October 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Knight’s Third-Quarter Earnings Decline

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation’s third-quarter profit fell to $14.5 million or 17 cents a share, from $18.9 million or 22 cents a year ago.

October 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Peters Asks Congress to Approve Mexican Truck Program

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters asked Congress Wednesday to reconsider its pending prohibition and let a cross-border trucking demonstration program between the United States and Mexico proceed.

October 17, 2007
Business, Safety

I-5 Tunnel Concerns Cited Following SoCal Crash

A chain-reaction crash on Interstate 5 that left three people dead was apparently caused when a trucker lost control emerging from the tunnel, and some truckers cited concerns with the tunnel’s configuration, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

October 17, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Court Says FedEx Drivers Can Sue for Status; Company Plans To Appeal

A federal judge ruled Monday that FedEx Corp.’s independent drivers can sue as a group for benefits sought in a lawsuit filed by workers claiming they should be paid as full-time employees, Bloomberg reported.

October 16, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Expects 11-Hour HOS Limit Will Hold

ATA President Bill Graves said Friday that he expects a court’s 90-day stay will give federal regulators enough time to issue an interim final rule maintaining an 11-hour limit for truck drivers’ hours of service, the Associated Press reported.

October 15, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

UPS, Teamsters Contract Shows Enhanced Pay, Benefits

UPS Inc. employees represented by the Teamsters union will get a pay increase of $4 an hour and additional benefits worth $5 an hour under a new five-year contract, Bloomberg reported.

October 15, 2007

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