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Trimac’s 4Q Income Dips; Full Year Improves

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund earned C$3.1 million or 8 cents per unit in the fourth quarter, down from C$5.7 million or 13 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
March 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Fleet Size Grows 5.2% in 2006 as Carriers Stock Up

The number of heavy-duty trucks in use in the United States increased 5.2% to 3.51 million Class 8 commercial vehicles last year, as fleet owners stocked up on new trucks and kept more old vehicles in service, market research firm R.L. Polk & Co. said.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT: Border Plan to Involve Fewer Than 1,000 Mexican Trucks

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters told a congressional panel Thursday that DOT expects the pilot program involving allowing trucks from Mexico to U.S. roads will involve fewer than 1,000 trucks.

Transport Topics
March 8, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Climbs 8.6% for Week

Rail intermodal levels rose 8.6% last week but carload traffic continued a downward trend in falling 5%, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 8, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Pushes for Flexibility in HOS Sleeper-Berth Provisions

Truck drivers need greater flexibility within federal driver work and rest rules to allow them to select sleep times and duration based on individual need, according to a study released jointly by American Trucking Associations and a sleep research firm.

Transport Topics
March 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Mullen’s 4Q Income Declines; Full-Year Results Improve

Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group Income Fund reported its fourth-quarter profit fell to C$14 million or 17 cents per share, from C$24.7 million or 52 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Richard Bailey Named President of Boyd Bros. Transportation

Richard Bailey was promoted to president of flatbed truckload carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation Co., the company said.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Air Cargo Shipments Rise 2.1% in January

Air cargo shipments rose 2.1% in January from a year earlier, with about an even split in gains in domestic and international shipments, the Air Transport Association said.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Security & Safety Briefs — March 1 - March 7

Arkansas Seat Belt Law Gains Support • Train Accidents Decline for Second Year, DOT Says

March 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: Opening the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Department of Transportation’s move to conduct a broad test of opening the U.S.-Mexican border to truck traffic is a prudent step toward honoring mutual commitments made by both nations when the North American Free Trade Agreement was ratified.

March 7, 2007

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