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Sen. Dorgan Tells Peters DOT is ‘Arrogant’ for Refusing to Block Cross-Border Funding

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters that her department was “arrogant” in its refusal to go along with what he said Congress intended when it prohibited funding for the DOT’s controversial U.S.-Mexico border trucking program.

March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Hit By Snowstorm

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Highway and utility crews worked overtime Sunday to recover from a big storm system that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow, the Associated Press reported.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Trimac Reports Fourth-Quarter Profit

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund said its fourth-quarter net earnings were C$2.2 million or about 9 cents per unit, compared with C$3.1 million or 8 cents a year earlier.

March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

TCA Chiefs Report Little Sign of Freight Tonnage Recovery

NASSAU, Bahamas — Leaders of the Truckload Carriers Association said their members have seen no improvement in the thin freight market, despite reports that tonnage has increased in the past three months, and that their other great worry was sharply rising fuel prices.

March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Upcoming Changes in White House, Congress Cloud Picture for Trucking Industry’s Future

While politicians and pollsters count up votes and delegates in the long, slow march to the presidential election this November, trucking industry officials said the upcoming change in power clouds the industry’s outlook for 2009 and beyond.

March 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Washington State Seeks Trucking Input for Parking Survey

The Washington State Department of Transportation is asking truckers and trucking companies for information to help develop truck parking in the state, in particular along key interstates.

March 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Clocks Move Forward One Hour on Sunday for Daylight Saving Time

The Department of Transportation reminds that Daylight Saving Time will begin this Sunday, March 9, with clocks being set ahead one hour for most Americans.

March 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Cites Freight Slowdown

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The U.S. economy has weakened since the start of the year, hitting both freight transportation and manufacturing, both of which are dealing with soaring energy prices, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

March 5, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Improves, but Still Shows Contraction

The economy’s service sector contracted in February but improved from January, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday.

March 5, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Fourth-Quarter Productivity Revised Upward to 1.9%

Fourth-quarter U.S. worker productivity rose 1.9%, up from an earlier reported 1.8% figure, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

March 5, 2008

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