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Ryder System’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Income Rise

Ryder System’s fourth-quarter profit rose 12% to $65.8 million or $1.08 cents a share, from $58.8 million or 92 cents a year earlier.

February 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Patriot Transportation’s Fiscal 1Q Income Improves

Patriot Transportation Holding reported net income of $2.2 million or 69 cents a share for its fiscal first quarter, up from $1.9 million or 62 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Florida Storms Cause Accidents, Wreak Havoc in State

Big thunderstorms and tornadoes blew through central Florida Friday, killing as many as 19 people and causing accidents on interstates, including one that tossed a tractor-trailer airborne, news reports said.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Saia Buys Wisconsin LTL Carrier for $2.5 Million

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said Thursday it has acquired Wisconsin-based LTL company Madison Freight Systems for about $2.5 million.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Shows Contraction in January

The Institute for Supply Management’s January manufacturing index showed a contraction, as factories reined in orders to trim inventories, ISM said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar System’s Fourth-Quarter Income Declines

Truckload carrier Landstar System’s fourth-quarter net income fell to $28.7 million or 50 cents a share, from $41.8 million or 70 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 25 - Jan. 31

TSA Awards TWIC Contract to Lockheed Martin • Canada Passes Border Security Bill • Railroads to Get More Safety Scrutiny • EU Customs Chief Criticizes Cargo-Screening Measure

January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Japan’s Hino Motors’ Fiscal Third-Quarter Profit Falls 45%

Hino Motors Ltd., Japan’s largest maker of heavy-duty trucks, saw its fiscal third-quarter profit drop 45% as the company spent more to develop new models and expand production, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Shippers Back Increasing Weight Limit for Trucks

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. WASHINGTON — Shippers would like to see a switch to larger trucks, and U.S. safety inspectors monitoring size-and-weight rules could have more technology at their disposal in the coming years, according to a Transportation Research Board panel discussion here.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

STB Ruling Hits Rail Fuel-Surcharge Practices

The Surface Transportation Board ruled that freight railroads not calculate their fuel surcharges as a percentage of their base rates.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2007

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