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Business, Safety, Government to Close for Holiday, Inauguration Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Tuesday, Jan. 20, due to the presidential inauguration. Please check back on Wednesday, Jan. 21, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

January 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: HOS, Owner-Operators, Driver Training, Traffic Jams

I think everyone is becoming tired of the continued drama from the hours-of-service debacle. Does the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration really believe they can reissue the same rules the courts have thrown out twice and they will now be accepted?

January 16, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Completes Draft ‘Greenhouse’ Regs

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed its draft of new regulations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and trucks, Bloomberg reported.

January 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Linked to Design Flaw

A design flaw in steel plates contributed to the collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis last year that killed 13 people and injured more than 100, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing the National Transportation Safety Board.

January 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Roundabouts Replacing Some Intersections in N.Y. State

New York state transportation planners are turning more right-angle intersections into roundabouts, which are derided by many but proven in a national study to be safer than some intersections with stop signs or traffic signals, the Associated Press reported.

January 15, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Southern California Ports Set New Container Fees

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted Monday to charge a new $15 per-container fee on loaded cargo containers starting next January, the Associated Press reported.

January 15, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Producer Prices Dip 0.1% in December; Jump 6.3% for Year

Prices paid to U.S. producers dipped 0.1% in December but jumped 6.3% for all of 2007, the most in 26 years, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

January 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA Talks with Chinese Trucking Delegation

American Trucking Associations welcomed a delegation of Chinese trucking officials to its headquarters in Arlington, Va., Monday, where the two talked about international trucking issues in the two countries.

January 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Missouri Closes I-64 for Construction Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation shut down Interstate 64 on Jan. 2 and began the largest construction project in the agency’s history, the Associated Press reported.

January 14, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Deploys Bus Hybrid Systems in China

Parts and engine systems maker Eaton Corp. said Monday that it has formally introduced its first commercially available hybrid power system in China.

January 14, 2008