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Parts of Pennsylvania Interstates Closed Following Ice Storm

A thick layer of ice kept parts of major highways closed in Pennsylvania Friday morning, a day after hundreds of drivers became stranded on a hilly stretch of Interstate 78 that was hit by this week’s big snow and ice storm, the Associated Press reported.

February 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close Monday for Presidents’ Day Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Edges Up for Week; Rail Carloads Decline

Rail intermodal traffic rose 1.1% last week, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Demand Grows for Transportation Sales Agents

A time-honored axiom of business is that everything begins with a sale. It’s a truism that seems especially apt in the transportation industry. After all, motor carriers need to find freight to fill their trailers. Shippers need to find carriers to haul their commodities.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 15, 2007
Business, Safety

Storm Shuts Down Section of I-78 in Pennsylvania

The big snow storm that paralyzed parts of the Midwest Wednesday shut down traffic on Interstate 78 for about 50 miles near the junction with Interstate 81 in Lebanon County, Pa., the Allentown Morning Call reported Thursday on its Web site.

February 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT’s Transportation Services Index Declines for 2006

The U.S. Transportation Department’s transportation services index fell 0.4% in 2006, its first annual decline since 2001, DOT said Wednesday.

February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

ATA Seeks Alerts to Fleets on Drivers’ CDLs • ATRI Seeking Input for Speed-Governor Survey • Idaho Eyes Raising Truck Speed Limit to 70 MPH • Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls 60,000 Trucks Overseas

February 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA Seeks $528 Million to Boost Safety, Enforcement

In addition to providing billions of dollars for congestion relief, the Department of Transportation’s $67 billion fiscal 2008 budget proposal included millions of dollars for commercial vehicle safety.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Trucking Braces for Hours-of-Service Decision

In May 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a number of proposed changes to the existing hours-of-service rules — rules which, until this point, had remained virtually unchanged for 60 years.

February 14, 2007
Business, Safety

Winter Storm Causes Havoc From Midwest to East Coast

A winter blast of snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures created headaches for travelers across the Midwest Tuesday, pushing cars and tractor-trailer rigs off highways, the Associated Press reported.

February 13, 2007

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