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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Canadian Provinces Nearing Accord on Speed Limiters, OTA Says

The Ontario Trucking Association said that a joint meeting this week of the Ontario and Quebec government cabinets moved them closer to accord on trucking issues such as implementing speed limiter legislation and allowing for longer combination vehicles.

June 4, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

GM Closing Four North American Plants

General Motors Corp. is closing four North American truck and sport utility vehicle plants, in light of high fuel prices that are pushing consumers to smaller vehicles, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

June 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Seeks Proposals to Fight Border Congestion

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Department of Transportation said Monday it is requesting proposals for innovative new approaches to reduce traffic tie-ups at some of the nation’s most congested border crossings.

June 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Improves, But Still Shows Contraction

U.S. manufacturing levels improved in May but continued to show contraction, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

June 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Xpress Completes Pinner Purchase

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises said its Xpress Global Systems subsidiary finalized its purchase of Pinner Transportation. Terms were not released.

June 2, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris Reports Higher Income for Quarter, Fiscal Year

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, reported its fiscal fourth-quarter profit improved from a year ago.

June 2, 2008
Business, Safety

Tonnage Up 2% in April for Sixth Consecutive Month

U.S. truck tonnage rose 2% in April from a year ago, the sixth straight increase in monthly volumes, according to a preliminary report from American Trucking Associations.

June 2, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel Soars Another 22.6¢ to Record $4.723

Diesel continued to soar last week, jumping 22.6 cents to put the national average retail price at an unprecedented $4.723 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy.

June 2, 2008
Fuel, Government, Business, Safety

Bill Would Require Ships to Use Clean Fuel

Emissions from cargo ships would be reduced under legislation that passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the Associated Press reported.

May 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Rises 1.5%

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico rose 1.5% in March from a year earlier, though imports by truck fell, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

May 29, 2008