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Business, Safety, Government

Bill Davis Trucking Files Bankruptcy

Bill Davis Trucking, a truckload carrier based in Batesville, Ark., filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Act late last month.

November 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

House Panel Approves $2 Bln. to Toughen Bridge Inspection Standards

WASHINGTON — The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week approved a $2 billion plan to toughen bridge inspection standards and limit states’ ability to spend federal bridge funds on other projects.

November 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Mullen’s Third-Quarter Income Gains

Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group Income Fund’s third-quarter profit rose to C$38 million or 45 cents a share, from C$32.1 million or 45 cents a year earlier.

November 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s President Steps Down; Orris to Take Intermodal Post

Transportation and logistics firm Pacer International said Wednesday that its president, Tom Shurstad, is leaving the company and that its retired chief executive officer, Don Orris, will become president of its intermodal segment.

November 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Third-Quarter Productivity Jumps 4.9%

U.S. worker productivity rose at an annual rate of 4.9% in the third quarter, the most in four years, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

November 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Oil Tops $98 a Barrel

Edouard Gluck/Blooomberg News

Crude oil rose above $98 a barrel for the first time Wednesday as the dollar slid to a record low and analysts forecast U.S. stockpiles declined for a third week, Bloomberg reported.

November 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Opinion: Active Surveillance Can Be Tricky

Many carriers are still using those “How’s my driving?” decals featuring an 800 number the public can call to report a driver they consider unsafe.

November 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Fuel

SoCal Ports Set Plan to Ban Older Trucks

The Port of Long Beach said it is joining the Port of Los Angeles in setting a plan to bar older trucks from operating at the port, and approved a tariff structure that will gradually limit access to all but the cleanest vehicles.

November 6, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Soars 14.6¢ to Record $3.303; Gas Jumps Over $3

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel jumped to a new all-time high Monday, rising 14.6 cents over last week’s record to $3.303 a gallon, the Department of Energy said.

November 6, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Qualcomm System to Track Trucks in Cross-Border Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Monday that that starting later this month, trucks crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a new demonstration program will use satellite-based technology developed by Qualcomm Inc. to track trucks.

November 5, 2007

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