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Intermodal Traffic Falls 1.1%

Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Rail intermodal traffic fell 1.1% for the week ended Saturday compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close for Memorial Day

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Please check back on Tuesday, May 26, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety

Ford Plans North American Production Cuts

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will cut North American vehicle production for the rest of this year and that it expects to break even next year, delaying a previous profit target, Bloomberg reported.

May 22, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA Urges Congressional Action on Drug, Alcohol Testing

American Trucking Associations Wednesday called on Congress to help the trucking industry to improve highway safety by supporting efforts to enhance drug and alcohol testing for the nation’s 3.4 million truck drivers.

May 21, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

UPS Moving Asia Air Hub to China

UPS Inc. said Wednesday it is moving its primary intra-Asia air hub to southern China, from the Philippines, to save money and reduce transit times across Asia.

May 21, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Complex Engines, Soaring Fuel Prices, 55-mph Speed Limit

The article concerning increasingly complex diesel engines theoretically can be translated directly into increased revenue for dealership maintenance shops, but there are a lot of “ifs” and “buts” surrounding these statements.

May 21, 2008
Business, Safety

Fed Grant Ending ATA’s Highway Watch Program

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $15.5 million trucking security grant to an Alexandria, Va., firm, effectively ending American Trucking Associations’ four-year-long Highway Watch program.

May 21, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Jevic Files for Bankruptcy Following Closure Notice

A day after it announced it would fold its business operations, Jevic Transportation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Bloomberg reported.

May 20, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Pa. Trucking Group Voices Concerns on Turnpike Lease

The head of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association said a plan backed by Gov. Ed Rendell (D) to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 75 years “does not meet the needs of the transportation community at large.”

May 20, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

No Correlation Between Safety, Length of Training, ATRI Says

A study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute found there is no correlation between the length of a training program and safety performance.

May 20, 2008

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