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ISM Factory Index Shows Expansion in January

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index moved into positive territory and showed expansion in January, ISM said Friday.

February 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Fourth-Quarter Income Improves

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.3%, as its contract business improved.

February 1, 2008
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Fall for Week

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Rail carload and intermodal traffic fell for week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

February 1, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Climbs 8.6%

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 8.6% in November from a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.

January 31, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

New Border Security Rules Take Effect

New rules for the types of identification that U.S. and Canadian citizens must present to cross into the country took effect Thursday and authorities were optimistic the changes would not cause significant delays, the Associated Press reported.

January 31, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Improves

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income rose to $29 million, or 54 cents a share, from $28.7 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier.

January 31, 2008
Business, Safety

Halladay Honored with ATA’s Highest Award

American Trucking Associations said Wednesday it honored Bob Halladay with the S. Earl Dove Highway Award for his lifetime of dedication to the trucking industry.

January 31, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF, Teamsters Reach Labor Pact

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said Wednesday it has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor pact.

January 30, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

N.C. Court Rules for Trucking Company in Dispute Over Weight Limit Fines

A judge in North Carolina recently ruled in favor of a trucking company that sued the state for what it said were excessive fines assessed for minor weight limit permit violations.

January 30, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: HOS, Roundabouts, Infrastructure Panel

If there ever was a segment of the transportation industry that needed an overhaul, it’s trucking.

January 30, 2008

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