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C.H. Robinson’s 4Q Profit Improves

Transportation and logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s fourth-quarter profit rose to $85.3 million, or 49 cents a share, from $71.8 million, or 41 cents, a year ago.

January 29, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Oberstar Criticizes NTSB on I-35W Bridge

Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, last week criticized the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for suggesting a design flaw was a key factor in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

January 29, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Trucks, Autos Facing Higher Tolls, Paper Says

Drivers around the country will see big hikes in toll fees this year for roads, bridges and tunnels, USA Today reported Monday.

January 28, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Con-way TL Selects Qualcomm as New Communications System

Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload, said the carrier will replace its Geologic mobile communications equipment with Qualcomm’s OmniVision system.

January 28, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Johnson Refrigerated Develops System for Automatic Defrost on Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies said that it has developed an automatic defrost option for its fiberglass truck bodies that is “100% automatic, requires zero man-hours [and] no water.”

January 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Court Rejects Hours of Service Challenge

A federal court rejected a request that it overturn the driver hours-of-service rule retaining controversial longer driving times that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued last month.

January 28, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

December Truck Tonnage Rises 1.4%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Truck tonnage in December rose 1.4% from a year ago, American Trucking Associations said in its seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index.

January 25, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris Reports Higher 3Q Income

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

January 25, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Florida Banning Trucks from Left Lane of Turnpike Stretch

Florida officials are banning trucks from the left lane of a 40-mile stretch of the Florida Turnpike in South Florida starting Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

January 25, 2008
Business, Safety

Trucking Carried More Than 10 Billion Tons of Freight in ’06, ATA Says

The U.S. trucking industry hauled more goods than ever before in 2006, the American Trucking Associations said Friday.

January 25, 2008

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