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Court Rebuffs Public Citizen on HOS Rule

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

A federal court has rejected a request by several advocacy groups, led by Public Citizen, seeking to overturn the interim hours-of-service rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last month.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Reports Fourth-Quarter Profit

Covenant Transportation Group earned $176,000, or 1 cent per share in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of $894,000, or 6 cents, a year earlier.

January 24, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Knight’s Fourth-Quarter Income Drops

Truckload carrier Knight Transportation’s fourth-quarter profit fell to $13.8 million, or 16 cents a share, from $18.9 million, or 23 cents, a year ago.

January 24, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Trucking Stocks Rebound Sharply

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Trucking and transportation stocks rose sharply Wednesday as the general stock market rebounded, news reports said.

January 24, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: HOS, Public Citizen, Fuel Prices, N.J. Turnpike, Fuel in New England

So, we were able to keep two important features of the hours-of-service rules in place — which should have been no surprise to any one.

January 24, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Railroads, Transport Union Reach Accord

U.S. freight railroads have reached a tentative contract with about 81,000 workers represented by the United Transportation Union, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

January 24, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Maine Suspends Some Weight Restrictions Due to Fuel Prices

Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) signed a bill to temporarily allow trucks hauling forest products to exceed state weight limits by 5% in hopes of helping them offset high fuel prices, the Associated Press reported.

January 23, 2008
Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Descartes Acquires Fluensee’s MobiTrac

Canadian Logistics software provider Descartes Systems Group said it has acquired Fluensee Inc.’s MobiTrac fleet management business.

January 22, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel Urges Infrastructure Overhaul

WASHINGTON — In a controversial report calling for huge new spending on the national transportation system, a congressional commission last week made several recommendations that would affect trucking, including new flexibility in the federal driver hours-of-service rule in congestion-prone areas.

January 21, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT’s Peters Disavows Commission’s Proposals

WASHINGTON — A congressional report calling for a huge new federal investment in transportation infrastructure financed by hefty tax increases brought sharp opposition from Republicans, including Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, who led the commission.

January 21, 2008

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