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Intermodal Falls 4.4% for Week

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Rail intermodal traffic fell 4.4% for the week ended Saturday compared with the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

May 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Continues to Show Contraction

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index continued to show contraction in April, matching March’s reading, ISM said Thursday.

May 1, 2008
Business, Safety

Snow Closes I-70 Near Denver

Authorities closed westbound lanes of Interstate 70 west of Denver Thursday because of accidents caused by a spring snowstorm, the Associated Press reported.

May 1, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Secretary Peters Launches Blog

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has launched a blog at DOT, called the Fast Lane.

April 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Jumps 16.3%

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 16.3% in February from a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

April 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Trucking Could Gain Hazmat Business Under New DOT Rail Shipment Rules

Railroads are facing new federal regulations for shipments of highly hazardous materials, such as chlorine, that could drive more business to trucks.

April 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

TransForce Reports Dip in 1Q Income

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Wednesday its first-quarter net income was C$19.1 million, or 22 cents per unit, compared with C$20.9 million, or 24 cents, a year ago.

April 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Study Calls for More Infrastructure Spending

The United States needs to spend $170 billion more each year on transportation infrastructure to avoid a crisis in the next decade, according to a new study, Bloomberg reported.

April 30, 2008
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FAST Card Applications Now Being Taken Online

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency has implemented an online application for Free and Secure Trade, or FAST, cards through its Global Online Enrollment System, or GOES.

April 30, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

P.A.M. Takes $2.8 Million Loss in 1Q

Truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services said it lost $2.8 million, or 29 cents a share, in the first quarter, compared with net income of $1.3 million, or 12 cents, a year earlier.

April 29, 2008

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