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Business, Safety, Government

Missouri Closes I-64 for Construction Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation shut down Interstate 64 on Jan. 2 and began the largest construction project in the agency’s history, the Associated Press reported.

January 14, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Deploys Bus Hybrid Systems in China

Parts and engine systems maker Eaton Corp. said Monday that it has formally introduced its first commercially available hybrid power system in China.

January 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Completes Lily Acquisition

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said Monday it completed its acquisition of Lily Transportation Corp., a trucking company based in Needham, Mass.

January 14, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Buying Geologic Enables Xata to Sell to For-Hire Carriers

Xata Corp.’s acquisition of fellow fleet technology provider GeoLogic Solutions gives the company its first real foothold for marketing information technology systems to for-hire trucking fleets, an executive with the Eden Prairie, Minn., firm said.

January 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

DHS Releases REAL ID Regulation

The Department of Homeland Security set a final rule for the REAL ID regulation, which would establish minimum security standards for state-issued drivers’ licenses and identification cards.

January 14, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

ATA, FMCSA Urge U.S. Court to Reject HOS Rule Appeal

ATA and FMCSA last week asked a federal court to reject the latest attempt to roll back key provisions of the federal driver-hours rule, the latest step in several years of litigation that observers predicted would keep the rule in flux until after President Bush leaves office next year.

January 14, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel to Back Fuel Tax Hike

The commission charged with examining the future of the national transportation system is set to recommend a significant increase in federal fuel taxes to Congress, according to wire service reports and other sources.

January 14, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment

YRC-Union Pact to Raise Pay, Give Carriers New Flexibility

YRC Worldwide’s proposed new contract with the Teamsters union raises wages by $2.20 an hour over five years, increases company pension payments, and sets up a new class of “utility employees” to perform more job duties in exchange for higher pay.

January 14, 2008
Business, Safety

Officials Reopen Stretch of I-4 in Florida

Florida officials reopened a stretch of Interstate 4 late Thursday that had closed earlier this week following a massive traffic pileup that killed four and injured dozens, the Bradenton (Fla.) Herald newspaper reported.

January 11, 2008
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Fall

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

Rail carload and intermodal traffic fell for last the first week of 2008 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said.

January 11, 2008