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Railroad Accident Reports Now Available Online

The Federal Railroad Administration said it is making its investigation reports of major train accidents and other incidents available online for the first time.

April 2, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

NYC Council Passes Congestion-Fee Measure

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The New York City Council approved a proposal to charge drivers “congestion fees” in central Manhattan for the busiest times of the day, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

April 1, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Truckers Stage Some Slowdowns Over Diesel Prices

Truckers slowed to as low as 20 miles per hour on the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday, clogging the roadway as part of a nationwide protest against surging diesel fuel prices, Bloomberg reported.

April 1, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Estes Becomes TSA-Security Compliant for Air Cargo

Less-than-truckload carrier Estes Express Lines, Richmond, Va., said Monday it has become one of the first major LTL carriers to become Security Compliant with the Transportation Security Administration.

April 1, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Wash. State to Close Lanes on I-5 Near Bellingham

A stretch of Interstate 5 near Bellingham, Wash., will be reduced to as low as one lane on weeknights starting this week, and on weekends later this month, the Washington State Department of Transportation advised.

April 1, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Smid to Succeed Skarka as President of Yellow Transportation

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide said Monday that Maynard Skarka is retiring as president of Yellow Transportation and will be replaced by Mike Smid, president of YRC’s North American Transportation unit.

April 1, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Improves, But Still Shows Contraction

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index contracted in March but improved slightly from February, ISM said Tuesday.

April 1, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Jumps 7.4%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 7.4% in January from a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Monday.

March 31, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Oberstar Seeks $500 Billion for Transportation Projects

Bloomberg News

The chairman of the transportation committee of the U.S. House of Representatives wants Congress to increase the funding available for highway and infrastructure projects to about $500 billion, almost twice the current allocation, Bloomberg reported.

March 31, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Fuel Efficiency in Spotlight at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Talk of fuel efficiency and reduced engine emissions largely displaced glitz and chrome at center stage at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 31, 2008

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