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Rail, Intermodal Traffic Drop

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Rail carload and intermodal traffic fell sharply for last week of 2007 compared with the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads said.

January 4, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

ATRI, FMCSA Co-Hosting Online Safety Forum Tuesday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute will co-host the latest in a series of national online forums that provide peer-to-peer industry insights on safety technologies on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

January 3, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Texas Transportation Commissioner Williamson Dies

Texas Transportation Commission Chairman and former longtime state lawmaker Ric Williamson died Sunday of an apparent heart attack, the Associated Press reported. He was 55.

January 3, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Sun Capital Unit Buys Mark IV Industries

Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners said Wednesday that one of its affiliates completed the acquisition of Mark IV Industries, a manufacturer of automotive and heavy-duty transportation technologies.

January 2, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: End the Game

It’s more than time for the ping-pong game that has enveloped the years-long drive to revamp the work rules for America’s truck drivers to be over.

January 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Contracts in December

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index contracted in December, ISM said Wednesday.

January 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Seeks Input on Congestion Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation asked private companies and governments to provide information on commercially available technologies that could be used to reduce congestion and improve the safety of the transportation system.

January 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close for New Year’s Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed through Friday for the New Year’s holiday. Please check back on Monday, Jan. 5, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

December 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Final EOBR Rule Will Include Larger Mandate than Original Proposal, FMCSA’s Hill Says

WASHINGTON — John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency’s final electronic onboard-recorders rule would include a larger mandate than the original proposal.

December 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

iTECH: Value of IT Managers Rises at Midsize Fleets

Recent innovations in information technology, such as the ability to harness the power of software applications over the Internet, are changing when and why trucking companies need on-site IT managers.

Susan L. Hodges | Contributing Writer
December 31, 2007

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