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Business, Safety, Government

Patriot Reports First-Quarter Loss

Patriot Transportation Holding took a fiscal first-quarter loss of $139,000 or 5 cents a share, compared with net income of $2.2 million or 69 cents a year earlier.

February 6, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

States Implementing Safety Measures as Federal Govt. Enforcement Lags

ATLANTA — Several states are planning or have approved motor carrier safety and environmental measures because federal regulators have failed to enforce their own regulations, a prominent transportation lawyer said in an update on regulatory and legislative matters at SMC3’s recent winter conference here.

February 6, 2008
Business, Safety

ATA Seeks Nominations for ’09-’10 America’s Road Team

American Trucking Associations said Wednesday it is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2009-2010 America’s Road Team.

February 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

PHH Arval Sets Partnership with Center for Transportation Safety

PHH Arval announced a strategic partnership Monday with the Center for Transportation Safety, a leading provider of risk management and training solutions for drivers, to enhance fleet safety.

February 5, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Contracts in January

The economy’s service sector contracted in January, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

February 5, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Bush Proposes $68 Billion for DOT’s ’09 Budget

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

President Bush proposed a $3.1 trillion fiscal 2009 budget on Monday that would give the Department of Transportation $68 billion, a $1 billion increase over last year’s request.

February 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

R.I. Checking Bridges in Inspections Program

Rhode Island transportation officials are checking the designs of 15 bridges in the state for a flaw that may have contributed to a fatal bridge collapse in Minneapolis last August, the Associated Press reported.

February 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Karmak Updates Its Management System

Karmak Inc., a software supplier for the trucking industry, said it has released a major update of its Legend business management system, designed solely for the heavy-duty trucking industry.

February 4, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Leaders Agree on Need for Unity to Address Key Issues

WASHINGTON — With an eye on the congressional debate next year over reauthorizing transportation legislation, leaders of American Trucking Associations agreed on the need for the industry to come together on key issues and established a task force to work on safety issues.

February 4, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Oberstar Criticizes Administration on Handling of Transport Issues

WASHINGTON — The Democratic chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in a speech to American Trucking Associations’ winter meeting here, delivered a scathing criticism of the Bush administration’s handling of transportation issues as he backed the report of a congressional commission that called for major federal spending on infrastructure funded by fuel-tax increases.

February 4, 2008

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