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Intermodal Traffic Drops 2.7% for Week

TT File Photo

Rail intermodal traffic fell 2.7% for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

April 3, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Improves, but Shows Contraction

The U.S. economy’s service showed continued contraction in March, but improved from February, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday.

April 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Menlo Boosts Use of SmartWay-Approved Carriers

Con-way Inc.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., said Thursday it is increasing its use of carriers approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program.

April 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Road Safe America Backs ATA in Call for Speed Governors

Safety advocacy group Road Safe America said it supports an effort by American Trucking Associations in urging the federal government to order the use of speed governors on heavy-duty trucks.

April 2, 2008
Business, Safety

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

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