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Security & Safety Briefs — March 8 - March 14

FMCSA Names Safety Committees • Highway Watch Debuts Online Training • Insurance Co. Not Liable in Conn. Crash

March 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Interest Groups Fault FMCSA on Truck Safety

A coalition of trucking safety groups issued a report this week giving poor grades to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for failing to do enough to reduce large truck-related fatalities.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Public Citizen Sues FMCSA Over Mexican Truck Plan

Safety-watchdog group Public Citizen said Tuesday it sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on behalf of a highway safety organization to compel the agency to release information about recent decision to allow Mexican trucks onto U.S. highways.

March 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Interpool Reports Higher Profit for 2006

Interpool Inc., a maker of shipping containers and chassis for intermodal container transportation, reported its 2006 net income rose, in part due to the sale of its container operating lease fleet.

March 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Proposes Emission Cuts for Train and Marine Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the first time sharp cuts in exhaust emissions from railroad locomotive and marine engines in a plan a spokesman said would “follow exactly the same pattern” as environmental regulations for truck engines.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

DOT Issues Daylight-Saving Time Reminder

The Department of Transportation issued a reminder that starting in 2007, daylight-saving time will begin three weeks earlier, starting this weekend.

March 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Trimac’s 4Q Income Dips; Full Year Improves

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund earned C$3.1 million or 8 cents per unit in the fourth quarter, down from C$5.7 million or 13 cents a year earlier.

March 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Fleet Size Grows 5.2% in 2006 as Carriers Stock Up

The number of heavy-duty trucks in use in the United States increased 5.2% to 3.51 million Class 8 commercial vehicles last year, as fleet owners stocked up on new trucks and kept more old vehicles in service, market research firm R.L. Polk & Co. said.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

DOT: Border Plan to Involve Fewer Than 1,000 Mexican Trucks

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters told a congressional panel Thursday that DOT expects the pilot program involving allowing trucks from Mexico to U.S. roads will involve fewer than 1,000 trucks.

March 8, 2007
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Climbs 8.6% for Week

Rail intermodal levels rose 8.6% last week but carload traffic continued a downward trend in falling 5%, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

March 8, 2007