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Transportation Services Index Falls, DOT Says

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

The Department of Transportation said Wednesday that its transportation services index for June fell 0.7% from May.

August 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Pacer's Earnings Decline in 2Q

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International on Wednesday said its second-quarter net income fell 13.8% to $12.5 million or 34 cents a share, from $14.5 million or 38 cents a year ago.

August 8, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Atlas Air’s Second-Quarter Earnings Rise

Air cargo company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said Wednesday it earned $43.2 million or $2.01 a share in the second quarter, up from $10.7 million or 51 cents a year ago.

August 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

WSDOT to Close Portions of I-5 North

The Washington Department of Transportation said it is preparing to close a 1.1 mile stretch of Interstate 5, a major highway leading to downtown Seattle, for a 19 day repair project.

August 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Nerve Agent Waste Transfers Okay to Proceed, Judge Says

A federal judge in Indiana has denied environmentalists' request that he block truck shipments of nerve agent waste from Newport Chemical Deport in the Western portion of the state to an incinerator in Texas, the Associated Press reported.

August 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Logistics

CSX Transportation, Kentucky to Cooperate on Rail Security

Freight railroad CSX Transportation said it has entered into an agreement with the state of Kentucky under which state law enforcement officials will be able to track the location of CSX trains and monitor the contents of the carrier’s railcars.

August 8, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: Repairing the HOS Rule

It’s unfortunate that the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted to vacate portions of the newest hours-of-service rule put forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

August 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Second-Quarter Productivity Rises 1.8%

Second-quarter U.S. worker productivity rose 1.8%, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

August 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Panel Gives EPA October Deadline to Rule on Calif. Carbon Emissions Request

Just weeks after Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson said he would delay ruling on California’s nearly 2-year-old request for approval to limit vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases until the end of the year, a Senate committee passed a bill directing him to decide by October.

August 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Telargo to Provide Telematics System for LeasePlan USA

Fleet management services firm Telargo Inc. said Monday it will provide telematics systems for vehicle leasing company LeasePlan USA, Alpharetta, Georgia.

August 7, 2007

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