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FedEx Expands China Service

FedEx Express said Thursday it has made its next-business-day service available to customers throughout China.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

May Truck Tonnage Drops 3.6%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ advanced for-hire truck tonnage index for May fell to a six-month low and was down 3.6% from a year ago, ATA said Wednesday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

L.A. Truckers Run Convoy to Back Ports’ Emissions Plan

A convoy of 100 diesel trucks motored slowly along the Harbor Freeway from South Los Angeles to the Port of Long Beach Wednesday as part of a push for cleaner air and better working conditions for drivers, television station KTLA reported on its Web site.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

May Truck Tonnage Drops 3.6%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ advanced for-hire truck tonnage index for May fell to a six-month low and was down 3.6% from a year ago, ATA said Wednesday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Feds Order Recall of Chinese-Made Tires

Federal officials ordered a recall of tires made in China after their U.S. distribution company disclosed that the Chinese manufacturer had stopped including a safety feature that prevented tire treads from separating, the New York Times reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

DHS May Consider Secure Licenses for Border Crossings

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said DHS will consider allowing use of secure driver’s licenses as a means of identification at the U.S. border, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: SafeStat Scores, Seat Belts

We have had many examples of questionable DOT inspections — including two we had last month in Idaho on the same owner-operator’s tractor-trailer that were clean, but not Level 1s, which are the most thorough standardized inspections.

June 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

OOIDA, C.R. England Claim Partial Victory in Class-Action Suit

Truckload carrier C.R. England and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association each claimed partial victory after a federal district court ruled on a case involving federal truth-in-leasing regulations.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

July 4 Travel to Reach Record, AAA Says

Despite continued high gasoline prices, a record 41.1 million Americans are expected to travel during the July 4 holiday week, up 0.8% over last year, AAA said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Soot-Filter Makers Say Units Will Be Ready for Reefers Ahead of Calif. Retrofit Deadline

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the June 25 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

June 26, 2007

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