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Government, Business, Safety

Passport Rule Pushed Back to 2008

The Bush administration will delay a rule that Americans must present passports when crossing the U.S. border by land or sea, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Coalition Criticizes FMCSA Over Mexican Trucks Plan

A coalition of groups led by Public Citizen and the Teamsters union said Wednesday that the Department of Transportation was ignoring federal safety laws in implementing a pilot program that would allow Mexican trucks to travel throughout the United States.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2007
Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: SafeStat Scores, Hypermiling

These letters appear in the June 18 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

SafeStat Scores

June 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

N.Y. Gov. Sees Passage of Congestion Fee

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A proposed plan to charge fees on vehicles entering New York’s business district could win approval from state lawmakers as soon as Thursday, according to Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Bloomberg News reported. (Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.)

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2007
Business, Safety

1Q Driver Turnover Rates Rise

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Driver turnover rates rose in the first quarter at both large truckload and less-than-truckload carriers, while the rate fell modestly for smaller truckload carriers, according to new American Trucking Associations data.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 18, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Analyst Lowers 2Q Outlook

Bruce Andrew Peters

An analyst with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. lowered the second-quarter and full-year earnings estimates on 13 freight companies — including 12 trucking companies — citing continued softness in the transportation market, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 18, 2007
Business, Safety

ATA Reorganizes Highway Watch Program

American Truck Associations has announced a reorganization of the management of the Highway Watch program.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 18, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Democrats Demand Action on ‘Hot’ Fuel

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats said steps need to be taken to ensure that U.S. consumers are not getting shortchanged by “hot” fuel, but representatives of the fuel retailing industry said adjusting sales by temperature was unnecessary and would hurt small businesses.

June 18, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

iTECH: Capturing Data for Electronic Driver Logs

By Stephen Bennett, Contributing Writer

June 18, 2007

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