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Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 8 - Feb. 14

ATA Seeks Alerts to Fleets on Drivers’ CDLs • ATRI Seeking Input for Speed-Governor Survey • Idaho Eyes Raising Truck Speed Limit to 70 MPH • Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls 60,000 Trucks Overseas

February 14, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

FMCSA Seeks $528 Million to Boost Safety, Enforcement

In addition to providing billions of dollars for congestion relief, the Department of Transportation’s $67 billion fiscal 2008 budget proposal included millions of dollars for commercial vehicle safety.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Trucking Braces for Hours-of-Service Decision

In May 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a number of proposed changes to the existing hours-of-service rules — rules which, until this point, had remained virtually unchanged for 60 years.

February 14, 2007
Business, Safety

Winter Storm Causes Havoc From Midwest to East Coast

A winter blast of snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures created headaches for travelers across the Midwest Tuesday, pushing cars and tractor-trailer rigs off highways, the Associated Press reported.

February 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Forward Air Reports Flat Fourth-Quarter Profit

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, reported its fourth-quarter net income matched the previous year’s, at $12.2 million, while earnings per share climbed to 40 cents a share from 38 cents.

February 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Expeditors International Reports Lower 4Q Profit

Logistics firm Expeditors International of Washington on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter profits fell to $62.6 million or 28 cents a share, down from $74.3 million or 34 cents a year ago.

February 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Wisconsin Gov. Wants Oil Tax to Fund Transportation Needs

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) has proposed a new tax on oil companies to help raise needed funds for the state’s transportation projects, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

February 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Hub Group’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Earnings Rise

Third-party logistics provider Hub Group said late Monday it earned $13.5 million or 34 cents a share in the fourth quarter, up from $10.1 million or 25 cents a share for the same quarter a year earlier.

February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Boost Dividend 3 Cents to 21 Cents a Share in March

Ryder System said Monday its board approved a 3-cent increase in its dividend, boosting the payout to 21 cents a share.

February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Technology Briefs — Feb. 6 - Feb. 12

UniGroup Chooses TMW for Cellphone Communications • Corning Sees Growth in Diesel-Filters Unit • Xata’s First-Quarter Loss Narrows • Intermec Postpones 4Q Earnings Release

February 12, 2007

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