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Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

STB Ruling Hits Rail Fuel-Surcharge Practices

The Surface Transportation Board ruled that freight railroads not calculate their fuel surcharges as a percentage of their base rates.

January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

C.H. Robinson’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Income Show Gains

Transportation and logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide's 2006 net income rose to $266.9 million or $1.53 a share, up from $203.4 million or $1.16 in 2005.

January 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Con-way’s 4Q Income Improves on Vector Sale

Transportation firm Con-way Inc. earned $82.4 million or $1.66 a share in the fourth quarter, up from $49.9 million or 90 cents a year earlier.

January 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Performance Transportation Services Emerges From Chapter 11

Automobile carrier Performance Transportation Services said late Monday it emerged from its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

January 30, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Quality Distribution Lowers Fourth-Quarter Forecast

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution lowered its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2006, due to lower seasonal demand.

January 29, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW President Says Slowdown Not Expected for ’07 Sales

The president of trucking software provider TMW Systems said he does not expect a slowdown in sales this year, even as some trucking companies face a downturn in demand for freight-hauling services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

E&MU: Coping With ’07 Emission Systems

The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Index Rebounds in December, Rising 3.9%

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index jumped 3.9% in December, following a 3.6% downturn in November.

January 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

I-90 Reopened in Pennsylvania After 50-Vehicle Crash

State police said wreckage from a 50-vehicle chain-reaction crash was cleared and a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 90 east of Erie, Pa., was reopened shortly after 3 a.m. local time following a big snowstorm, the Associated Press reported.

January 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Swift Reports Lower 4Q Earnings; Full-Year Profit Rises

Truckload carrier Swift Transportation Co. said late Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit fell from a year earlier due to a “soft freight environment.”

January 25, 2007