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March 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Ambassador Bridge Plans to Be Reviewed by Michigan DOT

The owner of the bridge that connects Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, has applied for $1 billion in U.S. bonds to help pay for a new twin span, and the state agency that will help make that decision is a chief competitor in building a new bridge, the Detroit News reported.

March 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Security & Safety Briefs

Con-way Exec Named to FMCSA Safety Committee • Ford Recalls Medium-Duty Trucks • Ontario Trucking Sets Plan to Recover Stolen Cargo

March 28, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Companies Use Tracking Technology for Electronic Cargo Security

Many manufacturers provide trucking companies with products that use Global Positioning System satellites to help manage their logistics more seamlessly, but have now found an additional use for the technology.

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims

NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Apollo Sues EGL Over Buyout Bid; Boosts Offer to $41 a Share

Apollo Management Group, which has bid to buy transportation firm EGL Inc., has sued EGL and its board to prevent EGL’s sale to a group of investors led by its chief executive officer, Bloomberg reported.

March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Truck Tonnage Index Declines 1.7% from Feb. ’06

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index for February fell 1.7% from the same month a year ago, marking the eighth straight year-to-year decline, ATA said late Monday.

March 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Driver Turnover Falls at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers dropped 13 percentage points last year — the first decline since 2001 — while it rose by an identical percentage at smaller truckload carriers, according to a survey produced by American Trucking Associations.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Gasoline Price Rose 5.6 Cents in Past Two Weeks, Lundberg Says

Average U.S. retail gasoline prices rose 5.6 cents in the past two weeks to about $2.61 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

March 26, 2007