Safety
Business, Safety

March Truck Tonnage Rises 1.6%

After dropping for eight straight months, freight volumes rose 1.6% in March, American Trucking Associations said in a preliminary report.

May 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Freightliner Sets New ‘Cascadia’ Truck

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  Freightliner Trucks last week introduced a new heavy-duty over-the-road truck called “Cascadia” it said improves fuel efficiency by 3%.

May 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Declines 4¢ to $2.811

Diesel fuel fell 4 cents a gallon to $2.811 last week, its second straight decline, while the gasoline average posted its largest gain in just over a year, the Energy Department said.

May 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s Income Falls 41%

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Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s first-quarter net income plunged 41% to $14.4 million or 15 cents a share, from $24.4 million or 36 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 4, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

YRC Names USF Glen Moore CEO

YRC Regional Transportation said Thursday it named Gary Pruden president and chief executive officer of its USF Glen Moore unit.

Transport Topics
May 4, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

MAN’s Income Improves

German truck maker MAN reiterated its interest in a three-way association with Volkswagen and Swedish rival Scania, and boosted its 2007 forecast after a better-than-expected first quarter, Agence France Press reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

P.A.M.’s 1Q Income Slips

Truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services’ first-quarter net income fell to $1.3 million or 12 cents a share, from $5.2 million or 50 cents last year.

Transport Topics
May 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

House Sets Some Restrictions on Mexican-Trucks Plan

Mexican trucking companies would be barred from handling U.S. domestic shipments, under a bill approved by the House Transportation Committee, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Gains

The Institute for Supply Management’s services index rose to 56 in April from 52.4 in March, ISM said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Productivity Rises in First Quarter

First-quarter U.S. worker productivity rose 1.7%, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 3, 2007

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