Safety
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Rebounds from Contraction

The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday its manufacturing index for December rose to 51.4 from a 49.5 reading, which had been the first contraction in more than three years.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

EGL’s CEO Offers to Take Company Private in $1.2 Bln. Buyout

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer James Crane and an investment firm offered to take the company private in a $1.2 billion buyout, the company said.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

HOS Rules in Canada Took Effect This Week

New Canadian hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers took effect Monday, but officials said it was not clear when most provinces would adopt and enforce them.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Letters to the Editor: 68 Miles Per Hour (Continued)

It looks like the only way the big companies can save face with shippers and receivers is to force smaller companies like us to downgrade our services to match their dysfunctional programs.

January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

ABF Freight System Expands Services to Central, Southern States

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said late Tuesday it has expanded its regional transportation network to include central and southern states.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

U.S. Border Remains Closed to Trucks From Mexico

The Department of Transportation went from being “very close” to opening the border with Mexico to trucks, to preparing a pilot project to allow such trucks to enter the country, to having the border shuttered indefinitely to Mexican truck traffic.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

N.D. Trucking Firm Lewis Transportation Closes Doors

Fargo, N.D., trucking firm Lewis Transportation, which has employees in at least seven states, is shutting down after 43 years of operation, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

BNSF Logistics Buys North Dakota 3PL Firm

BNSF Logistics said Tuesday it acquired third-party logistics firm Pro-Am Transportation Services, based in Jamestown, N.D. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

EPA Issues Guidelines for 2010 Engine Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency issued guidelines to engine manufacturers governing the use of new technology to meet 2010 emission standards. It also said it will approve pollution rules governing railroad emissions in 2007.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technology Briefs — Dec. 27 - Jan. 2

Tech Firm Trimble to Buy AtRoad for $417 Mln. • Trailer Bridge Joins EPA SmartWay Program • CN Gets RFID-Based Chassis Tracking System

January 2, 2007

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