Monthly Archives: December 2011

Intermodal Traffic Jumps 22.9% for Week

 UPDATED: 12/29/2011 3:20:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Tom Biery/Trans PixsU.S. intermodal traffic jumped 22.9% for the week ended Saturday from a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported. Container traffic soared 24.7% to 186,225 units, while trailer traffic fell 13.7% to 31,727 units, AAR said in its [...]

TTNews.com Closed for New Year’s Holiday

 UPDATED: 12/30/2011 2:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the New Year’s holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Jan. 3, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news. The main stories from the Jan. 2 print edition will be posted on the [...]

Happy New Year!

There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Friday, Dec. 30, or Monday, Jan. 2, due to the New Year's holiday. Printer Friendly Version Email This Story RSS Events: Related News12/30/2011 - Happy New Year! There will be no news posted on Truckinginfo.com Friday, Dec. 30, or Monday, Jan. 2, due to the New Year's holiday.... More [...]

Oil Holds Below $100 a Barrel

 UPDATED: 12/29/2011 3:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Jamie Rector/Bloomberg NewsOil rose slightly Thursday but held under under $100 a barrel, down from more than $101 earlier in the week, Bloomberg reported. Crude futures finsihed the trading day at $99.65, up 29 cents from Wednesday, on the New York [...]

Forget the evils of CO2. It’s actually an environmentally safe refrigerant, Carrier says

First NaturaLine units will be for use in temperature-controlled sea containers. Later, the CO2 concept might be used in trailer reefers. Tom Berg, Senior Editor The way that environmentalists bad-mouth carbon dioxide, it should be a four-letter word. Of course it is abbreviated to three characters - CO2. High concentrations of it in the atmosphere [...]

FMCSA Publishes Final HOS Rule in Federal Register

 UPDATED: 12/28/2011 12:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Following last week’s announcement, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its final hours-of-service rule in the Federal Register. Announced by FMCSA last Thursday, the final hours-of-service rule changes restart provisions while leaving in place an 11-hour limit per day [...]

Study: Early Cellphone Safety Studies Likely Overestimated Crash Risk

A Wayne State University study published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Epidemiology points out that two influential early studies of cellphone use and crash risk may have overestimated the relative risk of conversation on cellphones while driving. In this new study, Richard Young, Ph.D., professor of research in Wayne State University's Department [...]

Oil Climbs Over $101 a Barrel

 UPDATED: 12/27/2011 3:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Larry Smith/Trans PixsOil rose to more than $101 a barrel Tuesday mornning after taking its biggest gain in two months last week, Bloomberg reported. Crude futures rose $1.66 to finish the trading day at $101.34 a barrel on the New York [...]

Double Happyness Travel, Inc., Declared an Imminent Hazard and Ordered to Immediately Cease All Operations

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 38-11 Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Contact: Shashunga Clayton Tel: 202-366-9999 Double Happyness Travel, Inc., Declared an Imminent Hazard and Ordered to Immediately Cease All OperationsThe Pennsylvania bus company violated hours-of-service and drug and alcohol testing regulations WASHINGTON, DC [...]

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