Monthly Archives: December 2012

Intermodal Traffic Gains 10.2% for Week

12/28/2012 8:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Bruce Harmon/Trans PixsU.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 10.2% last week over the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said. Container traffic for the week ended Saturday rose 12.6% to 209,828 units, but trailer traffic fell 3.6% to 30,291 [...]

EPA Administrator Jackson to Leave Post

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, who was at the helm of the agency for its first-every greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency regulations for commercial trucks, is stepping down. "I want to thank President Obama for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced [...]

Chicago Manufacturing Activity Expands for Second Month

12/28/2012 10:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Manufacturing activity in the Chicago area expanded for a second month, the Institute for Supply Management-Chicago said Friday. ISM’s business index rose to a reading of 51.6, from 50.4 in November. Readings over 50 indicate expansion. Economists had forecast the index would [...]

Top 10 Trucking Stories & Trends from 2012, Part 1

Fuel shortages following Hurricane Sandy kept mobile fueling trucks busy following the storm. (FEMA photo) By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief As 2012 draws to a close, we bring you our picks for the top stories and trends of the past year, in Letterman-style reverse Top 10 order. 10. YRC Survives For the last several [...]

TTNews Closed for New Year’s Holiday

12/28/2012 3:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Transport Topics Online will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday. Please check back on Wednesday, Jan. 2, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news. Follow Transport Topics on RSS Twitter Facebook Tweet  Print This   [...]

Top 10 Most-Viewed Trucking Stories of 2012

All That's Trucking blog by Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief The most-viewed stories on Truckinginfo.com for 2012 were heavy on news from Washington, D.C., whether from the FMCSA or the halls of Congress, as well as from Lisle, Ill., where Navistar International is headquartered: 1. I-75 South Closed in NE Tennessee for About Two Weeks [...]

Roadrunner Buys Direct Connection Transportation

12/28/2012 10:45:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Roadrunner Transportation Systems said it has acquired Phoenix-based truckload carrier Direct Connection Transportation for about $1.3 million. Last year, Direct Connection generated about $8 million in revenue, Roadrunner said. “The DCT acquisition enhances our truckload service offering in the Southwest region due [...]

EPA Head to Resign in Early 2013

12/27/2012 12:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief, Lisa Jackson, will step down after four years with the agency, Bloomberg reported. During her time with the agency, Bloomberg reported, Jackson oversaw efforts to curb carbon-dioxide emissions including negotiating fuel-efficiency standards with truck and automobile makers. [...]

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Shut Down of Georgia-based Aglemoarge Services, Inc. Passenger Carrier

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 30-12 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Shut Down of Georgia-based Aglemoarge Services, Inc. Passenger Carrier WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) [...]

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