Monthly Archives: March 2013

EPA Proposes New Gasoline Rule

3/29/2013 11:45:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Larry Smith/Trans PixsThe Environmental Protection Agency Friday unveiled a proposal for a new regulation aimed at reducing the content of sulfur and other smog-forming compounds in gasoline. EPA estimates the rule, which would tighten emissions standards beginning in 2017, would increase gas [...]

Intermodal Traffic Rises 1.4% for Week

3/29/2013 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Tom Biery/Trans PixsU.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 1.4% to 235,641 units last week over the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said. Year-to-date, intermodal traffic rose 6.2% to 2.9 million units over the same period last year. Railroad [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down Atlanta-based Trucking Company Southern Transportation, Inc.

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 16-13 Friday, March 29, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Shuts Down Atlanta-based Trucking Company Southern Transportation, Inc. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today shut down Atlanta-based trucking [...]

Virginia Port Terminals Vote Against Privatization

3/29/2013 8:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners voted unanimously this week to end any consideration of privatizing operations at its terminals. The authority has been reviewing operations for the past year and a half at the request of Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), [...]

Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc., Ordered to Cease All Operations

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 15-13 Thursday, March 28, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 Fung Wah Bus Transportation, Inc., Ordered to Cease All Operations WASHINGTON - An investigation by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has [...]

Natso Selects Tom Heinz as Chairman

3/28/2013 8:15:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Natso, which represents truck stops and other groups, said it has selected Tom Heinz, president of Coffee Cup Fuel Stop Convenience Stores, as its 2013 chairman of the board. Heinz, who succeeds Darrin Flitton, previously served Natso’s board of directors and was [...]

Comcar to Adopt Bendix Safety Systems on 500 New Trucks

3/26/2013 12:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said Tuesday it has reached agreement with carrier and logistics firm Comcar Industries to put electronic stability control systems on 500 new trucks. Comcar is adding 500 International ProStar trucks to its fleet, all of which will be [...]

Georgia Ports’ Cargo Increases 6.9% in February

3/25/2013 4:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Stephen Morton/Georgia Ports AuthorityThe Georgia Port Authority said Monday total cargo in the state’s ports increased 6.9% in February over the same month last year. The port authority said it moved 2.27 million tons of freight in February and roll-on/roll-off cargo at [...]

FMCSA Orders Immediate Shut-Down of Bus Company Rimrock Stages; Declares Company to be an Imminent Hazard

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 14-13 Monday, March 25, 2013 Contact: Shashunga Clayton Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Orders Immediate Shut-Down of Bus Company Rimrock Stages; Declares Company to be an Imminent HazardWASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [...]

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