Monthly Archives: March 2013

More Than 70,000 Expected at MATS This Week

3/18/2013 10:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   More than 70,000 trucking industry professionals from around the world are expected to attend this week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The annual trucking show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, and the Kentucky State [...]

Intermodal Traffic Rises 4% for Week

3/15/2013 10:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Port of TacomaU.S. rail intermodal traffic rose 4% to 235,174 units last week over the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said. Year-to-date, intermodal traffic rose 7.2% to 2.4 million units over the same period last year. Railroad [...]

Industrial Production Rises by Most in Three Months

3/15/2013 10:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Industrial production rose by 0.7% in February, the most in three months, the Federal Reserve said Friday. The gain in output at factories, mines and utilities followed an unchanged reading in January that was originally reported as a 0.1% dip. The reading [...]

FMCSA Offers Some Farmers HOS Exemption

3/15/2013 10:05:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   A rule published Thursday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expands the distance that drivers hauling agricultural products, livestock, machinery or supplies to or from farms can travel under the hours-of-service exemption for the agriculture industry. The new rule allows drivers [...]

Insurance Group Says Tests Raise Concerns About Trailer Underride Guards

3/14/2013 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that its tests show potential weaknesses in current underride guards on tractor-trailers. Testing guards that meet both U.S. regulations and stricter Canadian regulations showed the possibility for cars to sustain more damage in certain [...]

Statement of FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro Before the Subcomittee on Highways and Transit Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives

STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE ANNE S. FERRO, ADMINISTRATOR FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IMPLEMENTING MAP-21: PROGRESS REPORT FROM U.S. DOT MODAL ADMINISTRATORS MARCH 14, 2013Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member DeFazio, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank [...]

Longshoremen, Ports Reach Agreement, Federal Mediator Says

3/13/2013 4:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The International Longshoremen’s Union and port operators at East and Gulf coast ports have approved an agreement that clears the way for ratification of a six-year labor pact, a federal mediator said Wednesday. The agreement between the ILA and the U.S. Maritime [...]

FMCSA Declares Massachusetts Bus Company, Santana Busline, Inc., to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety; Ordered to Cease Unauthorized Passenger Service

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 10-13 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Declares Massachusetts Bus Company, Santana Busline, Inc., to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety; Ordered to Cease Unauthorized Passenger Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department [...]

YRC Proposes Network Consolidations

3/12/2013 2:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   YRC FreightYRC Freight has sent the Teamsters union a change-of-operations plan that proposes to close 29 terminals and move freight through other facilities. The less-than-truckload carrier said Tuesday the proposed changes will be “another step in its efforts to continuously improve customer [...]

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