Monthly Archives: March 2013

FMCSA Warns Truckers to Use Truck-Specific GPS

3/11/2013 2:45:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun distributing cards to truck drivers warning them that using navigation GPS devices meant for smaller vehicles can be dangerous and could lead to trucks hitting low bridges. FMCSA posted its official recommendations on its [...]

Visor Card: Choosing the Right GPS

It is important to understand that not all navigation systems are the same. That is why it is critical for truck and bus drivers to use the right navigation system when operating a commercial truck or bus. By using a navigation system that does not provide important route restrictions, such as low bridge overpasses, the [...]

Westport’s Natural-Gas Engine Deliveries Rise 25% for Year

3/8/2013 10:10:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Westport Innovations Inc. said its natural-gas engine sales declined for the fourth quarter but rose 25% for the year on higher North American and international demand. Through a joint venture with engine maker Cummins Inc., engine shipments for the quarter fell 35% [...]

N.Y./N.J Port, Longshoremen Reach Tentative Agreement

3/8/2013 10:15:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Longshoremen and the Port of New York and New Jersey have reached a tentative six-year labor agreement, Reuters reported. Negotiations ended with a deal just before a Friday deadline, and a spokesman for the International Longshoremen’s Association said the deal was tentative, [...]

Editorial: The Shrinking Driver Pool

3/11/2013 8:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   This Editorial appears in the March. 11 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today. The word out of the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting last week is that freight capacity is already beginning to look pinched, even as the [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down Bus Company, Ming An, Inc., of New York City

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 09-13 Friday, March 8, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Shuts Down Bus Company, Ming An, Inc., of New York City WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today declared [...]

House Bill Would Continue Saturday Mail Delivery

3/7/2013 12:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would ensure that the U.S. Postal Service continues Saturday mail service for the rest of the fiscal year, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) said. The measure was part of a larger funding bill that [...]

Factory Orders Fall by Most in Five Months

3/6/2013 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Factory orders fell 2% in January, the biggest decline in five months, slowed by lower commercial aircraft orders, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The decline followed a revised 1.3% increase in December that was smaller than first reported. The January drop was [...]

TTNews Updates Limited Due to Snowstorm

3/6/2013 8:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Transport Topics’ Arlington, Va., offices are closed due to Wednesday’s snowstorm. News updates will be limited due to the storm and TT will resume full operations as soon as possible. . Follow Transport Topics on RSS Twitter Facebook Tweet  Print This   [...]

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