Monthly Archives: April 2013

ATA, Transportation Groups React Positively to DOT Nominee Foxx

4/30/2013 10:20:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Transportation stakeholder groups, including American Trucking Associations, reacted positively to President Obama’s announcement Monday that he has picked Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next transportation secretary. “I’d like to congratulate Mayor Foxx on his nomination as transportation secretary and [...]

FMCSA Eliminates Redundant Regulation on Interstate Truck and Bus Drivers, State Licensing Offices

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/affairs/index.html<!--DOT xx-13--> Friday, April 26, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA Eliminates Redundant Regulation on Interstate Truck and Bus Drivers, State Licensing Offices. U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it has eliminated [...]

Daimler Begins Production of New Transmissions

4/29/2013 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Howard S. Abramson/TTGAGGENAU, Germany — Full production of Daimler Trucks’ first automated manual transmission for the North American market began here Monday at the company’s machining and assembly plants around this city as officials and journalists toured the facilities. The engines are [...]

FMCSA’s “Operation Quick Strike” Shuts Down Georgia-based 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 21-13 Friday, April 26, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 FMCSA's "Operation Quick Strike" Shuts Down Georgia-based Passenger Carrier WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Tucker, Ga.-based passenger [...]

Echo Global Logistics’ Profit Declines

4/26/2013 10:30:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Echo Global Logistics said its first-quarter profit fell from a year ago, but its revenue improved. Echo’s net income declined to $3 million, or 13 cents per share, from $3.3 million, or 15 cents, a year ago. Net revenue climbed 17.7% to [...]

U.S. Department of Transportation Declares N.C. Truck Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 22-13 Friday, April 26, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Declares N.C. Truck Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's [...]

Saia’s First-Quarter Income Rises

4/26/2013 10:45:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said Friday its first-quarter profit increased on improved operational efficiencies. Net income increased to $9.2 million, or 55 cents per share, from $5.5 million, or 34 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 1.9% to $274 million. Saia is [...]

Fourth-Quarter GDP Revised Up to 2.5%

4/26/2013 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet  Print This   The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5% annual rate in the fourth quarter, a faster pace than previously estimated, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The gross domestic product rate was revised upward from last month’s 0.4% gain. Prior to that, Commerce had [...]

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Four Trucking Companies to Cease Operating

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/briefing-room.html FMCSA 20-13 Thursday, April 25, 2013 Contact: Duane DeBruyne Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Four Trucking Companies to Cease Operating FMCSA finds companies reincarnated an out-of-service truck companyWASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor [...]

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