Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Nation
Study warns of tanker terrorist threat; truckers say industry prepared

Study warns of tanker terrorist threat; truckers say industry prepared

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A recent study for the Department of Homeland Security urges the government and trucking to tighten security in order to prevent terrorists from using gasoline tankers as weapons — a report made timely by the February attack on a federal office building by a suicide pilot. Industry representatives, however, say tanker safety has always been a priority, and the safeguards in place since 9/11 have proved effective.

2009 safest year ever for freight rail, group says

2009 safest year ever for freight rail, group says

WASHINGTON — The Association of American Railroads recently said that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low levels last year.

Magazine rates roads, talks to truckers about 4-wheelers

Magazine rates roads, talks to truckers about 4-wheelers

NEW YORK — In a special report in its April issue, Reader’s Digest reveals the best, worst and deadliest roads in America, and — based on truckers’ reports — exposes the risks drivers pose to themselves and others.

LaHood says DOT ending favoring motorized transportation over non-motorized

LaHood says DOT ending favoring motorized transportation over non-motorized

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced a “sea change,” but it has nothing to do with water.

Diesel price continues upward climb to $2.924

Diesel price continues upward climb to $2.924

WASHINGTON — The weekly retail on-highway diesel prices rose for the fourth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Today’s average was up $0.020 per gallon, to $2.924 a gallon, which was up $0.907 from one year ago.

ATA seeks nominations for 2011-2012 Road Team

ATA seeks nominations for 2011-2012 Road Team

ARLINGTON, Va.— The American Trucking Associations today announced that it is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2011-2012 America’s Road Team.

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