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Eric Miller Transport Topics November 19, 2014 View the original piece The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does not expect to publish its final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices for carriers until Sept. 30, 2015, the agency said in its November significant rulemakings report. The rule would not be effective until two years after it is finalized. Other regulatory projections affecting truckers: • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will...

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Freight Groups Ask White House for West Coast Port Talks Mediator

Rip Watson Transport Topics November 12, 2014 View the original piece More than 100 groups that are concerned about the direction of newly contentious West Coast port contract talks asked President Obama to name a federal mediator to foster a settlement. “While the parties to the negotiation stated earlier this year that they would continue operations throughout the negotiations, we have seen crisis levels of congestion at the ports since September,” said the letter signed...

Rate hikes, more tonnage boost net income, revenue at ArcBest

The City Wire Staff The City Wire November 03, 2014 View the original piece Third quarter net income for Fort Smith-based ArcBest was $19.618 million, well ahead of the $13.982 million in the same quarter of 2013, and thanks in large part to an almost 10% gain in ABF Freight revenue. Per share earnings of 72 cents missed the consensus estimate of 75 cents. Excluding a one-time charge for a pension settlement, the per share...
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