Daily Transportation and Logistics News – Apr. 25, 2011

LaHood: Air traffic controllers have ‘personal responsibility’

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks out about the issues with air traffic controllers falling asleep while on duty and the high-speed rail debate that continues to pop up all over the nation. He likened the high-speed rail project to that of the Interstate highway system in the Eisenhower Administration and stated that a transportation bill is a jobs bill.

NTTC Supports Mandatory Electronic Logging Devices

The National Tank Truck Carriers announced that they are in full support of the mandatory electronic logging devices, or EOBRs as many call them, for documentary compliance with hours of service rules. This comes after the National Private Truck Council, Truckload Carriers Association and the American Trucking Associations have all done the same.

Looking back at NASSTRAC

Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management, discusses what he saw during this year’s NASSTRAC 2011 conference. Included in this year’s topics were HOS, CSA, capacity, infrastructure, fuel prices and much more.

Strategic Intelligence Report: Truckers Running on Fumes

In a report produced by Mike McDermott, he discusses the effects that high oil prices, inefficiencies, issues with equities and vulnerability to investor decisions can have on the trucking industry.

Japan to Launch Ship Radiation Checks April 28

On Thursday, Japan will begin conducting radiation checks on all ships and containers leaving three main international ports around Tokyo. This will account for about 40 percent of foreign trade containers leaving Japan.

ATA data points to increased driving turnover and hiring numbers

Recent data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) suggests that data pointing to increasing driver hiring and turnover translates into signs of an economic recovery.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst