April 24, 2012 |
The American Trucking Assn. said that it expects the industry to haul more freight than it did last year, but it added that the pace of growth would probably be slower than it was in 2010 and 2011. The association is the nation's biggest trade organization for the trucking industry, with affiliates in each of the 50 states. In 2010 and 2011, freight tonnage grew by 5.8%, but this year the Trucking Assn. is expecting growth of slightly less than 3%. Bob Costello, chief economist for the ATA said that the trucking industry's performance during the first quarter "was reflective of an economy that is growing, but growing moderately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 |
Two freight trains apparently collided head-on Tuesday afternoon near the 40 Freeway in San Bernardino County, fire officials say. No injuries were reported in the accident near mile marker 47 by Ludlow, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. The cargo was produce, and there were no reports of hazardous materials, fire officials say. Some railroad ties were ablaze. The crash was reported shortly before 3 p.m. No other details were immediately available. ALSO: DA seeks victims of medic accused of groping patient Councilman Huizar says affair with former aide was 'huge mistake' USC law school to offer online master's program for students abroad Twitter: @LAJourno firstname.lastname@example.org
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2012 |
Los Angeles may be one of the first global cities to adopt a new electric freight trucking system, unveiled by electrical engineering giant Siemens Corp. last week at the 26th Electric Vehicle Symposium, or EVS26. The new technology, called eHighway, is a highway electrification system that uses overhead electrical wires to transmit energy to freight trucks in select vehicle lanes, similar to modern-day streetcars. “Most people think about cars when they think of vehicle emissions, but the reality is it's freight trucks,” said Daryl Dulaney, chief executive of North American infrastructure and cities sector for Siemens.
January 3, 2010 |
More than 4,000 miles of train tracks stretch through California, winding up the blustery Cajon Pass and snaking through the desert surrounding Barstow. Those tracks could be seeing a lot more traffic in the next few years as trains loaded with Chinese-made toys, electronics and clothing roll eastward, connecting West Coast ports with cities across the U.S. Warren Buffett is a believer. In November, the world's second-richest man paid $34 billion for railroad giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.
January 22, 1986 |
A freight derailment Tuesday night knocked out power to hundreds of homes, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the train mishap, the cause of which had not yet been determined.
February 10, 2009 |
FedEx Corp., the second-largest U.S. package-delivery company, is eliminating 900 jobs in its freight unit because of declining demand and "aggressive" pricing by rivals. The cuts, equal to 2.6% of FedEx Freight's 35,000 employees, are in addition to 540 jobs trimmed at the unit late last year and 650 at FedEx's Office unit, a spokeswoman said. Paring the payroll deepens the retrenchment to cope with what FedEx calls the worst economic conditions in its 35-year history. FedEx, which is based in Memphis, Tenn.