Chrysler Reports $200mil loss in 4th Quarter

Posted in January 31st, 2011
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… but expects to be profitable this year. Their loans from the American and Canadian governments played their part, without which they are close to if not actually profitable. Ah, debt, that eternal foil…

More Snow In New Haven; Town Defeated

Posted in January 28th, 2011
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We’ve finally seen the limits of what the city government can do. After a month of weekly snowfalls, the battlements fell one by one, until New Haven stands before us whittled down to a flimsy network of paths that scrape along underneath craggy towers of snow, steering huddling residents to the corner shop. After the […]

President Committed to Transportation Investment

Posted in January 26th, 2011
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Of course the gap between political promise and action, but for all of us that drive on highways for commuting, pleasure or, as our auto transport trucking compatriots do daily, infrastructure spending is always welcome. We just hope it gets to where it belongs, for materials and labor, rather than for consultants! Read more on […]

Jersey Gov’t to Hold Blizzard Hearings, Florida Bridge in Repair

Posted in January 25th, 2011
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The State Legislature of New Jersey is planning to hold hearings into the bumbling response to the blizzard of two weeks ago. As feet of snow fell upon the state, the government was caught in the middle of other pursuits. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded in the snowdrifts and had to be towed off unplowed […]

Bombing at Moscow Airport highlights transportation concerns

Posted in January 24th, 2011
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A tragic scene is underway in Moscow today as a possible terrorist attack near the international departures area in terminal has killed at least 30 people. At Domodedovo airport near Moscow Monday afternoon there is suspected to have been a terrorist attack involving a shrapnel-laden bomb packing the power of upwards of 15 lbs of […]

New Rail Project in Detroit

Posted in January 21st, 2011
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Something’s being built in Detroit for a change. The Federal Transit Administration has approved $25 million towards a light rail system in the city, with the money coming from a transportation reinvestment fund established as part of the federal stimulus bill from 2009. Ironically considering the city’s claim to prominence, Detroit’s city fathers are relying […]

Idaho Opens Up to Huge Cargo

Posted in January 19th, 2011
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The Idaho Transportation Department said today that it has approved the shipment of two giant turbines through the state, on the way to their eventual destination at Canadian oil sand fields. The loads in question are three stories tall and the length of a football field. A cortege for a shipment like this includes several […]

Ford Considers the Future, and Trucking Companies Merge

Posted in January 19th, 2011
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Hybridcars.com reports that Ford is thinking ahead on congestion, sustainability and car ownership in the developing world. The company took advantage of the spotlight at the Detroit Auto Show to hold a startlingly honest discussion of the future of automotive transport in fast-growing urban areas. Sue Cischke, Ford’s Group Vice President of Sustainability, Environment and […]

GM Recalls Truck Axles

Posted in January 17th, 2011
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Well, that didn’t take too long. General Motors has lost a few plumes off its new post-recovery crest this week, after being forced to recall thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs due to a potential problem with the rear axle cross pin. When the recall was first announced in December, the company thought the […]

Weekly Wrap-up – Snow in NYC, Virginia Invests in Transport

Posted in January 14th, 2011
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New York Snow Update: Due to the consequences of giant mountains of snow descending upon our heads again, New York City alternate side parking regulations have been suspended on Friday, Jan. 14th and Saturday, Jan 15th. New York auto transport services are likely to be affected by the situation, since the snowdrifts at each road […]