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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • TORONTO— About 700 ground crew workers have gone on strike at Toronto's airport, the busiest airline hub in Canada. The unionized workers at Pearson International Airport walked out Thursday night after rejecting a contract offer from Swissport, a company that services 30 airlines at the airport including Sunwing, Air Transat, Air France and British Airways.

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— The trucking company linked to the recent deadly human smuggling case in Texas had promoted itself as an American success: a family firm whose hard-working drivers helped keep the U.S. economy running. The driver, 60- year-old James "Bear" Bradley Jr., has told investigators that he was unaware any immigrants were in the trailer, saying he heard their...

  • TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $1.6 million. The Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- An influential U.S. House committee on Thursday approved a revised bipartisan bill on a 54-0 vote that would speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles. Automakers and technology companies believe chances are good Congress will approve legislation before year end.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A suspect is in custody in the death of a woman during a domestic dispute on a cruise ship in U.S. waters off Alaska, the FBI in Anchorage said late Wednesday. FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier had no other details ahead of a scheduled Thursday news conference at which the U.S. attorney's office plans to announce charges.

  • An FBI spokeswoman in Anchorage says a suspect is in custody in the death of a woman on a cruise ship in U.S. waters off of Alaska. Princess Cruises says a 39- year-old Utah woman died Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess following a domestic dispute. The office says the news conference will include representatives of the FBI and the Coast Guard, agencies that were...

  • PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $18 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 25 cents per share. Knight Transportation shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship led to the death of a 39- year-old Utah woman, and the FBI was investigating what happened in U.S. waters off Alaska, the agency said Wednesday. Company spokeswoman Negin Kamali declined to provide any other details about the case, including the woman's name, and referred questions to the FBI.

  • MEXICO CITY— The Mexican national truckers' association says highway robberies of freight trucks are "out of control" and calls the nation's roads "a no-man's land." The National Chamber of Freight Transport says its members have been "seriously affected by an unstoppable wave of robbery taking over the country's roads. The problem is especially prevalent...

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $456,000. Patriot Transportation shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Patriot Transportation, Earnings Report.

  • TORONTO, July 26- Canada's main stock index was little changed in morning trade on Wednesday, as losses for railway stocks were offset by gains among natural resource companies. Grocery chain operator Lowbaw's Cos Ltd fell 4.3 percent to C $68.39 after barely beating profit expectations, while electronics manufacturer Celestica Inc lost 4.1 percent to C...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram:. Twelve-year-old Evelyn Sanchez tells Sacramento television station KTLX a tire blew out and there was nothing her 18- year-old sister, Obdulia Sanchez, could have done to prevent the fatal crash. The California Highway Patrol says investigators will examine...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's governor is headed to Washington to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao amid New York City's ongoing transit troubles. The problems have brought about calls for greater federal transit funding, as well as finger pointing between Cuomo and Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over whether the city or state should...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Covenant Transportation Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 8 cents per share. Covenant Transportation shares have declined 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it may revise auto fuel efficiency requirements starting with the 2021 model year, a year earlier than previously disclosed, and could adopt lower standards through 2025.. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group representing General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram:. Police say 18- year-old Obdulia Sanchez was driving the car Friday when it veered onto the shoulder of a road about 75 miles northwest of Fresno. In the backseat were Seja and Sanchez's 14- year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, who was ejected from the car and killed...

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it may revise auto fuel efficiency requirements starting with the 2021 model year, a year earlier than previously disclosed, and could adopt lower standards through 2025.. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group representing General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor...

  • July 25- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it may revise the 2021 model year fuel efficiency requirements as it reviews the Obama administration vehicle emissions rules a year earlier than previously disclosed. In March, President Donald Trump ordered a review of U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards from model year 2022 through 2025.

  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS IT MAY REVISE THE 2021 MODEL YEAR FUEL EFFICIENCY STANDARDS.

  • DUBAI, July 25- Saudi Arabia has hired Goldman Sachs to manage the sale of a stake in Riyadh airport, the first major privatization of an airport in the kingdom, three sources familiar with the matter said. The Saudi Civil Aviation Holding plans to sell a minority stake in Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport, the sources said, without providing a timeframe...