Dirt Diggers Digest Guide to Strategic Corporate Research - Part IV

Dirt Diggers Digest Guide to Strategic Corporate Research

By Philip Mattera
Director of the Corporate Research Project and Publisher of the Dirt Diggers Digest

new edition published September 2014
Part I  Part II  Part III

 

PART IV. INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC SOURCES

A. MULTI-INDUSTRY

Directories and Data Sources: Brands and Their Companies, Business Insights: Global, Census Bureau Current Industrial ReportsEconomic Census Industrial Concentration Ratios, Encyclopedia of American Industries, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, First Research, Hoover's Industry Analysis, Industrial Info Resources, Market Share Reporter, MarketResearch.com, Mergent Manuals, ReportLinker, S&P Industry Surveys, Thomasnet, Websters Online

Trade Associations: Encyclopedia of Associations, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, National Trade and Professional Associations Directory

Trade Publications: Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Special Issues database

Labor Unions: Directory of U.S. Labor Organizations, Global Unions

Watchdog Groups: Business Ethics Network, Center for Corporate Policy, Center for Effective Government, Center for Strategic Research (AFL-CIO), Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Corporate Accountability International, Corporate Campaign Inc., Corporate Ethics International, Corporate Research Project, Corporate Watch, CorpWatch, Data Center, Environment America, Environmental Action, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, GoodGuide, Good Jobs First, Greenpeace, Institute for Policy Studies, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Labor Research & Action Network, Natural Resources Defense Council, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SOMO, Union of Concerned Scientists, U.S. PIRG, Western Organization of Resource Councils

Regulatory Agencies: Federal Regulatory Directory, Violation Tracker

Access to Disclosure Forms: Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, USA.gov

 

B. AEROSPACE AND MILITARY CONTRACTING

Directories and Data Sources: Defense Department contract awards, Federal Contractor Misconduct Database, Global Security, Jane’s Defence Equipment and Technology Intelligence Centre, Jane’s International ABC Aerospace Directory, Jane’s International Defence Directory

Trade Associations: Aerospace Industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association

Trade Publications: Aerospace Daily, Aviation Week, Defense Daily, Defense News, Government Executive, IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, Military Times

Labor Unions: IndustriALL, International Association of Machinists, SPEEA, United Auto Workers

Watchdog Groups: Arms & Security Project, Arms Sales Monitoring Project, Campaign Against Arms Trade, Center for Defense Information, Control Arms, Government Accountability Project, Project On Government Oversight, Taxpayers for Common Sense, War Resisters' International

Regulatory Agencies: Defense Department Office of Inspector General

 

C. AUTOMOBILES AND AUTO PARTS

Directories and Data Sources: Center for Automotive Research, IHS Automotive (R.L. Polk), Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, WardsAuto

Trade Associations: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Auto Care Association, National Automobile Dealers Association, Tire Industry Association

Trade Publications: Aftermarket Business World, Aftermarket News, Automotive Industries, Automotive News, Modern Tire Dealer, Rubber World, WardsAuto World

Labor Unions: IndustriALL, United Auto Workers

Watchdog Groups: Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen

Regulatory Agencies: Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Access to Disclosure Forms: NHTSA recalls investigations and complaints database

 

D. BANKING, INVESTMENT, INSURANCE & OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES

Directories and Data Sources: A.M. Best (insurance), American Financial Directory, Bank Directory (also on Nexis), BankScope, Bloomberg Professional, Broker/Dealer Compliance Report, Dealogic, Deal Pipeline, DealScan, FactSet, FDIC failed bank list, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, FINRA BrokerCheck, Galante’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Directory, HFR Database (hedge funds), insurance company financial statements via National Association of Insurance Commissioners database, Insurance Information Institute, Lipper Hedge Fund Database, LoanConnector, Mergent, National Financial Institutions Sanctions and Legal Actions database (available via Nexis) combines enforcement information from various federal and state agencies, National Mortgage Settlements, National Underwriter, Pratt's Guide to Private Equity and Venture Capital Sources, Preqin, Reuters PE Hub, S&P Capital IQ, SDC Platinum (also on Nexis), Securities Regulation and Law Report, Security Dealers of North America, Slave Era Insurance Registry, SNL Financial, VentureSource, Weiss Ratings (insurance), Zephyr

Trade Associations: America's Health Insurance Plans, American Bankers Association, American Council of Life Insurers, American Insurance Association, Community Financial Services Association of America, Financial Services Roundtable, Independent Community Bankers of America, Investment Company Institute, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, National Venture Capital Association, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Reinsurance Association of America, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Trade Publications: ABA Banking Journal, American Banker, Banking Daily, Best's Review (insurance), Bloomberg Markets, Bond Buyer, Business Insurance, Buyouts, Euromoney, HedgeWorld, Insurance Journal, Institutional Investor, Investment News, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Mergers & Acquisitions, National Mortgage News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Private Equity Analyst, Private Equity News, Venture Capital Journal

Labor Unions: Office & Professional Employees International Union, UNI Global Union

Watchdog Groups: Americans for Financial Reform, BankTrack, Banks and Human Rights, Better Markets, Center for Economic Justice, Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Watchdog, Financial Policy Forum, Inner City Press, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, National People's Action, Public Citizen, Woodstock Institute

Regulatory Agencies: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (non-governmental), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (umbrella group for state regulators), National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Access to Disclosure Forms: EMMA database of municipal bond disclosure documents, FDIC Community Reinvestment Act performance ratings, FDIC enforcement decisions, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Bank Holding Company Database, FFIEC access to Community Reinvestment Act and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data, Investment Advisor Public Disclosure, OCC Community Reinvestment Act evaluations

 

E. CHEMICALS, PLASTICS AND COATINGS

Directories and Data Sources: Chemical Business Newsbase, Chemical Regulation Reporter, Directory of World Chemical Producers, EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, Household Products Database, IHS Directory of Chemical Producers, Petrochemical Industry Worldwide Directory, Plunkett’s Chemicals Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac

Trade Associations: American Chemistry Council, American Coatings Association, Chlorine Institute, Consumer Specialty Products Association, National Association of Chemical Distributors, Personal Care Products Council, Society of the Plastics Industry

Trade Publications: Chemical & Engineering News, Chemical Business Newsbase, Chemical Week, ICIS Chemical Business, IHS Chemical Week, Plastics News, Plastics Today

Labor Unions: IndustriALL, International Chemical Workers Union (UFCW), United Steelworkers

Watchdog Groups: Basel Action Network, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Environmental Working Group, Greenpeace, Pesticide Action Network, Safer Chemicals/Healthy Families

Regulatory Agencies: Bureau of Industry and Security, Environmental Protection Agency

 

F. COMPUTERS: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE; SEMICONDUCTORS; CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Directories and Data Sources: Gartner, International Data Corporation

Trade Associations: BSA: The Software Alliance, Computing Technology Industry Association, Consumer Electronics Association, Global Semiconductor Alliance, Information Technology Industry Council, NASSCOM, Semiconductor Industry Association, Software & Information Industry Association, TechAmerica

Trade Publications: Computerworld, CRN, Datamation, Electronics Weekly, eWeek, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, Software Magazine, Storage Magazine

Labor Unions: Alliance@IBM, IndustriALL, Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (WashTech)

Watchdog Groups: Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Regulatory Agencies: Environmental Protection Agency

 

G. CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING; REAL ESTATE

Directories and Data Sources: BOMA Experience Exchange Report, Census Bureau data on building permits and construction spending, CoreLogic, Courthouse Direct, Dead Malls, ENR Top Contractors Sourcebook, F.W. Dodge, IJGlobal, Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac, RealtyTrac, RSMeans/Reed Construction Data, Zillow

Trade Associations: Associated General Contractors of America, Building Owners and Managers Association International, Commercial Property Executive, International Council of Shopping Centers, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, National Association of Realtors

Trade Publications: Builder, Engineering News-Record, GlobeSt.com, Mortgage Banking, National Mortgage News, National Real Estate Investor, Realtor, Shopping Center Business, Site Selection

Labor Unions: Building & Wood Worker's International, North America's Building Trades Unions, SEIU Property Services Division, United Brotherhood of Carpenters

Watchdog Groups: Center for Livable Communities, Health Building Network, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Partnership for Working Families, Smart Growth America, Sprawl Busters, Urban Land Institute

Regulatory Agencies: Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency

 

H. ENERGY: COAL, OIL & GAS, NUCLEAR, SOLAR & WIND; UTILITIES

Directories and Data Sources: CoalSwarm, Don’s Directory of the Oil & Gas Industry, Drilling Info, Electric Power Research Institute, Energy Intelligence, International Energy Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission information on operating reactors, Petroleum Abstracts, Platts, Plunkett’s Energy Almanac, Plunkett’s Renewable Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac, U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center reports (oil spills), U.S. Energy Information Administration, World Information Service on Energy

Trade Associations: American Coal Council, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, American Public Power Association (municipally owned utilities), America's Natural Gas Alliance, Edison Electric Institute (investor-owned utilities), Nuclear Energy Institute, Solar Energy Industries Association, World Nuclear Fuel Market

Trade Publications: Coal Age, CoalWeek, Electric Light & Power, Foster Natural Gas/Oil Report, Inside FERC, Lundberg Letter, National Petroleum News, Natural Gas Week, Nucleonics Week, Oil & Gas Journal, Oil.com, Oil Daily, Petroleum Economist, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Platts Coal Trader, Platts Electric Utility Week, Platts Megawatt Daily, Platts Nuclear Fuel, Platts Oilgram News, Power, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Upstream, World Oil

Labor Unions: IndustriALL, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, United Mine Workers of America, United Steelworkers, Utility Workers Union of America

Watchdog Groups: CoalSwarm, Citizens Coal Council, Communities for a Better Environment (refineries), Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Crude Accountability, Environment America, Environmental Action, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Information and Resource Center, Oil Change International, Oil Watchdog, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, Utility Reform Network, Western Organization of Resource Councils

Regulatory Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (offshore drilling),  Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Surface Mining, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Access to Disclosure Forms: FERC documents  (Form 1 and Form 2 annual reports, etc.), PHMSA enforcement actions

 

I. ENTERTAINMENT: BROADCASTING, CABLE, FILM, MUSIC

Directories and Data Sources: Baseline, BIA/Kelsey Television Yearbook, Complete Television, Radio & Cable Industry Directory, IMDb, Nielsen, Plunkett’s Entertainment and Media Industry Almanac, SNL Kagan, Television & Cable Factbook

Trade Associations: Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, Motion Picture Association of America, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Recording Industry Association of America, Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association

Trade Publications: Advertising Age, Billboard, Box Office, Broadcasting & Cable, Communications Daily, Hollywood Reporter, Multichannel News, Satellite Business News,  TVWeek, Variety

Labor Unions: IATSE, International Arts and Entertainment Alliance, National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians, SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild of America East, Writers Guild of America-West, UNI Global Union

Watchdog Groups: Center for Digital Democracy, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, Free Press, Media Matters for America

Regulatory Agencies: Federal Communications Commission

Access to Disclosure Forms: FCC databases, FCC Media Bureau, FCC Enforcement Bureau

 

J. FOOD AND BEVERAGES; AGRICULTURE; TOBACCO

Directories and Data Sources: Beverage Marketing Directory, Food & Beverage Market Place, Leatherhead Food Research, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Packaged Facts, Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac, Tobacco Control Archives, Tobacco International Buyer’s Guide, U.S. Beer Spirits & Wine Market

Trade Associations: American Beverage Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Frozen Food Institute, American Meat Institute, Beer Institute, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association, International Dairy Foods Association, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Grain and Feed Association, Tobacco Merchants Association, Wine Institute

Trade Publications: Beer Marketer's Insights, Beverage Digest, Beverage Industry, Beverage World, Brewers Digest, Dairy Foods, Dairy Today, Food Business News, Food Engineering, Food Processing, Food Technology, Impact, Meat & Poultry, Milling & Baking News, Modern Brewery Age, National Provisioner, Prepared Foods, Produce Business, Progressive Farmer, Refrigerated and Frozen Food, Tobacco International, Tobacco Reporter, Wines & Vines, Wine Spectator

Labor Unions: Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, IUF, United Farm Workers, United Food & Commercial Workers

Watchdog Groups: Action on Smoking & Health, Alcohol Justice, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, Center for Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of America, Cornucopia Institute, Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food First, Food Labor Research Center, GMWatch, Global Exchange, Greenpeace, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, National Family Farm Coalition, National Farmers Union, Organic Consumers Association, Organization for Competitive Markets, Oxfam America, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Pesticide Action Network, Western Organization of Resource Councils

Regulatory Agencies: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Food & Drug Administration, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA Grain Inspection Packers & Stockyards Administration

 

K. FOREST PRODUCTS

Directories and Data Sources: PulpWatch, Random Lengths Yearbook, RISI

Trade Associations: American Forest and Paper Association, American Loggers Council, APA-The Engineered Wood Association, Forest Resources Association, National Hardwood Lumber Association

Trade Publications: Logging & Sawmilling Journal, PaperAge, Paperboard Packaging, PPI Pulp & Paper Week, Pulp & Paper International, Random Lengths

Labor Unions: Building & Wood Worker's International, IndustriALL, United Steelworkers

Watchdog Groups: Dogwood Alliance, ForestEthics, Greenpeace, PulpWatch, Rainforest Action Network

Regulatory Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service

Access to Disclosure Forms: U.S. Forest Service data on timber sales from federal land

 

L. PHARMACEUTICALS, HOSPITALS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE

Directories and Data Sources: AHA Guide, American Hospital Directory, Center for Studying Health System Change, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare cost reports for the whole country can be downloaded here while reports for individual institutions can be accessed from the subscription service Cost Report Data or via a FOIA to CMS), ClinicalTrials.gov, Commonwealth Fund, Drug Trend Report, Health Care Daily Report, HealthLeaders-InterStudy, Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare, Hospital Phone Book, IMS Health, Joint Commission, Kaiser Family Foundation, Managed Care Information Center, Open Payments (CMS disclosure site on payments by drug and other companies to healthcare providers), Optum, Pharmaceutical Law and Industry ReportPharmaceutical Marketers DirectoryPlunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Worst Pills Best Pills

Trade Associations: Advanced Medical Technology Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, American Health Care Association (nursing homes), American Hospital Association, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Federation of American Hospitals (for-profits), Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute

Trade Publications: BioCentury, Chain Drug Review, Drug Topics, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Health Affairs, Hospitals & Health Networks, Informa Business Publications (various newsletters on the pharmaceutical industry including the Pink Sheet), Managed Care, Medical Device Daily, Medical Economics, Modern Healthcare, National Underwriter Life & Health, Provider, SCRIP Intelligence

Labor Unions: IndustriALL, National Nurses United, SEIU Healthcare Division, United Steelworkers

Watchdog Groups: Community Catalyst, Consumers Union, Families USA, Health Action International, Health Care Without Harm, Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, Public Citizen, The Access Project, U.S. PIRG

Regulatory Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Drug Enforcement Administration,  Food & Drug Administration

Access to Disclosure Forms: EMMA (official statement bond prospectuses for hospitals financed with tax-exempt bonds), FDA recalls and safety alerts, FDA warning letters, Health and Human Services Department Corporate Integrity Agreements

 

M. PUBLISHING: BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, INTERNET

Directories and Data Sources: Alliance for Audited Media, BookStats, Editor & Publisher Annual Newspaper DataBook, Nielsen BookScan, Publishers, Distributors & Wholesalers of the United States, SRDS  

Trade Associations: Association of American Publishers (books), American Booksellers Association, MPA-The Association of Magazine Media, Newspaper Association of America

Trade Publications: Editor & Publisher (newspapers), Folio (magazines), Printing Impressions, Publishers Weekly (books)

Labor Unions: International Federation of Journalists, National Writers Union, Newspaper Guild (CWA), Printing Publishing & Media Workers Sector-CWA, Teamsters Graphic Communications Conference, UNI Global Union

Watchdog Groups: Authors Guild, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, Free Press, Media Matters for America

Regulatory Agencies: U.S. Copyright Office

 

N. RESTAURANTS, HOTELS & CASINOS

Directories and Data Sources: Center for Gaming Research, Directory of Hotels & Lodging Companies, Foodservice.com, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hotel and Travel Index, Plunkett’s Airline Hotel & Travel Industry Directory, Restaurant Chains, STR, Technomic

Trade Associations: American Gaming Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation Chain Restaurant Division

Trade Publications: Casino International, Casino Journal, Food Service News, Hotel Management, Hotels, Lodging, Nation’s Restaurant News, QSR, Restaurant Business, Restaurant Hospitality

Labor Unions: IUF, UNI Global Union, UNITE HERE

Watchdog Groups: Center for Science in the Public Interest, Fast Food Forward, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Food Labor Research Center, McSpotlight, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Regulatory Agencies: state and local licensing and public health agencies

 

O. RETAILING & WHOLESALING; APPAREL

Directories and Data Sources: American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory, Apparel Industry Sourcebook, Chain Store Guide, Davison’s Textile Blue Book, Dead Malls, Federal Trade Commission database of registered identification numbers apparel producers may use on labels, Higg Index (sustainability assessments for apparel and footwear products), Leonard’s Guide: National Warehouse Directory, NPD Group, Plunkett’s Apparel & Textile Industry Almanac, Progressive Grocer Marketing Guidebook, RetailWire, Supermarket Groceries & Convenience Stores Directory

Trade Associations: American Apparel & Footwear Association, Food Marketing Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association

Trade Publications: Apparel, Chain Drug Review, Chain Store Age, Convenience Store News, DC Velocity, Footwear News, Progressive Grocer, Retail Leader, Retail Merchandiser, Retailing Today, Shopping Center Business, Supermarket News, Women’s Wear Daily

Labor Unions: United Food & Commercial Workers, UNI Global Union, UNITE HERE

Watchdog Groups: Clean Clothes Campaign, Labour Behind the Labels, Making Change at Walmart, OUR Walmart, Retail Justice Alliance, Sprawl Busters, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Warehouse Workers United

Regulatory Agencies: Federal Trade Commission

 

P. STEEL AND OTHER METALS; MINING

Directories and Data Sources: Canadian & American Mines Handbook, CoalSwarm, InfoMine, Iron & Steel Works of the World, Metal Producers of the World, Mining.com, Platts, Steel on the Net, U.S. Geological Survey, World Bureau of Metal Statistics

Trade Associations: American Coal Council, American Iron & Steel Institute, National Mining Association

Trade Publications: American Metal Market, Coal Age, CoalWeek, Engineering & Mining Journal, Metal Bulletin, Mining Journal, Modern Metals, Northern Miner, Platts Coal Trader, Platts Metals Daily

Labor Unions: IndustriALL, United Steelworkers, United Mine Workers of America

Watchdog Groups: BHP Billiton Watch, Citizens Coal Council, CoalSwarm, Earthworks, Great Basin Resource Watch, London Mining Network, Mines & Communities, MiningWatch Canada, Western Mining Action Network, Western Organization of Resource Councils

Regulatory Agencies: Bureau of Land Management,  Mine Safety & Health Administration, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Access to Disclosure Forms: SEC Form SD is the document publicly traded companies must file to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act rule regarding disclosure of the sourcing of materials from mines in conflict zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries. The filings are available through the SEC's EDGAR system.

 

Q. TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Directories and Data Sources: Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac, Telecommunications Directory, SNL Kagan, Television & Cable Factbook

Trade Associations: CTIA-The Wireless Association, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, Telecommunications Industry Association, United States Telecom Association

Trade Publications: Broadcasting & Cable, Communications Daily, Multichannel News, Network World, Wireless Week

Labor Unions: Communications Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, UNI Global Union

Watchdog Groups: Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, Utility Reform Network

Regulatory Agencies: Federal Communications Commission

Access to Disclosure Forms: FCC databases, FCC Media Bureau, FCC Enforcement Bureau, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC Wireless Competition Bureau

 

R. TRANSPORTATION: AIRLINES, RAILROADS, SHIPPING, TRUCKING, BUS LINES

Directories and Data Sources: Airline Data Project, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Aviation Administration statistics, IHS Maritime, IHS Shipowners Online, Leonard’s Guide: National Warehouse Directory, Lloyd's List Directories, Maritime Administration data, National Transportation Safety Board databases, Plunkett’s Airline Hotel & Travel Industry Directory, Plunkett’s Transportation Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, Transportation Research Board TRID database, Transportation Watch, World Shipping Directory

Trade Associations: Airlines for America, American Public Transportation Association, American Trucking Associations, Association of American Railroads, International Air Transport Association, International Maritime Industries Forum

Trade Publications: Air Cargo News, Air Cargo World, Air Transport World, Airline Economics, American Shipper, Aviation Daily, Aviation Week, DC Velocity, Inbound Logistics, Journal of Commerce, Logistics Management, Progressive Railroading, Railway Age, Transport Topics

Labor Unions: Air Line Pilots Association, Amalgamated Transit Union, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, International Association of Machinists, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, International Longshoremen's Association, International Transport Workers' Federation, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Seafarers International Union, Teamsters, Transport Workers Union, Transportation Trades Department

Watchdog Groups: Americans for Transit, Bus Riders Union, Coalition for Clean & Safe Ports, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, National Association of Airline Passengers, Transportation Equity Network, Transportation for America

Regulatory Agencies: Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Maritime Commission, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Surface Transportation Board, U.S. Coast Guard

Access to Disclosure Forms: FAA industry and safety data,  Form 41 Schedule T-100 air traffic and other operational data submitted by airlines to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, FMC investigations, NTSB accident reports, Surface Transportation Board industry data, U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center reports (oil spills and other maritime accidents)

 

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