Business
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 2.6¢ to $2.851

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The national average price of retail diesel fuel fell for the first time in a month, dropping 2.6 cents to $2.851 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Truckers Concerned on New Engines’ Mileage, Journal Reports

Trucking companies are concerned that new emissions rules in effect this year are hurting mileage and their bottom lines, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Paccar’s Profit Is 1Q Record

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Heavy-duty truck maker Paccar said Tuesday its net income rose to a first-quarter record $365.5 million or $1.46 a share, from $342 million or $1.35 a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

TransForce’s Income Dips

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Tuesday it earned C$20.9 million or 24 cents a share in the first quarter, down from C$22.1 million or 27 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business

Covenant Takes 1Q Loss

Covenant Transport reported a $2.1 million or 15 cents per-share first-quarter loss, compared with a loss of $884,000 or 6 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Logistics

CN, BNSF Report Lower Profit

Railroads Canadian National and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. reported their first-quarter profits declined, even as revenue rose.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Forward Air’s Profit Dips

Forward Air Corp., a contractor to the air cargo industry, said its first-quarter profit slipped by 6% to $10.3 million or 34 cents a share, from $11 million or 35 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business

Marten’s 1Q Income Declines

Refrigerated truckload carrier Marten Transport said its first-quarter income fell 9.1% to $4.60 million or 21 cents a share, from $5.1 million or 23 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Government

Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Decline

Existing home sales fell to a four-year low and consumer confidence declined to an eight-month low, two groups reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Safety

Jaxport Sets Cargo Record

The Jacksonville Port Authority said it recorded its busiest cargo-handling year in 2006 — its sixth consecutive year of cargo growth — with a 3% increase over 2005.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2007

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