Business
Business, Government

Producer Price Index Rises 0.9% in December

The producer price index rose 0.9% in December, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Government, Safety

Congress Takes Action on Bills to Improve Cargo Security

In their first days as Congress’ new majority, Democrats on Capitol Hill introduced legislation calling for greater cargo screening and tracking of hazardous materials shipments.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

YRC Management Unit to Oversee Yellow, Roadway Brands

Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide, formerly Yellow Roadway Corp., said Monday it created a new management structure to oversee its Yellow Transportation and Roadway brands.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Government

N.Y. ‘Empire State Index’ Falls to Lowest Level in 19 Months

Manufacturing growth slowed in New York state in January to the lowest level in 19 months, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Arkansas-Based Trucking Firms Push Forward With Growth Plans

Three large Arkansas-based trucking companies have pushed ahead with plans to expand despite warnings signs of a slowdown in the trucking industry this year, the Northwest Arkansas Morning News reported.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Fuel

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Considers Tolling Other Roads

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has come up with an alternative to privatizing the turnpike of putting tolls on other highways, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Government

Ford Sues Navistar in Dispute Over Diesel Engines

Ford Motor Co. sued Navistar International Corp., the supplier of diesel engines for one of the automaker's most important models, in a contract dispute over warranty costs and engine prices, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Big Storm Dumps Ice on Roads from Plains Through Northeast

A big winter ice storm hit states from Texas through the Northeast over the long weekend, making roads hazardous and knocking out power, news services reported.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Stricter Emission Rules Require New Oils, Lubricants

A major challenge facing the trucking industry as it copes with tighter emission standards from the Environmental Protection Agency is choosing the right type of oil to ensure that engines continue to perform to their maximum capability.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Jan. 9 - Jan. 16

DHL to Use Wi-Fi in U.S. Network • Grasses Touted as Potential Ethanol Source • Port of Tacoma Develops Container Yard Software • Louisiana Adds 511 Road-Info Service • And more...

January 16, 2007

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