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April 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Fuel Averages to Hit Records

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Retail diesel prices will average $2.82 a gallon this summer, down 6 cents from last summer, but the average price for the full year will be the highest on record, the Department of Energy said.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

IANA, Ocean Carriers Hit Proposed Rule on Safety of Intermodal Chassis

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

April 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Letters to the Editor: Maintenance Issues; Heavier Trucks

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Maintenance Issues

April 11, 2007
Business, Equipment

Cummins Crosspoint Workers End Strike

Employees of a distributor for diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. went back to work Monday after ending a week-long strike, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Climbs 5¢ to $2.84

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The average pump price of diesel fuel continued to rise Monday, climbing another nickel following last week’s 11.4-cent jump to $2.84 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Justice OKs Trucking Survey

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will not oppose a proposal by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies to conduct an operational and financial survey of small- and medium-sized trucking firms.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Saddle Creek Names President

Transportation and warehousing firm Saddle Creek Corp. said Tuesday that Bruce Abels is retiring as the company’s president effective July 1, and will be replaced by Cliff Otto.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business

Big Oil’s Profits May Decline

Big oil companies’ profits may be reduced in coming years as more countries that produce oil demand higher shares of the revenues, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business

Sirva Reports ’06 Loss

Moving company Sirva Inc. said it took a preliminary loss from continuing operations of $55.1 million or 75 cents a share last year, compared with a loss of $265.4 million or $3.59 for 2005.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007

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