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March 26, 2007
Business

UPS Sets New ‘Intercept’ Service to Reroute Shipments

UPS Inc. on Monday announced a new service that would allow customers to re-route shipments already en route to their destination.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Government

February New Home Sales Decline 3.9%

New home sales fell last month to the lowest level in almost seven years, the Commerce Department reported Monday.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Gasoline Price Rose 5.6 Cents in Past Two Weeks, Lundberg Says

Average U.S. retail gasoline prices rose 5.6 cents in the past two weeks to about $2.61 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Biofuels Use to Surge as Governments Set Consumption Targets

Ethanol and biodiesel production is expected to surge in the next few years as government officials in Europe and the United States set higher targets for consumption and maintain subsidies for producers, a panel of experts predicted at a forum on biofuel policies and trade organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 26, 2007
Business

Production of Biofuels Predicted to Surge

Ethanol and biodiesel production is expected to surge in the next few years as government officials in Europe and the United States set higher targets for consumption and maintain subsidies for producers, a panel of experts predicted at a forum on biofuel policies and trade organized by the Germa

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Paccar to Trim Production at Ohio Kenworth Plant

Paccar Inc., the parent of Kenworth Truck Co., will temporarily shut down production at Kenworth’s Chillicothe, Ohio, plant, the Chillicothe Gazette reported.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2007
Business

Western Express to Acquire Smithway for $90 Million

Truckload carriers Western Express and Smithway Motor Xpress Corp. said Friday that Western would acquire Smithway for $10.63 per share, in a deal worth about $90 million.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Senate Panel Passes Measure Restricting Mexican Truck Access

The Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved an amendment that would prevent Mexican trucking companies from gaining unrestricted access to U.S. highways until American truckers are afforded the same access in Mexico.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2007
Business, Logistics

Existing Home Sales Jump 3.9% in February

Existing home sales rose 3.9% in February, the most in three years, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2007

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