Government
Business, Safety, Government

Senator Seeks Stricter Rules for Hazmat Drivers

TT File Photo

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has asked the Department of Homeland Security to come up with stronger guidelines for truckers who transport gasoline and other hazardous materials, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2007
Government, Business

Letters to the Editor: Opening the Mexican Border

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May 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Interpool’s 1Q Income Falls

Interpool Inc., a maker of shipping containers and chassis for intermodal container transportation, reported its first-quarter net income declined from a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Hill Defends EOBR Proposal Amid Criticism

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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May 9, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Panel Sets Mileage Bill To Include Heavy Trucks

Tannen Maury/Bloomberg News

A Senate panel approved a measure that would boost automobile fuel-economy standards and set mileage standards for heavy trucks for the first time, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: Interface With Disaster

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By Tim Barton
Over-the-Road Driver

May 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price to Drop, DOE Says

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Retail diesel prices for 2007 will peak this month at $2.92 a gallon before gradually declining every month through the end of the year, the Department of Energy said.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2007
Business, Government

Wholesale Sales Jump 1.8%

Sales at U.S. wholesalers jumped 1.8% in March, the fastest pace in a year and a half, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Sees Extensive Flooding

Heavy rains from an already deadly storm system caused extensive floods in Missouri as Midwest waterways rose to levels not seen in 14 years, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Dips 1.9¢ to $2.792; Gas Jumps 8.3¢ to $3.054

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average price of retail diesel fuel fell for a third straight week, while gasoline jumped to within 1.2 cents of an all-time record, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2007

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