Government
Government, Business, Safety

Opinion: Fix the Hazmat Endorsement Process Now

The road to the Patriot Act in late 2001 was paved with good intentions. However, like any road built without adequate planning, this one has developed some major potholes.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Crude Oil Closes Week Near $74 a Barrel

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

Crude oil futures spiked $1.43 to close the week at $73.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest price in almost a year, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Government, Business, Logistics

BAX Sets U.S.-Canada Service

Airfreight company BAX Global and sister company Schenker, a logistics firm, said they are offering a new overnight ground service between the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Business, Government

July Consumer Sentiment Index Rises

U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level since October, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Business, Government

Business Inventories, Sales Gain

U.S. business inventories rose 0.5% in May as sales rose, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Business, Government

June Retail Sales Fall 0.9%

Retail sales fell 0.9% in June, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Import Prices Rise 1% in June

The price of goods imported to the United States rose for a fifth straight month in June, on higher fuel costs, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Standards Group Fails to Pass ‘Hot Fuel’ Reform

A measure that would have set standards for “hot fuel” fell just short of passage at a meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the Kansas City Star reported.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Florida Sets Plan to Limit Emissions

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) said is set to sign an order that would match California’s standards for greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

New Freight Rail Line to Serve Michigan, Indiana

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

A new freight rail line, Michigan Central Railway, will start freight rail service in Michigan and Indiana next year, the company said Thursday.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007

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