Government
Government, Business, Equipment

Cummins Boosts Dividend

Bloomberg News

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said its board agreed to raise the company’s quarterly cash dividend by 25 cents per share, from 18 cents per share, a 39% increase.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Firms Working to Keep Drivers Healthy

Trucking firms are taking more measures to help the health of drivers, helping to boost both drivers’ welfare and their own bottom lines, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

E&MU: Air Bags Prove to Be a Tough Sell

When a motor vehicle hits an object head-on, the rapid deceleration jerks the bodies of drivers and passengers forward, putting them at risk of serious injury or worse. That is why front-seat air bags are a standard supplemental restraint to seat belts in passenger cars.

July 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Opinion: New Chairman Sets Priorities for ATA

In 1976, I was writing a college paper on the case for deregulating the trucking industry. Little did I realize then that, 31 years later, I would take the helm of American Trucking Associations, the premier trade group in transportation.

July 11, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Mexico Posts Requirements for U.S. Trucks Seeking Access to Roads Under Pilot Project

The Mexican government has posted its requirements and procedures for U.S. trucking companies seeking access to its highways as part of a controversial cross-border pilot project.

July 11, 2007
Business, Government

UPS Faults Teamsters on Freight Unit Organizing

UPS Inc. said some of the Teamsters’ union’s locals are using a “campaign of deception” in an attempt to organize the company’s freight-hauling unit, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price to Rise, DOE Says

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

National average diesel prices are expected to climb for the next three months before receding slightly toward the end of the year, according to projections by the Department of Energy.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Government, Business

Utility Opens New Minn. Trailer Facility

Trailer maker Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said Wednesday that its dealer, Allstate Sales & Leasing Corp., opened a new facility in Minnesota.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Business, Government

Wholesale Sales Jump 1.5%; Inventories Gain

Wholesale sales rose faster than inventories rose in May, jumping 1.5%, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Rises 2¢ to $2.849

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The average retail price of U.S. diesel fuel rose 2 cents to $2.849 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2007

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