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Business, Government, Safety

Some Electronic Onboard Recorder Makers Applaud Mandate

Manufacturers of electronic onboard recorders had differing views of the federal government’s proposal to require recorders for some motor carriers, with some saying the government was treating EOBRs punitively and others hailing the move as an important safety development.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

DOE Lowers 2007 Diesel Price Forecast to $2.59 a Gallon

Diesel prices will average $2.59 this year, down from $2.705 last year and 7 cents below an earlier forecast, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Bush Proposes Boost in DOT Spending for FY ’08

President Bush’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2008 asks Congress for a 10% increase in transportation spending to $63.7 billion, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Continued Cold Weather Causing Problems on Roads

Continued frigid temperatures across the Plains states, Midwest and East Coast are causing problems and hazards on roadways, and snow was forecast in some regions of the Midwest for Tuesday, news services reported.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price Rises 2.2 Cents to $2.435 a Gallon

The average price of retail diesel fuel rose 2.2 cents to $2.435 a gallon, marking the first increase in eight weeks, the Department of Energy said late Monday.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

FedEx Integrates LTL Units Into U.S., Canadian Operations

FedEx Corp. said Monday it has integrated its 2006 acquisition of Watkins Motor Lines into its less-than-truckload network in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Teamsters Oppose Allied’s Motion to Void Contract

Auto hauler Allied Holdings filed a motion Friday asking that an Atlanta bankruptcy court void the contract between the Teamsters union and Allied and allow the company to implement the wage, benefits and work-rule concessions it has been seeking, the Teamsters said.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Rises in January

The economy’s service sector growth improved last month, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

UPS Orders 27 Boeing Jets for Air Shipments

UPS Inc. said Monday it has ordered 27 new Boeing jets to support its growing package business while providing broad options for the management of its air fleet.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

EPA Boosts Enforcement of ULSD Labeling Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency said it has increased enforcement of its fuel-pump labeling rule after finding that the majority of retail diesel pumps it tested did not display ultra-low-sulfur-diesel labels, even though they were dispensing ULSD.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 5, 2007

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