Logistics
Business, Logistics

Existing Home Sales Decline

Existing homes sales fell to the lowest level in nine years in January, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.

Transport Topics
February 25, 2008
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Fuel Jumps 11.6¢ to $3.396

U.S. retail diesel prices soared 11.6 cents last week to a national average of $3.396 a gallon, the highest level since early December, the Department of Energy reported.

February 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Equipment

Contrans to Consolidate Some Van, Flatbed Operations

Canadian transportation firm Contrans Income Fund said it plans to consolidate certain operations of its dry van and flatbed businesses in eastern Canada.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Jumps 11.6¢ to $3.396; Oil Closes Over $100 for First Time

Dave Warner/Trans Pixs

The national average pump price of diesel fuel jumped 11.6 cents to $3.396 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Tuesday, while crude oil closed at more than $100 a barrel for the first time ever.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2008
Business, Logistics

Closures, Floods Hit Trucking in Pacific Northwest

Floods and road closures in the Pacific Northwest have hurt the trucking industry this winter, the Olympian newspaper reported.

Transport Topics
February 19, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Pact

Teamsters union members voted 2-to-1 to ratify a new five-year National Master Freight Agreement with major less-than-truckload carriers that trucking industry executives said gives unionized companies new flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions.

February 18, 2008
Business, Logistics

NATSO Launches New Program Focusing on Truck Stop Safety

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — NATSO, the national trade group representing truck stops and travel plazas, unveiled a new public education program here Jan. 24 as a way to help truck stops address drivers’ concerns, such as safety.

February 13, 2008
Business, Logistics

Expeditors International of Washington’s Earnings Improve

Logistics firm Expeditors International of Washington said its fourth-quarter profit rose 12% to $70.1 million, or 32 cents a share, from $62.6 million, or 26 cents, in the previous fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Mixed

Dan De Los Monteros for TT

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s fourth-quarter profit slipped to $20.6 million, from $21.5 million a year ago, but per-share earnings rose to 59 cents a share, from 57 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Unchanged at $3.28

The average national price of retail diesel fuel held at $3.28 a gallon from a week ago, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2008

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