Business

Government, Business

Oil Climbs More Than $5 to Top $121 a Barrel

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Oil rose more than $5 Thursday to close at $121.18 a barrel, based on renewed tensions between the United States and Russia and a slip in the U.S. dollar, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2008
Government, Business

Teamsters Set Deal With Interstate Bakeries’ Creditors

The Teamsters union said it negotiated a deal between investor Ripplewood Holdings and Interstate Bakeries Corp.’s creditors to save the company from liquidation and protect union jobs.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Government

Leading Economic Indicators Fall 0.7%

An index of leading economic indicators fell 0.7% in July, the New York-based Conference Board said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2008
Business, Government

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Shows Continued Contraction

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia region improved, but continued to show contraction in August, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2008
Business, Logistics

Hazmats Must Bypass Denver During Democratic Convention

Truckers running hazardous materials will have to bypass the Denver area during the Democratic National Convention later this month, according to police officials.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2008
Business

Kentucky Trucking Firm Closes Doors

Louisville, Ky., trucking company C.W. Johnson Xpress said this week it was closing its doors due to high costs, the Louisville-Courier Journal reported.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2008
Business

Jobless Claims Fall 13,000 for Week

Initial jobless claims fell by 13,000 last week to 432,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 21, 2008
Business

Navistar Drops Bid for GM’s Medium-Duty Truck Business

Michael G. Malloy/TT

Navistar International Corp. said Wednesday it will not go through with its planned purchase of General Motors Corp.’s medium-duty truck business, citing “significant marketplace and economic changes.”

Transport Topics
August 20, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety

Ohio Panel Holds Hearing on DHL-UPS Air Deal

DHL

About 200 people packed a legislative meeting in Ohio Tuesday to hear testimony on the potential impact of DHL’s plans to switch its domestic air cargo to UPS Inc., the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2008
Business

Letters to the Editor: Reinvent Transport, Size & Weight Changes, Highway Fund

In today’s climate, we all should be looking for ways to optimize the use of our trucks — not just as a business unit but as a country.

August 20, 2008

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