Business
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s First-Quarter Income Improves

TT File Photo

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s first-quarter profit rose to $14.3 million, or 41 cents a share, from $7.8 million, or 21 cents, a year ago, the company said.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: Idling, Govt. and Fuel, Owner-Operators, Time for Protest

Your front-page article April 7 about auxiliary power units possibly saving on fuel quoted an APU maker’s spokesman who stated (like many others I have seen) that idling truck engines use up to 1.8 gallons of fuel an hour.

May 6, 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, Safety, Government

ATA Gives Knight Exec, Con-way 2008 Security Awards

American Trucking Associations’ Security Council presented its Security Professional of the Year award to Richard Martin, the corporate security director for truckload carrier Knight Transportation.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

DOE Boosts Diesel-Price Forecast

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel will average $3.94 per gallon at the pump this year — more than a dollar over last year’s average and higher than the $3.62 forecast issued last month, the Department of Energy said.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

DeFazio Says Congress Should Help Truckers Hit by Fuel Costs

A key Congressman said lawmakers should help the trucking industry cope with diesel prices that have risen 45% in the past year, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Business, Equipment

ArvinMeritor to Spin Off Auto Unit, Focus on Trucks

Auto and truck component maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said Tuesday it will spin off its automobile business unit to its shareholders and focus on supplying parts for commercial trucks.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Government, Business

Deutsche Post Names New U.S. DHL Chief

Deutsche Post said Tuesday it has appointed Ken Allen to lead its DHL Express unit in the United States, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Oil Soars Past $122; Regulators Considering More Oversight

With oil soaring to new records — crude surged past $122 a barrel on Tuesday for the first time — federal regulators are considering stricter regulation of the oil industry, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Mullen’s 1Q Income Declines; Truck Segment Improves

Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group Income Fund’s first-quarter profit fell but its trucking and logistics unit’s performance improved, the company said late Monday.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Falls 2.8¢ to $4.149; Gasoline, Oil Reach Records

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel fell for the first time in a month, declining 2.8 cents to $4.149 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2008

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