Business
Business, Fuel

UPS Orders 200 Hybrid, 300 New CNG Trucks

UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said Tuesday it has ordered 200 hybrid electric vehicles for its U.S. delivery fleet, which it said was the largest commercial order of such trucks by any company.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Soars 18.2¢ to Record $4.331

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel jumped 18.2 cents to a new record Monday, averaging $4.331 a gallon at the pump nationwide, the Department of Energy said.

Transport Topics
May 13, 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, Fuel

Oil Hits Intraday Record, Near $127 a Barrel

Crude oil hit a new intraday record Tuesday near $127 a barrel, and heating oil futures also hit a record, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Business, Government

Business Inventories Increase 0.1%

Business inventories rose 0.1% in March, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Business

Wal-Mart’s First-Quarter Profit Jumps 6.9%

Wal-Mart Stores said Tuesday its first-quarter profit jumped 6.9% on higher sales, to $3.02 billion, or 76 cents per share, up from $2.83 billion, or 68 cents per share, a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Business, Government

Retail Sales Fall 0.2% in April

Retail sales declined 0.2% in April, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Business

TravelCenters Reports First-Quarter Loss

Truck stop chain TravelCenters of America reported a first-quarter loss of $48.5 million, or $3.41 per share, compared with a loss of $31.7 million, or $1.09, a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Import Goods Prices Rise 1.8%

The price of goods imported to the United States rose 1.8% in April, led by fuel cost increases, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Gator Leasing Acquisition

Ryder System said late Monday it has completed its acquisition of Gator Leasing, privately held company based in Miami.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Xata Reports Second-Quarter Loss

Transportation software firm Xata Corp. said Monday it lost $1.4 million, or 17 cents a share, in its fiscal second quarter, compared with a loss of $900,000, or 12 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 12, 2008

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