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Transport Topics business coverage focuses on the financial, economic, and commercial aspects of the modern freight business. Looking at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic forces shaping bottom lines, the news in this category includes labor news, jobs reports, tonnage and sales indicators, operations analysis, money and banking, mergers, acquisitions, e-commerce, bankruptcy, insurance issues, and more.

Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Rises Following DOE Report

Crude oil prices climbed to more than $62 a barrel Wednesday following the Energy Department’s weekly inventory report that showed gasoline inventories plunged for a ninth straight week, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2007

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October 22, 2018
Business

Networkcar Names New President

Wireless vehicle management firm Networkcar said Wednesday it has appointed Keith Schneider president, effective this week.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA’s New-Carrier Program Criticized

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

This story appears in the April 9 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

April 11, 2007
Business

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April 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Fuel Averages to Hit Records

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Retail diesel prices will average $2.82 a gallon this summer, down 6 cents from last summer, but the average price for the full year will be the highest on record, the Department of Energy said.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

IANA, Ocean Carriers Hit Proposed Rule on Safety of Intermodal Chassis

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

April 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Letters to the Editor: Maintenance Issues; Heavier Trucks

These letters appear in the April 9 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Maintenance Issues

April 11, 2007
Business, Equipment

Cummins Crosspoint Workers End Strike

Employees of a distributor for diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. went back to work Monday after ending a week-long strike, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Climbs 5¢ to $2.84

TT File Photo

The average pump price of diesel fuel continued to rise Monday, climbing another nickel following last week’s 11.4-cent jump to $2.84 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Justice OKs Trucking Survey

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will not oppose a proposal by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies to conduct an operational and financial survey of small- and medium-sized trucking firms.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007

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