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Teamsters’ Hoffa Optimistic on UPS Contract

Teamsters President James Hoffa said he is optimistic about reaching a contract agreement for the 238,000 union members at UPS Inc., Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2007
Business

Unemployment Rate Holds at 4.5%

U.S. employers added 132,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate remained at 4.5%, the Labor Department reported.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

June ISM Services Index Reaches 14-Month High

The economy’s service sector growth rate grew at the fastest pace in more than a year in June, the Institute for Supply Management said.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Shell to Build New Lubricants Plant in China

Shell Limited, part of Shell Oil Co., broke ground late last month on a lubricants blending plant in southern China.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Business

MGM Transport Bought by Private-Equity Firm

MGM Transport Corp. has been acquired by private-equity firm CF Holding Co. for an undisclosed sum, the Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, in North Carolina, reported last week.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Proposes Tightening Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing the amount of ozone in the air, which trucking industry and manufacturing officials said could lead to retrofits of older trucks.

July 9, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Levels Drop for Week

Rail carload and intermodal freight fell for the week ended June 30 compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Ontario to Introduce Legislation on Speed Limiters

The Ontario government will introduce legislation this fall to adopt a proposal put forward by the Ontario Trucking Association almost two years ago to make 65-mph speed limiters on trucks mandatory, OTA said last week.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Business, Safety

Editorial: Endings and New Beginnings

This week’s issue of Transport Topics is the last one that will be produced at 2200 Mill Road in Alexandria, Va., the headquarters of American Trucking Associations, our owner, for almost 24 years.

July 9, 2007
Business

Volvo to Participate in Joint Program on Vehicle Technology

The Volvo Group said late last month it will be participating in a joint environmental program between the U.S. and Swedish Governments.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007

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