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Navistar Reorganizes Truck Business Into Four Global Units

Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. said it is organizing its truck segment into four business units to enhance its competitiveness around the world and strengthen its core businesses in North America.

November 12, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Falls Below $3 a Gallon

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price fell below $3 for the first time since September 2007, dropping 14.4 cents to $2.944 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

November 12, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

DHL to End U.S. Ground and Air Domestic Operations

DHL Americas

DHL Express said Monday it will end its U.S. domestic services in January and focus on its international shipping business.

November 10, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

UPS Expanding U.K., German ‘Green’ Fleets

UPS Inc. Monday said it ordered 12 electric vehicles from British manufacturer Modec, which makes zero-emission delivery vans, for use in Germany and the United Kingdom.

November 10, 2008
Business, Equipment, Government

FleetPride Acquires Oregon Parts Distributor

Heavy-duty truck and trailer parts aftermarket distributor FleetPride Inc. said Monday it acquired E.H. Burrell Co., a distributor of original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket parts serving western Oregon and southwest Washington state.

November 10, 2008
Business, Equipment

NYSE Suspending Accuride’s Trading

Commercial vehicle component maker Accuride Corp. said Monday it received notice that its stock will be suspended from trading on the New York Stock Exchange, effective this Wednesday, Nov. 12.

November 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Trimac’s 3Q Income Improves

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund’s third-quarter net earnings improved to C$7.6 million, or 24 cents per unit, from C$5.7 million, or 19 cents, a year ago.

November 10, 2008
Business, Logistics

Contrans’ Third-Quarter Income Rises

Canadian firm Contrans Income Fund’s third-quarter was C$11.4 million, or 40 cents per unit, up from C$9.1 million, or 32 cents, a year ago.

November 10, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking May Face Trade-offs

Barack Obama’s election as president last week could lead to more transportation spending, but at the cost to trucking of more stringent regulations and White House support for labor legislation unfavorable to business, industry officials said.

November 10, 2008
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Safety, Government

Shippers Seek to Cut Costs as Revenue Growth Stalls

Prodded by soaring fuel prices and the contracting economy, shippers have spent most of 2008 trying to pare transportation spending to meet demands by company executives looking for antidotes to stagnant revenue growth.

November 10, 2008