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Charles ‘Shorty’ Whittington Takes ATA Reins

It’s another sticky-hot summer day in Grammer, Ind., population 138, and the owner of the only business in town is talking a mile a minute, his twangy Hoosier voice drowning out the eerie silence of the corn and soybean fields surrounding a gravel lot filled with rows of shiny tank trailers.

October 13, 2008
Business, Government

Oil Closes Below $80 for Week

Oil closed below $80 for the first time in more than a year Friday, amid commodity price declines and worldwide economic uncertainty, Bloomberg reported.

October 10, 2008
Business, Government

N.J. Boosts Tolls, Approves Truck Discounts

Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg News

New Jersey officials Friday approved a plan to increase tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, while offering trucks bulk discounts, Bloomberg reported.

October 10, 2008
Business, Logistics

Menlo to Provide Logistics for Navistar

Navistar International Corp.

Navistar International Corp. said Friday it has chosen Menlo Worldwide Logistics to be its global lead logistics provider.

October 10, 2008
Business, Government, Fuel

Import Prices Fall 3% in September

The price of goods imported to the United States fell 3% in September, led by declining energy prices, the Labor Department said Friday.

October 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews to Close Monday for Columbus Day Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. Please check back on Tuesday, Oct. 13, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

October 9, 2008
Business, Safety

Intermodal Traffic Rises for Week

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Intermodal traffic increased for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, while rail traffic fell, the Association of American Railroads said.

October 9, 2008
Business, Government

Business Inventories Rise More Than Forecast

Business inventories rose 0.8% in August, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

October 9, 2008
Business, Logistics

Dynamex Names James Welch CEO

Logistics and delivery firm Dynamex Inc. said Wednesday it has named James Welch its new chief executive officer, starting Nov. 1.

October 9, 2008
Business

Jobless Claims Fall for Week

Initial jobless claims fell by 20,000 last week, as losses related to the Gulf Coast hurricanes subsided, the Labor Department said Thursday.

October 9, 2008

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