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House Passes Bill to Halt Mexican Trucks Program

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The House voted 395-18 late Tuesday to halt the Department of Transportation’s year-old program to allow Mexican trucks free access to U.S. roads.

September 10, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Reducing Highway Fatalities

Trucking-related highway fatalities fell again last year, to their lowest level in 15 years, according to data from the Department of Transportation.

September 10, 2008
Business

UPS to Make Capital Loans Available to Importers

UPS Inc. said it will make more loans available to small U.S. importers by using in-transit goods as collateral, helping companies speed up and expand shipments.

September 10, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Slides Below $103 a Barrel as Hurricane Ike Moves Into Gulf

Crude oil prices continued to slide early Wednesday, even as Hurricane Ike intensified as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico and a top OPEC official said the cartel would trim an oversupplied market, Bloomberg reported.

September 10, 2008
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Canadian Trucking Alliance Backs Call for Diesel Tax Cut

The head of the Canadian Trucking Alliance said an announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that if re-elected he will cut the four cent per liter federal excise tax on diesel fuel in half was the right thing to do for the country’s truckers.

September 10, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

DHL Testifies Before House Panel on UPS Air Deal

DHL Americas

DHL Express Global Chief Executive Officer John Mullen told a House panel Tuesday that the company’s proposed deal to let UPS Inc. handle its North American air services was necessary for the company “to remain a viable competitor in the U.S. market.”

September 9, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 6.2¢ to $4.059 in Eighth Straight Decline

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel fell for an eighth straight week, dropping 6.2 cents to $4.059 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

September 9, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Judge Tentatively Denies Injunction in SoCal Port Suit; ATA to Appeal

A federal judge tentatively denied American Trucking Associations’ request for an injunction that would delay the start of concessionaire programs for drayage drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

September 9, 2008
Business

YRC to Report ‘Slight Loss’ in 3Q Core Operations

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

YRC Worldwide said Monday that while it expects to report a “solid profit in the third quarter,” it will post a “slight loss” in its core operations due to ongoing economic weakness, and will step up the integration of its two main trucking units.

September 8, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

EPA Approves More Fuel Waivers Due to Storms

In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna, EPA has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive certain federal clean fuel requirements for areas of Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina until next Monday, Sept. 15.

September 8, 2008

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