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Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Improves, But Still Shows Contraction

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index contracted in March but improved slightly from February, ISM said Tuesday.

April 1, 2008
Government, Business

February Construction Spending Drops 0.3%

Construction spending declined for a fifth straight month in February, falling 0.3% from January, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

April 1, 2008
Business, Logistics

AutoInfo Reports Lower Earnings

Logistics provider AutoInfo Inc. said it earned $392,000, or 1 cent per share, in the fourth quarter of 2007, compared with a profit of $443,000, or 1 cent, a year earlier.

March 31, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Jumps 7.4%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico jumped 7.4% in January from a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Monday.

March 31, 2008
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Editorial: Technological Solutions

Little wonder that fuel efficiency was a major focus of equipment and service vendors exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 31, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Gains, But Shows Contraction

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region improved this month, but showed contraction, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Monday.

March 31, 2008
Business, Logistics

Purolator Courier, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

Canadian parcel carrier Purolator Courier said it has reached a tentative contract renewal agreement with the Teamsters union.

March 31, 2008
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Accuride, Benecor to Distribute Urea

Accuride Corp., a maker of wheels, chassis parts and seat assemblies for commercial trucks and trailers, said it will form a joint venture with Benecor Inc. to distribute diesel exhaust fluid, or urea, at truck stops, fuel stations and fleet locations.

March 31, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Oberstar Seeks $500 Billion for Transportation Projects

Bloomberg News

The chairman of the transportation committee of the U.S. House of Representatives wants Congress to increase the funding available for highway and infrastructure projects to about $500 billion, almost twice the current allocation, Bloomberg reported.

March 31, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Fuel Efficiency in Spotlight at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Talk of fuel efficiency and reduced engine emissions largely displaced glitz and chrome at center stage at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

March 31, 2008

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