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Feb. Truck Tonnage Rises 3.5%

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

February truck tonnage rose 3.5% from the same month last year, American Trucking Associations said in its monthly seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index.

March 27, 2008
Business

Initial Jobless Claims Fall 9,000 for Week

Initial jobless claims fell by 9,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

March 27, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Technology, Safety

Cummins Releases CARB-Compliant APU

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Wednesday unveiled two new auxiliary power unit systems that are compliant with new California Air Resources Board idle-reduction regulations.

March 26, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Jumps Following DOE Report

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Crude oil prices jumped more than $4 a barrel Wednesday after a Department of Energy report showed declines in gasoline and distillate inventories, the Associated Press reported.

March 26, 2008
Business, Government

New Home Sales Fall 1.8% to 13-Year Low

New home sales fell to a 13-year low in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

March 26, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA May Soon Set Sleep Apnea Standards, Paper Says

An effort to curb drowsiness among truck drivers could gain ground next month when a review panel acts on medical findings regarding sleep apnea, USA Today reported Wednesday.

March 26, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Peters Touts Cross-Border Program’s Benefits to Agricultural Exporters

DOT Secretary Mary Peters — James Kim for DOT

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said the government’s cross-border trucking program with Mexico was essential for helping U.S. agricultural exports.

March 26, 2008
Business, Government

Durable Goods Orders Fall 1.7%

Durable goods orders fell 1.7% in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

March 26, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Truckers’ Seat Belt Usage Hits Record 65%, DOT Says

The number of professional truck drivers using safety belts jumped dramatically last year to a record 65%, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

March 25, 2008
Business, Technology

UPS Names Freight Forwarding Management

UPS Inc. Tuesday named a new senior management team to oversee its freight forwarding, global brokerage and non-asset network management service businesses.

March 25, 2008

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