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Fuel, Business, Government

Import Prices Rise 1% in June

The price of goods imported to the United States rose for a fifth straight month in June, on higher fuel costs, the Labor Department reported Friday.

July 13, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Levels Fall

Port of Tacoma, Wash.

Rail carload and intermodal freight fell for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

July 13, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Standards Group Fails to Pass ‘Hot Fuel’ Reform

A measure that would have set standards for “hot fuel” fell just short of passage at a meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the Kansas City Star reported.

July 12, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Florida Sets Plan to Limit Emissions

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) said is set to sign an order that would match California’s standards for greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

July 12, 2007

Hub Group Drops Interdom Deal

Hub Group Inc. said it has terminated its agreement to acquire intermodal marketing company Interdom Partners.

July 12, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

New Freight Rail Line to Serve Michigan, Indiana

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

A new freight rail line, Michigan Central Railway, will start freight rail service in Michigan and Indiana next year, the company said Thursday.

July 12, 2007

Jobless Claims Fall for Week

Initial jobless claims fell by 12,000 last week to 308,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

July 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

U.S., China Sign Air Pact

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The United States and China have signed an aviation agreement that will significantly increase passenger and cargo flights between the two countries, the Department of Transportation said.

July 12, 2007
Government, Business, Equipment

Cummins Boosts Dividend

Bloomberg News

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said its board agreed to raise the company’s quarterly cash dividend by 25 cents per share, from 18 cents per share, a 39% increase.

July 11, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Firms Working to Keep Drivers Healthy

Trucking firms are taking more measures to help the health of drivers, helping to boost both drivers’ welfare and their own bottom lines, the Associated Press reported.

July 11, 2007