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E&MU: Air Bags Prove to Be a Tough Sell

When a motor vehicle hits an object head-on, the rapid deceleration jerks the bodies of drivers and passengers forward, putting them at risk of serious injury or worse. That is why front-seat air bags are a standard supplemental restraint to seat belts in passenger cars.

July 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Opinion: New Chairman Sets Priorities for ATA

In 1976, I was writing a college paper on the case for deregulating the trucking industry. Little did I realize then that, 31 years later, I would take the helm of American Trucking Associations, the premier trade group in transportation.

July 11, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Mexico Posts Requirements for U.S. Trucks Seeking Access to Roads Under Pilot Project

The Mexican government has posted its requirements and procedures for U.S. trucking companies seeking access to its highways as part of a controversial cross-border pilot project.

July 11, 2007
Business, Government

UPS Faults Teamsters on Freight Unit Organizing

UPS Inc. said some of the Teamsters’ union’s locals are using a “campaign of deception” in an attempt to organize the company’s freight-hauling unit, Bloomberg reported.

July 11, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price to Rise, DOE Says

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

National average diesel prices are expected to climb for the next three months before receding slightly toward the end of the year, according to projections by the Department of Energy.

July 11, 2007
Government, Business

Utility Opens New Minn. Trailer Facility

Trailer maker Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. said Wednesday that its dealer, Allstate Sales & Leasing Corp., opened a new facility in Minnesota.

July 11, 2007
Business

Machinists End Freightliner Strike

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Union machinists for Freightliner in Portland, Ore., voted to end their week-long strike against the truck maker, the Oregonian newspaper reported Tuesday.

July 10, 2007
Business, Government

Wholesale Sales Jump 1.5%; Inventories Gain

Wholesale sales rose faster than inventories rose in May, jumping 1.5%, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

July 10, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Rises 2¢ to $2.849

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The average retail price of U.S. diesel fuel rose 2 cents to $2.849 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

July 10, 2007
Business

Teamsters’ Hoffa Optimistic on UPS Contract

Teamsters President James Hoffa said he is optimistic about reaching a contract agreement for the 238,000 union members at UPS Inc., Bloomberg reported.

July 10, 2007

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