Government
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Falls to Near $88 a Barrel

Crude oil prices fell for a third trading day in pre-market trading Monday, with futures falling almost $1 to $88.07 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
February 4, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Leaders Agree on Need for Unity to Address Key Issues

WASHINGTON — With an eye on the congressional debate next year over reauthorizing transportation legislation, leaders of American Trucking Associations agreed on the need for the industry to come together on key issues and established a task force to work on safety issues.

February 4, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Oberstar Criticizes Administration on Handling of Transport Issues

WASHINGTON — The Democratic chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in a speech to American Trucking Associations’ winter meeting here, delivered a scathing criticism of the Bush administration’s handling of transportation issues as he backed the report of a congressional commission that called for major federal spending on infrastructure funded by fuel-tax increases.

February 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics, Government

Truck Tonnage Rises 1.4% in December

December truck tonnage increased by 1.4% from year-ago levels, the first back-to-back improvement in freight volume since May and June 2006, American Trucking Associations reported in its national index.

February 4, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Fleets Weigh Competing Technologies as New Emission Standards Loom

Truck buyers for some of the nation’s largest fleets are already contemplating their choices for the January 2010 generation of heavy-duty truck engines. Their challenge is matching the original equipment manufacturers they like with one of the two main technologies upon which the OEMs will rely.

February 4, 2008
Government, Business

Construction Spending Falls 1.1%

Construction spending fell 1.1% December, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Shows Expansion in January

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index moved into positive territory and showed expansion in January, ISM said Friday.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2008
Business, Government

Opinion: Reality-Based Carrier Pricing and Driver Pay

Events in the year just ended could foreshadow changes in the way trucking is priced. While some developments involved new trucking technology, others have resulted from legal, legislative and regulatory developments.

February 1, 2008
Business, Government

Consumer Sentiment Improves in January

U.S. consumer confidence rose in January, according to the University of Michigan’s monthly consumer sentiment index released Friday.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2008
Business, Government, Autonomous

Panel Recommends NYC Congestion-Fee Plan

The commission in charge of creating congestion-fee plan for New York City voted Thursday to approve a scaled-down version of an original proposal, but the plan would still charge cars and most trucks fees to enter the central part of Manhattan, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2008

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