Government
Business, Government

Oklahoma to Begin Truck-Weighing Technology Program

Oklahoma officials are set to begin a $61 million project to build nine state-of-the-art inspection stations will improve highway safety and better enforce truck weight laws, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 23, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops 5.6¢ to $3.27

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The average national price of diesel fuel fell for a second straight week, dropping 5.6 cents to $3.27 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
January 22, 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

USF Holland Offers New U.S.-Canada Delivery Service

Less-than-truckload carrier USF Holland said Tuesday it launched a new guaranteed service to and from Canada.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel Urges Infrastructure Overhaul

WASHINGTON — In a controversial report calling for huge new spending on the national transportation system, a congressional commission last week made several recommendations that would affect trucking, including new flexibility in the federal driver hours-of-service rule in congestion-prone areas.

January 21, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT’s Peters Disavows Commission’s Proposals

WASHINGTON — A congressional report calling for a huge new federal investment in transportation infrastructure financed by hefty tax increases brought sharp opposition from Republicans, including Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, who led the commission.

January 21, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel, Gas Dip As Petroleum Prices Retreat

U.S. retail fuel prices dipped last week, as crude oil costs fell. The Department of Energy said the average price for diesel around the nation was 5 cents a gallon lower at $3.326, while gas slipped 4.1 cents to $3.068.

January 21, 2008
Business, Government

January Michigan Sentiment Index Improves

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

Transport Topics
January 18, 2008
Business, Government

Leading Economic Indicators Decline 0.2%

An index of leading economic indicators fell 0.2% last month, the New York-based Conference Board said Friday.

Transport Topics
January 18, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Cites Softer Freight Volumes

Economic activity increased modestly from of mid-November through early January, although demand for transportation services was generally weak, the Federal Reserve said.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2008
Government

Housing Starts Plunge 14% in December

Housing starts plunged 14% in December to the lowest level in 17 years, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
January 17, 2008

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