Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.
The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel dipped by 0.5 cent to $2.676 a gallon last week, its second straight tiny decline, the Department of Energy said.April 2, 2007
Several parts of the Capital Beltway, Interstate 95/495 near Washington, D.C., will be closed temporarily this weekend due to scheduled work, the Maryland State Highway Administration said.April 1, 2007
Tire maker Michelin said plans to invest $300 million to make tires in China, Bloomberg reported.March 30, 2007
FedEx Corp. will boost its plant and equipment investment by 15% to 20% in fiscal 2008 to expand in China, add new jets and add new stores to its FedEx Kinko's chain , Bloomberg reported.March 29, 2007
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5% rate in the fourth quarter, higher than previously reported, the Commerce Department said Thursday.March 29, 2007
This Mexican truck program is contrary to everything the United States should be doing.March 28, 2007
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Crude oil futures rose to more than $64 a barrel in early trading Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the seventh straight trading day of increases, Bloomberg reported.March 28, 2007
The owner of the bridge that connects Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, has applied for $1 billion in U.S. bonds to help pay for a new twin span, and the state agency that will help make that decision is a chief competitor in building a new bridge, the Detroit News reported.March 28, 2007
Con-way Exec Named to FMCSA Safety Committee • Ford Recalls Medium-Duty Trucks • Ontario Trucking Sets Plan to Recover Stolen CargoMarch 28, 2007