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Auto Industry Seeks States’ Support on Emissions Rules

The automobile industry is focusing on state lawmakers in an effort to head off any plans to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions similarly to California, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

May 5, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government

Gasoline Surges 15¢ to $3.62

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Gasoline prices jumped 15 cents in the past two weeks to a national average $3.62 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

May 5, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Fuel Cards Offer New Services as Competition Intensifies

Competition among fuel-card providers to keep major fleets is intensifying as carriers seek to mitigate the $4-a-gallon cost of fuel by paying closer attention to how it’s purchased.

May 5, 2008
Business, Government

March Freight Dips; First Decline Since October

A report that truck tonnage declined in March provided new evidence that the U.S. economy is still weak, amid more signs that manufacturing and consumer spending will generate less freight for trucking to move in months to come.

May 5, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Complex Engines Can Help Dealer Profits, ATD Says

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The increasing complexity of diesel engines represents a major opportunity for profitability in dealership maintenance shops, said the departing chairman of American Truck Dealers.

May 5, 2008
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Rises 3.4¢ to $4.177

U.S. retail diesel prices set a record for the third consecutive week as the national average rose 3.4 cents a gallon to $4.177, according to data from the Department of Energy.

May 5, 2008
Government

Factory Orders Rise 1.4% in March

Factory orders rose 1.4% in March, the Commerce Department said Friday.

May 2, 2008
Government, Business, Logistics

Union Pacific Sets 2-for-1 Stock Split

Union Pacific Corp. said Thursday its board authorized a two-for-one stock split, effective May 28 to shareholders of record as of May 12.

May 1, 2008
Business, Government

TA Agrees to Settle Flying J Lawsuit

Truck stop chain TravelCenters of America said Thursday it has agreed to settle a 2006 civil suit by competitor Flying J Inc. regarding processing of card transactions.

May 1, 2008
Business, Government

Purolator, Teamsters Canada Reach Tentative Pact

Purolator Courier and Teamsters Canada have reached a tentative agreement on a contract renewal for Purolator’s couriers, package handlers, truck drivers and owner-operators across Canada, the company said.

May 1, 2008

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