Government

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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.

Government

February Trade Gap Narrows

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed 0.7% in February to a $58.4 billion, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Transport Topics
April 13, 2007

Transport Topics Podcasts: AOBRDs and ELDs

RoadSigns podcast

Check out the latest podcast episodes of our RoadSigns programs. Episode 1 and 2 of Season Two, "The AOBRD Phaseout" and "What Does the Future Hold for ELDs?" are now available. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Transport Topics
March 12, 2019
Business, Fuel, Government

UPS Signs China Air Pact

TT File Photo

UPS Inc. and the Shanghai, China, Airport Authority signed an agreement Thursday that is a step toward construction of an air hub at the Shanghai airport.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2007
Business, Government

Import Prices Rise 1.7%

The price of goods imported to the United States rose 1.7% in March, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Exec Downplays Rail Takeovers

Norfolk Southern Corp. Chief Executive Officer Charles “Wick” Moorman told the Surface Transportation Board that buyout firms probably will not try to acquire major U.S. railroads because of opposition by rail management, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Rises Following DOE Report

Crude oil prices climbed to more than $62 a barrel Wednesday following the Energy Department’s weekly inventory report that showed gasoline inventories plunged for a ninth straight week, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA’s New-Carrier Program Criticized

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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April 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Fuel Averages to Hit Records

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Retail diesel prices will average $2.82 a gallon this summer, down 6 cents from last summer, but the average price for the full year will be the highest on record, the Department of Energy said.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

IANA, Ocean Carriers Hit Proposed Rule on Safety of Intermodal Chassis

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

April 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Climbs 5¢ to $2.84

TT File Photo

The average pump price of diesel fuel continued to rise Monday, climbing another nickel following last week’s 11.4-cent jump to $2.84 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Saddle Creek Names President

Transportation and warehousing firm Saddle Creek Corp. said Tuesday that Bruce Abels is retiring as the company’s president effective July 1, and will be replaced by Cliff Otto.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007

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