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OOIDA Sues Over Mexican Trucks Plan

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Friday it filed suit to block the Department of Transportation’s pilot program to allow some Mexican trucks to run in full United States.

September 7, 2007
Government

Wholesale Inventories Rise 0.2%

Wholesale inventories rose 0.2% in July, the Commerce Department said Friday.

September 7, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Eyes New Emissions Regs for Trucking, Ports

California regulators proposed new emissions rules for the state’s ports and the trucking industry, designed to begin compliance with ambitious “greenhouse gas” emissions reduction law, the Contra Costa Times reported Friday.

September 7, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

DHL Signs Transport Contract With Wal-Mart

DHL

DHL said Thursday it signed a three-year agreement with Wal-Mart Stores to provide air express and ground shipping throughout the United States, supporting the retail giant's 4,000 stores nationwide.

September 6, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Unchanged In August

The U.S. economy’s service sector growth in August held at the same level as the previous month, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday.

September 6, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

UTi Worldwide’s 2Q Income Dips

Air and ocean freight forwarder UTi Worldwide said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter net income fell 20% to $27.7 million or 28 cents a share, from $34.5 million or 35 cents a year ago.

September 6, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Productivity Reaches Two-Year High

Second-quarter U.S. worker productivity rose at an annual rate of 2.6%, the most in almost two years, the Labor Department said Thursday.

September 6, 2007
Business, Government

Fed ‘Beige Book’ Notes Some Trucking Industry Softening

Manufacturing expanded in most U.S. regions in August, though the trucking industry saw some weaknesses related to pricing and a declining housing market, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

September 5, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.893; Gas Jumps 4.7¢ to $2.796

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average national retail price of diesel climbed 3 cents to $2.893 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

September 5, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Submits Court-Ordered Guidelines for Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has sent its court-ordered revision of new-driver training guidelines to the White House Office of Management and Budget, and trucking industry and safety officials said they hoped the agency would publish the new rule before the end of the year.

September 5, 2007

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