Government

About Government News...
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Gains in May

Consumer confidence improved in May, the New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 29, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Union Fund Exit Would Cost UPS Up to $4 Billion

UPS Inc. would have to pay about up to $4 billion to cover its share of a Teamsters pension fund’s obligations, industry sources said.

May 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

STB Asked to Delay New Limits On Freight Rate-Setting Bureaus

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association has asked the Surface Transportation Board to delay a decision to end antitrust immunity for trucking rate bureaus.

May 28, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Speeds Load-Planning Tasks

Eight years ago, a busy day for load planner Rick Demitruk of Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc. meant dispatching 20 to 30 loads and shepherding them through to delivery.

May 28, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.803 a Gallon

Diesel fuel's national average price rose 3 cents to $2.803 a gallon last week, while retail gasoline spiked 11.5 cents to an all-time record of $3.218.

May 28, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Biofuels May Boost Gas Prices, N.Y. Times Says

Michah Walter/Bloomberg News

Continued record high gasoline prices may become a trend, due in part to an expansion in biofuel development, according to some oil executives, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 24, 2007
Business, Government

Durable Orders Rise for Third Month

Durable goods orders rose for a third straight month in April, gaining 0.6%, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 24, 2007
Government, Business

House Passes Bill Targeting Gasoline Price Gouging

The House approved legislation Wednesday that would make gasoline price gouging a federal crime, subjecting companies to as much as $150 million in fines, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Covenant Renames Holding Company

Covenant Transport said Wednesday its stockholders approved a name change to the truckload carrier’s corporation to Covenant Transportation Group Inc.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007
Business, Government

Pa. Trucking Group Says Plan to Lease Turnpike Unpopular

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association reiterated its opposition to a plan to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike, saying that a state report was limited in scope.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2007

Pages