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Business Inventories Rise More Than Forecast

Business inventories rose 0.8% in August, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

October 9, 2008
Business, Government

UPS Freight Says It Improves Western Transit Times

UPS Freight said Wednesday it has sped up transit schedules on more than 1,900 traffic lanes in eight western states, marking the final phase of its 2008 network enhancements.

October 8, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Opinion: Hurricane Katrina’s Lessons

As we gather in New Orleans for our 2008 Management Conference & Exhibition, it’s hard not to think back to the images of the “Crescent City” in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. In a matter of hours, New Orleans went from a vibrant tourism destination to a city devastated by flooding.

October 8, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Freight Transport Index Rises

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index rose 1.9% in August from the same month a year ago, DOT said Wednesday.

October 8, 2008
Business, Government

N.J. Officials Propose Smaller Toll Hikes

New Jersey officials have scaled back proposals to drastically increase tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, offering a new plan that includes discounts for trucks, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

October 8, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Fed Bailout; Training, Turnover

Do you see anything in “The Bailout Plan” that indicates whether there will be fines and prosecutions for board members, chief executive officers (i.e., the big guys who walk away with millions of dollars per year in bonuses and the people who worked the deals) and the oversight committees who monitor our financial markets?

October 8, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Sends Rules on Chassis, New Carriers to White House

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of new trucking companies and of intermodal chassis equipment to the White House for review, putting the regulations on pace to be published before the end of the year.

October 8, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ATA Expands Highway Safety Agenda

American Trucking Associations said its board of directors has voted to expand ATA’s safety agenda with the goal of further reducing the number of highway-related fatalities.

October 8, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

DOE Lowers Forecast for Fuel Prices

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The prices of oil, gasoline, heating oil and diesel all will average lower next year than earlier forecast, as global demand slows with the slowing world economy, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

October 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Accellos Acquires Prophesy Software

Accellos Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., a provider of warehousing and logistics management software, said it acquired Prophesy Transportation Software of Bloomfield, Conn., for an undisclosed amount.

October 6, 2008

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