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New Hill Faces Emerge After November Shake-up

WASHINGTON — After more than a decade in the minority — and the past six years relegated to near-obscurity behind a powerful Republican majority and a Republican White House — Democrats swept into power in November, capturing both houses of Congress.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2007
Business, Government

Canada Cartage Reports Profitable First Public Year

Canada Cartage Diversified Income Fund said Monday that its revenue rose 18.2% to C$275.3 million in its first year of operation as a public company, but lost C$300,000 or 1 cent per unit in the fourth quarter.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Interpool Reports Higher Profit for 2006

Interpool Inc., a maker of shipping containers and chassis for intermodal container transportation, reported its 2006 net income rose, in part due to the sale of its container operating lease fleet.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2007
Business, Government

Gasoline Average Jump 20 Cents, Lundberg Survey Says

Average U.S. retail gasoline prices jumped 20 cents in the past two weeks to $2.55 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Technology Briefs — March 6 - March 12

New Mexico Senate Approves Biodiesel Bill • Dickinson Launches Online Maintenance Tool • Massachusetts Extends Fast Lane Discounts • IANA, T-Chek Set Fuel-Card Deal

March 12, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Oregon Nonprofit Group Features ‘Green’ Technology for Trucks

Cascade Sierra Solutions, a nonprofit group that promotes the sale of products to help truck drivers save fuel and reduce emissions, said it has opened the first of what could be as many as eight “green truck technology” showrooms along the Interstate 5 corridor in Oregon, Washington and California.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Proposes Emission Cuts for Train and Marine Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the first time sharp cuts in exhaust emissions from railroad locomotive and marine engines in a plan a spokesman said would “follow exactly the same pattern” as environmental regulations for truck engines.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

DOT Issues Daylight-Saving Time Reminder

The Department of Transportation issued a reminder that starting in 2007, daylight-saving time will begin three weeks earlier, starting this weekend.

Transport Topics
March 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Trimac’s 4Q Income Dips; Full Year Improves

Canada-based transportation firm Trimac Income Fund earned C$3.1 million or 8 cents per unit in the fourth quarter, down from C$5.7 million or 13 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
March 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Fleet Size Grows 5.2% in 2006 as Carriers Stock Up

The number of heavy-duty trucks in use in the United States increased 5.2% to 3.51 million Class 8 commercial vehicles last year, as fleet owners stocked up on new trucks and kept more old vehicles in service, market research firm R.L. Polk & Co. said.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
March 9, 2007

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