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January Truck Tonnage Index Declines 3.6%, ATA Says

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index fell 3.6% in January following an increase in December, ATA said Tuesday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Price Jumps 6 Cents to $2.551 in Fourth Straight Gain

Retail diesel fuel’s national average price rose for a fourth straight week, jumping 6 cents to $2.551 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Quality Distribution’s 4Q Income Flat; Full-Year Improves

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution’s fourth-quarter profit was $6.2 million or 31 cents a share, compared with $6.2 million or 32 cents for the previous fourth quarter.

February 27, 2007
Business, Government

Durable Goods Orders Drop 7.8% in January

Durable goods orders posted their biggest decline in three months, falling 7.8% in January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Confidence Rises to Five-Year High

Consumer confidence reached the highest level in five years, the New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday.

February 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Rail Freight Slowing in First Quarter, Analyst Says

Union Pacific Railroad has laid off 124 people and cut back hours for 455 more because of lower freight demand, the Associated Press reported, and a market analysis firm Monday lowered its market outlook for the rail sector.

February 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

TransForce Reports Gains in 4Q Income, Revenue

Canadian transportation firm TransForce Income Fund said Monday it earned C$55.1 million or 64 cents a share in the fourth quarter, up from C$35.9 million or 47 cents a year earlier.

February 26, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Gasoline Prices Jump 12.8 Cents, Lundberg Survey Says

Gasoline prices jumped almost 13 cents a gallon nationwide in the past two weeks, as the price of crude oil rose, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations, released Sunday.

February 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Demand for Cleaner Engines Seen Growing

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — An official with the Chicago Climate Exchange said the demand for cleaner engines and alternative fuels in the United States will increase as membership in its cap-and-trade emission trading system expands.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Technology Briefs — Feb. 21 - Feb. 26

J.J. Keller Develops New Online Tools • ALK Announces Spring Update For CoPilot Live • FedEx Express Deploys Four Hybrids in Denver

February 26, 2007