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Fuel, Business, Government

Conn. Lawmakers, Truckers Call for Action on Fuel Prices

Two federal lawmakers joined the head of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut in calling for action to help relieve soaring fuel prices that are driving trucking companies out of business, the Connecticut Post reported Thursday.

July 3, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Contracts in June

The U.S. economy’s service sector contracted in June as prices reached a record high and employment reached a record low, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday.

July 3, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government

Diesel, Gasoline Demand Falling, NATSO Says

High fuel prices are dampening demand for diesel and gasoline, and more Americans will stay home this Fourth of July holiday than last year, a truck stop trade group said Thursday.

July 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Appeals Court Rejects Greenhouse Gas Lawsuit

A federal appeals court in Washington rejected a petition by Massachusetts and 17 other states attempting to force a quick decision from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on how to regulate greenhouse gases.

July 3, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment

Michelin Boosting U.S. Tire Prices

Tire maker Michelin & Cie. is boosting commercial truck replacement tire prices by as much as 8% in North America, Bloomberg reported.

July 2, 2008
Government

Factory Orders Rise 0.6% in Third Straight Gain

Factory orders jumped 0.6% in May, the third straight increase, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

July 2, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Speed Limiters, Driver Culture, Don't Involve Feds

Hey, no problem — go ahead and limit the speed. That’s what you would expect from a socialist country. The truckers will simply move south — to a free country.

July 2, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Truckers Protest in England, India

Truckers protested high fuel prices in London and in India Wednesday, blocking streets and parking rigs, Bloomberg reported.

July 2, 2008
Business, Government

ArvinMeritor Forecasts Higher 3Q Sales

ArvinMeritor Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter sales will rise as much as 20% to $2 billion on higher demand in Asia and South America, and for military products in North America.

July 2, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

Auto Sales Plunge, Led by Decline in Pickups, SUVs

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Three major automakers reported their June sales plunged as fuel prices reached record levels, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

July 1, 2008

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