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Fuel, Government

Producer Prices Jump 1.4% in May

Prices paid to U.S. producers jumped 1.4% in May, led by food and fuel costs, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

June 17, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

IdleAire Can Proceed With Sale, Judge Rules

IdleAire Technologies Corp., which designs anti-idling systems for long-haul trucks at truck stops, can proceed with a proposed sale without an investigation, a judge ruled, Bloomberg reported Monday.

June 16, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Holds at $4.692 a Gallon

The national average price of diesel fuel was unchanged Monday from a week ago, holding at $4.692 a gallon, the Department of Energy said.

June 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

PTS Shuts Down Following Strike

Automobile hauler Performance Transportation Services said it has gone out of business, due to a strike against the company last week by the Teamsters union.

June 16, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Several Class 8 Hybrids Being Developed, But Experts Say Many Obstacles Still Loom

WASHINGTON — Several prototype Class 8 hybrid trucks are currently under development, but the technical and economic obstacles in the way of placing reliable and fuel-efficient heavy hybrid over-the-road trucks in service remain daunting, experts told a House subcommittee.

June 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Roadrunner Rebrands, Expands Services

Roadrunner Transportation Services, formerly known as Roadrunner Dawes Freight Systems, said Monday it has rebranded to reflect new offerings its third-party transportation logistics, supply-chain management, and truckload and less-than-truckload services.

June 16, 2008
Business, Government

New York Manufacturing Index Declines

Manufacturing growth in New York state declined in June, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday.

June 16, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Caterpillar Exits U.S. Truck Market

Caterpillar Inc., which lost its dominant position in heavy-duty engines last year because of persistent problems with 2007-compliant models, said it will pull out of the North American Class 8 market by 2010, except for a severe-duty truck and engine in partnership with Navistar International Corp.

June 16, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Railroad Seeks Faster, Cheaper Route Between Great Lakes, Virginia Port

BELSPRING, Va. — Inside Norfolk Southern Railway’s Cowan Tunnel at the foot of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the latest intermodal ad-vancement is moving forward — 4 feet at a time.

June 16, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Slips for Second Week; Gasoline Average Tops $4 a Gallon

The U.S. diesel average inched downward for the second consecutive week, dipping 1.5 cents to $4.692 a gallon, while gasoline topped the $4 mark for the first time ever, the Department of Energy reported.

June 16, 2008