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Texas to Strip Smugglers of CDLs

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced an initiative to strip licenses from Texas truck drivers convicted of smuggling illegal weapons, drugs or humans into the United States, the Associated Press reported.

June 24, 2008
Business, Government

Texas to Strip Smugglers of CDLs

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced an initiative to strip licenses from Texas truck drivers convicted of smuggling illegal weapons, drugs or humans into the United States, the Associated Press reported.

June 24, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Customs Not Likely to Meet Deadline for Screening All U.S.-Bound Containers

The federal agency charged with preventing weapons of mass destruction from entering the United States likely cannot meet a 2012 deadline imposed by Congress and requiring that all U.S.-bound cargo containers be scanned by imaging and radiation equipment before leaving foreign ports.

June 24, 2008
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Falls to 16-Year Low

Consumer confidence fell to the lowest level in more than 16 years this month, the New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday.

June 24, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Falls 4.4¢ to $4.648; Gas Dips 0.3¢ to $4.079

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The average price of diesel fell for the third time in the past four weeks, declining 4.4 cents to $4.648 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

June 24, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

ASTM Panel Votes to Modify Biodiesel Standards

Engineering standards group ASTM International voted to tighten standards on pure and blended biodiesel fuel during meetings last week in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government

ASTM Panel Votes to Modify Biodiesel Standards

Engineering standards group ASTM International voted to tighten standards on pure and blended biodiesel fuel during meetings last week in Vancouver, British Columbia.

June 23, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

iTECH: Putting the ‘Gee!’ in GPS

Dynamic traffic reporting — and eventually predictive analysis that forecasts when and where those soul-draining backups and bottlenecks will pop up — could be just what the doctor ordered.

June 23, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government

Gasoline Average Rises to $4.10 a Gallon, Lundberg Says

Gasoline prices rose 10 cents in the past weeks ended Friday to a national average of $4.10 a gallon, the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations reported.

June 23, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

Car Haulers, Teamsters Union Set Deal

The Teamsters union last week agreed to a new labor contract with 10 auto transporters, six days after Performance Transportation Services Inc., the sector’s second-largest fleet, closed its doors.

June 23, 2008

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