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April 16, 2007
By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the April 16 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.April 16, 2007
A.P. Moeller-Maersk, the world’s largest ocean shipping line, is boosting its North America to Europe rates due to higher fuel costs, Bloomberg reported Monday.April 16, 2007
IRS officials told trucking executives that motor carriers must account properly for driver per-diem expenses or risk losing the tax-exempt status of the plans.April 16, 2007
What cigarettes are to smokers, corrosion is to highway trailers.April 16, 2007
The average price of U.S. retail diesel fuel climbed another 5 cents last week to $2.84 a gallon, reaching a seven-month high, and the Department of Energy warned that prices are unlikely to fall anytime soon.April 16, 2007
The producer price index rose 1% in March, the Labor Department reported Friday. The core PPI excluding food and energy was unchanged.April 13, 2007
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed 0.7% in February to a $58.4 billion, the Commerce Department reported Friday.April 13, 2007
UPS Inc. and the Shanghai, China, Airport Authority signed an agreement Thursday that is a step toward construction of an air hub at the Shanghai airport.April 12, 2007
The price of goods imported to the United States rose 1.7% in March, the Labor Department reported Thursday.April 12, 2007