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April 16, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

EPA Should Delay OBD Rule, Groups Say

By Andrea Fischer, Staff Reporter

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April 16, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel

Maersk to Boost Fuel Surcharge

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
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

IRS Says Fleets Face Sanctions

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
Business, Government

Corrosion Takes Increasing Toll on Fleets, Trailers

What cigarettes are to smokers, corrosion is to highway trailers.

April 16, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Gains 5¢ to $2.84 a Gallon

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
Business, Fuel, Government

March Producer Prices Rise 1%

Bloomberg News

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
Government

February Trade Gap Narrows

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed 0.7% in February to a $58.4 billion, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

April 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

UPS Signs China Air Pact

TT File Photo

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
Business, Government

Import Prices Rise 1.7%

The price of goods imported to the United States rose 1.7% in March, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

April 12, 2007

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