Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.
Norfolk Southern Corp. Chief Executive Officer Charles “Wick” Moorman told the Surface Transportation Board that buyout firms probably will not try to acquire major U.S. railroads because of opposition by rail management, Bloomberg reported.April 12, 2007
Crude oil prices climbed to more than $62 a barrel Wednesday following the Energy Department’s weekly inventory report that showed gasoline inventories plunged for a ninth straight week, Bloomberg reported.April 11, 2007
By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter
This story appears in the April 9 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.April 11, 2007
Retail diesel prices will average $2.82 a gallon this summer, down 6 cents from last summer, but the average price for the full year will be the highest on record, the Department of Energy said.April 11, 2007
By Sean McNally, Senior ReporterApril 11, 2007
The average pump price of diesel fuel continued to rise Monday, climbing another nickel following last week’s 11.4-cent jump to $2.84 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.April 10, 2007
Transportation and warehousing firm Saddle Creek Corp. said Tuesday that Bruce Abels is retiring as the company’s president effective July 1, and will be replaced by Cliff Otto.April 10, 2007
DaimlerChrysler Truck Financial announced a regional initiative Monday that it said will improve service to its Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star dealers in the United States and Canada.April 9, 2007
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April 9, 2007
Gasoline pump prices jumped 18 cents in the past two weeks to $2.79 a gallon, the highest since September, analyst Trilby Lundberg said in her latest filling-station survey released Sunday.April 9, 2007