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Year In Review: IT Firms Court Smaller Fleets, Continue Consolidation

Information technology vendors took aim at smaller fleets in 2007, offering software and tracking options that don’t require carriers to invest in full onboard computer systems.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: CARB Reefer Rules, Intermodal Answers

The op-ed by the California Air Resource Board’s enforcement division chief, James Ryden, about the new refrigerated carrier rules is as expected with CARB: “Ready, FIRE, aim!”

January 7, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government

UPS Expands International Express Service

UPS Inc. said Monday it is expanding an international air-freight service that guarantees delivery dates, as it leans more on global operations.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Prices Fall on Economic Concerns

Crude oil fell by almost $3 to near $95 a barrel Monday, on concerns a cooling economy will curb demand for oil and gasoline, Bloomberg reported.

January 7, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

I-81 Will Not Have Truck-Only Toll Lanes, Paper Says

After years of study, Interstate 81 in Virginia will not contain separate truck-only lanes, the News-Virginian newspaper reported Sunday.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

New Mexico Considering Idling Regs

The New Mexico Department of Environment is considering limiting the amount of time long-haul truckers can leave their vehicles idling at truck stops, the Associated Press reported.

January 7, 2008
Business, Government

GM Eyes Growth Outside of U.S.

General Motors Corp. is likely to get as much as 75% of its car and truck sales from outside the Untied States within a decade, Bloomberg reported Monday.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business

Storms Hammer West Coast, Closing Some Roads

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The West Coast was hit by a huge storm Friday that dumped more than 5 inches of rain in some parts of California and feet of snow elsewhere, temporarily closing some major roadways, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety

IRS Assesses FedEx $319 Mln. in Driver Classification Dispute

The IRS struck another blow to FedEx Ground’s independent contractor business model, assessing the package delivery company back taxes and penalties of $319 million for 2002 after an audit determined that company drivers should have been classified as employees.

January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Average Increases 3.7¢; Crude Briefly Tops $100

The average price of diesel fuel rose 3.7 cents to $3.345 a gallon last week while the price of crude oil pushed past $100 a barrel for the first time, which analysts said would soon lead to higher fuel prices.

January 7, 2008

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