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State Lawmakers Block N.Y.C. Congestion-Fee Plan

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

New York state lawmakers Monday put the brakes on New York City’s plan to charge congestion fees on cars and trucks in the city’s business district, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

July 17, 2007
Government

Producer Price Index Dips in June

Prices paid to U.S. producers fell for the first time in five months in June, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

July 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics

CSX to Open Shipment Info to States for Security Reasons

Eastern freight railroad CSX Corp. will open its computer system to counterterrorism agencies in three states to help track hazardous cargo, Bloomberg reported.

July 17, 2007
Government, Business, Logistics

CSX to Open Shipment Info to States for Security Reasons

Eastern freight railroad CSX Corp. will open its computer system to counterterrorism agencies in three states to help track hazardous cargo, Bloomberg reported.

July 17, 2007
Government, Business

Intermec Offers Tough Handheld

Technology firm Intermec said it has introduced a rugged, handheld computer capable of reading symbols at distances from six inches to 50 feet

July 17, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 4¢ to $2.889; Gas Jumps 6.8¢ to $3.049

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price jumped 4 cents in the past week to $2.889 a gallon, the highest price since September, the Department of Energy said Monday.

July 17, 2007
Business, Government

Vancouver Port Plans Stricter Truck Safety, Environmental Standards

The Vancouver Port Authority said Monday it had introduced the most demanding container truck safety and environmental licensing standards in North America for the British Columbia port.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government, Technology

Getloaded.com Offers Cellphone-Based Service

Web-based load board Getloaded.com said Friday it will offer its core services to truckers via cell phone.

July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

ATRI, FMCSA to Host Safety Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute will co-host a trucking industry Webinar on Wednesday, July 25, on onboard collision warning systems.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government

New York Manufacturing Index Jumps in July

Manufacturing growth in New York rose this month at the fastest rate in a year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday.

July 16, 2007

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