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Durable Orders Edge Up 0.1%

Durable goods orders rose 0.1% in November, the first gain in four months, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

December 27, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Dips 0.1¢ to $3.308

The average price of retail diesel fuel fell 0.1 cent from a week ago to $3.308 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.

December 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes New CDL Requirements

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

Commercial driver licenses applicants would be required to complete classroom and behind-the-wheel training from an accredited program, under a proposed new federal rule announced Wednesday.

December 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: CARB Reefer Rules, Old Trucks, Tires & Environment

Regarding your op-ed, “Dealing with California’s Reefer Rules," American Trucking Associations commends the efforts of the California Air Resources Board to conduct national outreach for the first time on its state regulation that will affect the nation’s refrigerated carriers.

December 26, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Rises to Near $95 a Barrel

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

Oil prices rose to near $95 a barrel early Wednesday on forecasts that crude inventories will continue to decline, the Associated Press reported.

December 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety

Trucking in 2007 Faced Economic, Regulatory Challenges

Trucking faced challenges on all fronts in 2007 as credit woes curtailed economic activity, a federal appeals court overturned key provisions of rules governing driver hours and truck equipment suppliers endured another precipitous — but not unexpected — sales slump

December 24, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment

November Truck Sales Fall 54.3%

Class 8 truck sales in the United States continued to scrape along the bottom in November, with original equipment manufacturers selling 10,309 vehicles — down 54.3% from the 22,539 they sold a year ago.

December 24, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Lautenberg Pans Revised HOS; Advocacy Groups Go to Court

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee’s panel on surface transportation called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s revised hours-of-service rule “a sham,” while advocacy groups asked a federal court to once again overturn portions of the rule.

December 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

YRC Gains Labor Flexibility

On the heels of YRC Worldwide’s settlement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor contract with in-creased work-rule flexibility, ABF Freight System said it will offer an ambitious proposal to spend about $825 million to “withdraw from all of the 27 multi-employer pension plans to which we contribute.”

December 24, 2007
Business, Safety, Government to Close for Christmas

Transport Topics Online will be closed Wednesday through Friday for the Christmas holiday. Please check back on Monday, Dec. 29, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

December 23, 2007