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Business Inventories Rise 0.4%; Sales Dip

U.S. business inventories rose 0.4% in June, while sales fell, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Oregon Sets Biodiesel Mandate

Oregon has become the fifth state to enact a biodiesel requirement and the first to require strict testing of the fuel.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Virginia DOT Updates 511 System, Software

The Virginia Department of Transportation said Aug. 1 it has updated its 511 road-information system to include improvements suggested by users.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2007
Business, Government

July Retail Sales Rise 0.3%

Retail sales gained 0.3% in July, the Commerce Department said Monday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2007
Business, Government

Texas to Make Retrofit Funding Available

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said it would make more money available to the state’s truck retrofit program, after the Texas Legislature approved $5 million in additional funding for idle-reduction technologies.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

N.H. Eyes Strengthening Weight Rules

New Hampshire officials say the state’s low fines for overweight trucks do little to curtail heavy loads, which cause long-term damage to bridges and highways, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2007
Government

Gasoline Average Drops 11 Cents

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Gasoline prices fell 11 cents in the past two weeks, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2007
Business, Government

UPS Seeks to Change Union Pension Fund

UPS Inc., the nation’s largest single employer of Teamsters, said it is proceeding in talks with a union-related pension plan that could result in the parcel giant’s withdrawing from the multi-employer funds that cover current and retired union members.

August 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

‘Soft’ Market Trims 2Q LTL Profits

Less-than-truckload carriers struggled during the second quarter to strike a balance between soft pricing and declining tonnage, with most large publicly traded carriers reporting lower profits than a year earlier.

August 13, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Oberstar Proposes Bridge Repair Fund

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee last week called for a special bridge-repair fund, following the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, and said a temporary federal fuel tax increase was among the options to pay for it.

August 13, 2007

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