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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.

Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Rises for October

The economy’s service sector growth increased in October, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

November 5, 2007
Government

Gas Jumps 16 Cents in Two Weeks, Lundberg Says

The average price of regular gasoline jumped 16 in the past two weeks, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

November 5, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Conn. Trucking Firms Seek Clarification on Employee Definition

Connecticut trucking companies are asking Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R) and state lawmakers to intervene in a dispute with the state’s Labor Department over how workers are defined for tax purposes, the Associated Press reported.

November 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Fleets to Face Engine Dilemma as Some Makers Avoid SCR

The decision by two major engine manufacturers, Cummins Inc. and Navistar International, to build 2010 heavy-duty diesel engines without selective catalytic reduction technology has upset truck sales forecasts for the 2009 and 2010 truck markets.

November 5, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Border Bottlenecks, Regulations Top Concerns for Ontario Shippers, Carriers

For Ontario — Canada’s manufacturing hub and a heavy participant in North American trade — trucking executives say today’s key issue in transportation is to keep the fleets moving steadily back and forth across the border.

November 5, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel, Crude Oil Hit New Records

Retail diesel prices continued to climb last week, with the national average jumping 6.3 cents to $3.157 a gallon, matching the record set two years ago, according to the Department of Energy.

November 5, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Closes Week at Record $95.93 a Barrel

Crude oil futures jumped more than $2 Friday to a record $95.93 per-barrel closing price on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg reported.

November 2, 2007
Government

SeptemberFactory Orders Rise 0.2%

U.S. factory orders rose 0.2% in September, the Commerce Department said Friday.

November 2, 2007
Government

SeptemberFactory Orders Rise 0.2%

U.S. factory orders rose 0.2% in September, the Commerce Department said Friday.

November 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Factory Index Falls in October

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index declined in October, ISM said Thursday.

November 1, 2007