Business, Logistics

Dynamex’s Fourth-Quarter, Yearly Income Fall

Logistics and delivery firm Dynamex Inc.’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell to $1.8 million, or 18 cents a share, from $4.6 million, or 45 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
September 17, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics

Horizon Lines to Add Tampa to Its Service to San Juan

Shipping, trucking and logistics firm Horizon Lines said that it will add regularly scheduled vessel container service between Tampa, Fla., and Puerto Rico, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
September 16, 2009
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

DOE Forecasts Higher Diesel, Gas Prices

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel will rise to $2.74 in the fourth quarter, from $2.62 in the third quarter, as the winter heating-fuel season begins and oil prices rise, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 9, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NTSB Bans Employee Cell Phone Use While Driving

The National Transportation Safety Board has instituted a policy banning texting and talking on cell phones by its employees while they are working, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
September 9, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Letters: 3PLs, Brokers & Shippers, Quality Counts

Are third-party logistics providers a necessary division in the trucking industry? My opinion is “yes.” We are a group of people who work hard to keep customers and drivers happy, at an agreeable rate.

September 7, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

TMC to Hold Annual SuperTech Competition

Eighty-two maintenance technicians will compete for national industry honors, while fleet managers grapple with clean-vehicle technology options and universal equipment warranties at SuperTech and the fall meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

September 7, 2009
Business, Logistics

Union Pacific Building New Intermodal, Logistics Terminal

Union Pacific Corp. said its new Joliet (Ill.) Intermodal Terminal will support customer growth by boosting international and domestic container capacity and improving rail traffic efficiencies in the Chicago area, the nation’s largest rail center.

Transport Topics
September 4, 2009
Business, Logistics

Phoenix Group Gets Contract With H.E.B. Unit in Mexico

Logistics provider the Phoenix Group landed a construction logistics contract with the Mexican division of H.E.B. Grocery Co. of Houston that will more than double the size of its construction management division, Phoenix said.

September 2, 2009
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 0.6¢ to $2.674 in Sixth Straight Increase

Dave Arnston/Bloomberg News

Diesel fuel’s national average price rose slightly, gaining 0.6 cent to $2.674 a gallon, its sixth straight gain, the Department of Energy reported.

Transport Topics
September 1, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Canadian Inspector Wins Top Award His First Time

PITTSBURGH — Alex Bugeya of Ontario, Canada, became a competitor for the first time this year and earned the right to represent his province at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship here.

August 31, 2009