Logistics
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Standards Group Fails to Pass ‘Hot Fuel’ Reform

A measure that would have set standards for “hot fuel” fell just short of passage at a meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, the Kansas City Star reported.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

New Freight Rail Line to Serve Michigan, Indiana

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

A new freight rail line, Michigan Central Railway, will start freight rail service in Michigan and Indiana next year, the company said Thursday.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price to Rise, DOE Says

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

National average diesel prices are expected to climb for the next three months before receding slightly toward the end of the year, according to projections by the Department of Energy.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

Shell to Build New Lubricants Plant in China

Shell Limited, part of Shell Oil Co., broke ground late last month on a lubricants blending plant in southern China.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Dips in June

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago declined but held near a two-year high this month, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
June 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Logistics, Safety

DHL Buys Stake in Polar Air

Package delivery firm DHL said Thursday it acquired a 49% stake Polar Air Cargo Express, a unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, to expand its business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Transport Topics
June 28, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

YRC Changes Logistics Unit’s Name; Will Buy Chinese Firm

Bruce Andrew Peters

YRC Worldwide said that it has changed the name of its logistics unit Meridian IQ to YRC Logistics, and that it has entered into a preliminary agreement to buy a big Chinese logistics and trucking company.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

So. Calif. Emissions Rules Could Boost New Truck Sales

A push for lower emissions from heavy-duty trucks, coupled with grants from state and localities in order to meet Southern California’s air-quality standards, are prompting interest in and sales of new trucks in the region, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported Monday.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

CTA Cites Border Concerns

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Canadian Trucking Alliance said it sees some positives in the U.S. cross-border passport rules, but still has concerns about the implications for cross-border truck traffic between the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 1.3¢ to $2.805; Gas Falls to Just Over $3

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average retail price rose 1.3 cents $2.805 a gallon, while gasoline fell 6.7 cents but remained just over $3, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
June 19, 2007

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