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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.
 

Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Tops $3 After Fourth Straight Increase

The national average price of retail diesel cracked $3 for the first time in nearly 13 months with a 6.8-cent-a-gallon price hike last week, the fourth straight weekly increase.

October 1, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Gains

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region rose in September, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2007
Business, Logistics

CN Buys Midwest Rail Line

Canadian National Railway Co. has agreed to buy most of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Co. from U.S. Steel Corp. for $300 million to add capacity and bypass Chicago-area congestion, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
September 27, 2007
Business, Logistics

GM, UAW Reach Accord to End Strike

The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. reached a tentative contract early Wednesday to end the union’s two-day national strike, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
September 26, 2007
Business, Logistics

Existing Home Sales Drop to 5-Year Low

Existing homes sales fell in August to a five-year low, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2007
Business, Logistics

GM Talks Resume; Two Canadian Plants Close

A United Auto Workers strike against General Motors Corp. lasting longer than a week or two could cost GM billions, and two Canadian plants have been idled as a result of the strike, news services reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

SoCal Ports to Mandate TruckTag Use

PierPass Inc., which operates the off-peak program at Southern California ports, said the container terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will require trucks to be equipped with TruckTags in order to gain access to the terminals, starting Dec. 1.

Transport Topics
September 24, 2007
Business, Logistics

Dynamex Reports Higher 4Q Earnings

Logistics and delivery firm Dynamex Inc. said late Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose to $4.1 million or 38 cents a share, from $3.3 million or 31 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
September 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Sleep Apnea Program Cuts Costs for Health Care, Schneider Says

Truckload carrier Schneider National said a sleep apnea screening and treatment program managed by an outside vendor has improved safety and driver productivity while lowering health-care costs.

September 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Report Cites Congestion Problems Nationwide

Tannen Maury/Bloomberg News

Drivers waste nearly an entire work week each year sitting in traffic on the way to and from their jobs, according to a national study released Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2007

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