Business, Logistics, Fuel

Union Pacific Adds Low-Emission Units

Union Pacific Railroad is expanding its use of lower-emission locomotives by agreeing to conduct the rail industry’s first test of such units in regional freight service.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 29, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics

David May Named ATA Driver of the Year

David May, a West Seneca, N.Y.-based driver for Con-way Freight, was named American Trucking Associations’ 2008 National Truck Driver of the Year.

September 29, 2008
Government, Business, Logistics

Gas Drops 4¢ to $3.66, Lundberg Says

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The national average price of regular gasoline fell 4 cents over the two weeks ended Friday, to $3.66 a gallon, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

September 29, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Diesel Slips Under $4 a Gallon

Diesel fuel’s national average price fell 6.5 cents to $3.958 a gallon, the 10th straight weekly decline and the first time it has fallen below the $4 mark in almost six months, the Department of Energy said Sept. 22, although a surge in crude oil prices added uncertainty to the outlook.

September 29, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Court Ruling Green-Lights SoCal Ports’ Clean Trucks Plan

A federal appeals court Wednesday denied a motion to block a clean trucks program at the Southern California ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, allowing the sister ports to begin implementation of the program Oct. 1, the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times newspaper reported.

September 25, 2008
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Existing Home Sales Fall 2.2%

Existing homes sales fell 2.2% in August, the greatest monthly decrease on record, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday.

September 24, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Falls 6.5¢ to $3.958 in 10th Straight Decline

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average price fell 6.5 cents Monday to $3.958 a gallon, the 10th straight weekly decline and the first time it fell below the $4 mark in almost six months, the Department of Energy said Monday.

September 23, 2008
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Union Pacific Boosts 3Q Earnings Forecast

Freight railroad Union Pacific Corp. Tuesday boosted its third-quarter earnings forecast due to lower fuel prices and improved operating efficiency.

September 23, 2008
Business, Logistics

Dynamex Reports Improved 4Q Profit; Seeks New CEO

Logistics and delivery firm Dynamex Inc. reported an improved fiscal fourth-quarter profit and said it was searching for a new chief executive officer.

September 18, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics

Letters to the Editor: Thank you, Trucking; Outsourcing; Lane Restrictions

In honor of National Trucking Week, Sept. 7-14, let’s take a minute to think about the trucking industry and the thousands of men and women who work within it to make our lives functional, comfortable, healthy and safe.

September 17, 2008

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