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Business, Fuel, Government, Logistics

Norfolk Southern’s 2Q Income Rises 15%

Eastern freight railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. said its second-quarter profit rose 15%, as higher revenue per shipment offset an overall drop in traffic and record fuel prices.

July 23, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

C.H. Robinson’s 2Q Profit Improves

Transportation and third-party logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide said its second-quarter profit rose to $90.4 million, or 52 cents a share, from $82.3 million, or 47 cents, a year ago.

July 22, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Falls 4.6¢ to $4.718 a Gallon

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Diesel fuel’s national average pump price fell by the most in six months, dropping 4.6 cents to $4.718 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

July 22, 2008
Business, Logistics

Sterling to Cut Shift, Lay Off 720 Workers at Ontario Plant

Sterling Trucks plans to eliminate one of two shifts and lay off 720 workers in Ontario in November, the Canadian Press reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NHTSA Chief Nicole Nason to Step Down in August

Nicole Nason, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told Transportation Secretary Mary Peters she plans to leave the agency in August, the Associated Press reported.

July 17, 2008
Business, Logistics

CSX Reports Higher Second-Quarter Income

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Eastern freight railroad CSX Corp. said its second-quarter net income rose 19% to $385 million, or 93 cents a share, from $324 million, or 71 cents, a year ago.

July 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Opens Third TWIC Signup Center

To boost lagging enrollments in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program at Southern California ports, the Port of Los Angeles has opened a new enrollment center close to the adjacent Port of Long Beach.

July 15, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Hits New Record, Rising 3.7¢ to $4.764

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The national average pump price of diesel fuel rose 3.7 cents to a record $4.764 a gallon, the Department of Energy said.

July 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Logistics

Editorial: 21st Century Truck Partnership Woes

It is disappointing to see that the 21st Century Truck Partnership is foundering, the victim of insufficient funding and questionable research priorities, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.

July 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

OOIDA Plans Challenge to Ontario Speed Limiters

A group representing owner-operators said it will challenge the legality of recently passed legislation in Ontario mandating speed limiters on trucks to cap speeds at 65 miles per hour in the Canadian province.

July 9, 2008

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