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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.

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.

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
Business, Logistics

Norfolk Southern Plans New Intermodal Terminal

Norfolk Southern Corp. said it plans to build a $95 million intermodal terminal in Greencastle, Pa., along the railroad’s proposed Crescent Corridor project to move freight between the South and the Northeast.

August 26, 2009
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 1.6¢ in Fifth Straight Weekly Gain

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The national average price of diesel fuel rose for a fifth week, climbing 1.6 cents to $2.668 a gallon and topping last week’s price its highest this year, the Department of Energy said.

August 25, 2009
Business, Safety, Logistics

Con-way’s Dale Duncan Is 2009 Truck Driving National Champion

Con-way Inc.

Con-way Freight driver Dale Duncan was named the 2009 National Truck Driving Grand Champion over the weekend, American Trucking Associations said.

August 24, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Friendships Grow as NTDC Gets Under Way

PITTSBURGH — Day-to-day on the job, driving a truck is a mostly solitary occupation, which explains in part why the National Truck Driving Championships attract so many repeat contestants, coming back year after year to rub shoulders with other top drivers from around the country, as well as to carry on their quest for a trophy.

August 24, 2009
Business, Logistics

Existing Home Sales Hit Two-Year High

Existing homes sales jumped to a two-year high in July, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday.

August 21, 2009